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March 2011

SCOOP Studios in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Kenton James

SCOOP studios Contemporary Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Cinnamonworld, featuring a solo show by Kenton James, on view from Mar. 4 - 26, 2011. A reception will be held on Mar. 4, from 5-8pm.
In the most recent series of James’ oil paintings, chaos and the surge of modern American life are captured in layered images. Using multiple exposure composition, each piece literally blends different narratives of people from mundane to alluring moments.

Shades of grey, in the predominately black and white paintings of Cinnamonworld, reveal abstract shapes, contrasts and patterns to communicate powerful perspectives uniquely identifiable to 21st century American life. In James’ largest painting to date, Papillon proves that grace and beauty of a ballerina is as powerful as the force and strength of raring horses.

Self-taught, James is originally from Appleton, WI. Born in 1980, he spent some childhood in Virginia before finding his way to Charleston. James is considered a contemporary figurative painter who has sought out to portray multi-layer realism. The fascinating ordinary life scenes entice the viewer to move in and out of the chaos to find harmony. James has been able to take urban grit and give it dimensions relaying the true complex beauties of each moment.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/577-3292 or visit (

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