Paul Armstrong: liminality
August 7 - September 4, 2021
Ro2 Art is proud to present Paul Armstrong: Liminality, the artist’s first solo exhibition. The show will run from August 7 through September 4, 2021. The exhibition will open with a reception at Ro2 Art in The Cedars, located at 1501 S. Ervay St, Dallas, TX, 75215 and will take place from 7-10 PM.
Liminality is an exploration of form, material, and identity through the medium of painting. Armstrong uses oil to analyze mark-making, playing with brushstrokes that describe mass, depth, or that exist purely on the surface as textural abstractions. The isolation of the pandemic paradoxically gave the artist a freedom to explore mark-making toward its own end. In this body of work, some brushstrokes are deliberate realistic renderings of figures. In others, they suggest a being, maybe not fully human. Some works are purely non-objective explorations of color, mass and movement. Each, in their own way, is a signifier of identity. Whether abstract or figurative, they describe a sense of self. Taken together as a whole, the artist questions how beliefs, qualities, and an inner-knowingness are communicated through visual constructs.
about the artist
Paul Armstrong is a Texas-based artist working out of Denton, where he’s completing a BFA in studio art and art education at the University of North Texas. His work routinely draws from naturally occurring forms and patterns, the textural and tactile quality of paint, and the areas where these notions intersect visually.