ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens is delighted to bring you, What’s Your Sign? a showcase of James Armstrong’s latest works. Known for repurposing decommissioned freeway signs into serene California landscapes, Armstrong introduces a new exploration of various metals into his works. He begins each painting with a fully-realized composition before beginning to scrape away layers in a process he refers to as “reductive”.
Armstrong has been a painter full-time since 2004 and earned a BFA as well a graduate degree from the East Carolina University School of Art. Trained in the style of the classic California landscape painters, he paints, deconstructs, and repaints, cycling through the process over and over until the painting is ﬁ nally completed; a perfect balance between perfection and destruction.
Join ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens as we celebrate James Armstrong’s showcase, What’s Your Sign?