January 1, 2008

Chambers Gallery Hotel Restaurant Club

James Lecce. 2005 NYC. "Slow Drip Slither"[Red]"

Psychedelic orbs of acrylic polymer emulsion throb and ungulate. Lecce seems to have a great sense of polyrhythms and understanding of syncopation. The patterns have a balance between consistency and fluctuations, where one can feel the rhythm without repetition or angularity. The piece has a subtle 3-dimensionality to it, where the slight contours of the glossy emulsion reflect light at different angle to reveal a form that conforms to the image. The complete engulfment of the edges is very interesting and I am curious to see how his technique might translate to an organic 3d/sculptural palette more expressive than the rectangle canvas.