|James Blackstone Lofton (1975-2012)
Santa Fean, James Lofton created complexly through simplicity by capitalizing on the unconscious as the driving force for his abstract paintings and sculpture.
Visually these refined abstractions are void of referential noise of reality while leaving the essence of color’s rhythmic quality. These textured works use a combination of both communal materials and foraged materials like sand, pigment and copal. He employed a variety of techniques when applying these materials to canvas, paper and wood panel.
To Lofton making art was like a religious practice, founded in dedication and faith. In turn, he believed his paintings painted themselves.
1994-96 School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
POP Gallery-Santa Fe, NM 2007-current
2009 Four Rooms, Estra Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Aid Comfort Benefit, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Animal Sanctuary Benefit, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Emerging, Established, and Mature, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Off the Record, Private Collections Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Three Man Show Presents James Lofton, Dennis Flynn, and Carlos Carulo, Perspectives Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Pre-Columbia to Present, Perspective Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Avant Garde Pushpin Show, The Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Artificial Flavor, Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 One Year Anniversary Show, A.D., Collective, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Pop Gallery Goes to the Dogs, Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Pop Double Dare You, Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Ironthorn Productions Santa Fe Design Week, Multimedia Event & Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
2005 The Future of Fine Art, Emerging Young Artists of New Mexico, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Drift into Art And Fashion in a Moment of Bliss, Seven-O-Seven Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004 Art in New Mexico at the Copperhead Show, Santa Fe, NM
2002 God of War Productions Presents: Summer Funk, Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
2002 Group show, El Farol, Santa Fe, NM
2000 Group Show, Four Winds Gallery, Nambe, NM
2000 Mural, Poetry Allowed Documentary Film, Witter Bynner Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
1999 Mural, Department of Labor, City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Mural, Panos Exhibition, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa, NM
2005 The New Mexican’s Weekly Magazine of Arts, Entertainment & Culture, “Pasatiempo”, editors selection of continuing exhibitions Featuring detail of untitled work at Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, December 16
Representing James Lofton since 2007, POP Gallery is pleased to feature his originals on canvas exclusively in Santa Fe, NM with his most recent works and signature sculpture debuting in 2012. Direct inquiries to 505.820.0788.