James Boulton
Quality Time
April 18th - May 10th, 2015

Saturday, May 9th at 4PM performance by Steve Roden
Sunday, May 10th at 4PM performance by Gabie Strong

Monte Vista Projects is proud to present Quality Time, new work by James Boulton. This exhibition consists of new works on paper and sculptures. The works on paper continue Boulton’s experimentation with unique approaches to mark making techniques and layering. Translucent watercolor stains, hand painted texts, and images of helicopters flying in something of a toxic atmosphere appear in one of the watercolor drawings. Accompanying the drawings are rock form sculptures that populate the floor of the gallery, appearing as chunks of concrete and stone. Installed together, the works on paper and rock sculptures create a visual record of Boulton’s memory. Quality Time is a physical index of the intersection between what he sees and what he paints, between memory and spontaneity. 

James Boulton received his MFA at Claremont College in 2007. He has exhibited painting, sculpture, and video in Los Angeles, Portland, Berlin, and Madison, Wisconsin. Most recently his work was exhibited at Cypress College and at Raid Projects in Los Angeles.

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