abstract artwork made with cutout paper

Jim Gaylord, Musical Spine (2019). Gouache on cutout watercolor paper. 38 x 48 in.

Jim Gaylord is a painter and sculptor using elements of formalism, geometry, and ornamentation to construct spaces that are simultaneously elegant and strange.
He balances between a sense of mystery and specificity and finds order and logic among shapes that otherwise appear idiosyncratic or elusive.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.