Utilizing a foundation of American Abstraction and infusing it with an element of graffiti, artist Jonathan Langfield creates a painterly impromptu. You’re invited to visit Langfield’s exhibit “Impromptus” at The Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Gallery at Genesee Community College. The work will be on display from August 27, 2015 - September 25, 2015. Opening receptions are planned on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.
Langfield was born in Fall River, Massachusetts along Mt. Hope Bay in 1987. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2010 and a Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2013.
He currently lives and works in both Somerset, MA and Philadelphia where he has exhibited his paintings at JAG Modern and Osvaldo Romberg Studio. Langfield is a founding member of Romberg’s independent contemporary painting school, SUBPLOT Atelier. The school’s philosophy highlights the importance of narrative in painting. “While the ability to intelligently make well-constructed forms and compositions is critical, it is equally important to understand how to construct a narrative well and, given the transformation in technologies and means of telling stories, the dimension of narrative is a growing concern in contemporary painting and drawing,” the SUBPLOT web page states.
“My work carries on the great tradition of American Abstraction and combines it with graffiti,” Langfield states. “The works are executed in the spirit of improvisation while utilizing the ideological framework of Modernism.”
Besides Philadelphia, Langfield’s paintings have also been exhibited at the Cutlog Art Fair in New York City, FAUX REAL, Non-Ficiton Gallery in Savannah, Georgia and several art fairs in Miami.
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