(Houston, TX, January 2016) – Acclaimed Houston gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art will host an exhibition of new works by contemporary painter, Roi James, in a solo show, A Renewal of Expression, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from 6-9pm at 2707 Colquitt Street. In the last year, James has suffered through and recovered from cancer. In the face of his health concerns, James continued to explore complex abstractions utilizing a unique approach to the application of paint and harnessed the meditative energy embedded in the spirit of his paintings throughout his recovery. The large-scale oil paintings emanate a reflective state of being, and the fluidity of the medium suggests deep expression and movement. The exhibition will be on view through April 2, 2016.
"In my paintings I explore how uncertainty can lead to meaning and understanding, how harmony can be experienced even within tension and chaos, and how the recognizable can rise out of purely abstract form. [The works are] meant to encourage contemplation and meditation.”