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Opening Reception: Lin Medlin: Luminous Instants

May 31, 5:00 pm7:00 pm


Lin Medlin: Luminous Instants
opening reception: Friday, May 31, 5-7 pm
on view: May 28–June 14, 2024

Texas painter Lin Medlin’s new landscape show, Lin Medlin: Luminous Instants, opens at Strata Gallery. This is Medlin’s second show at Strata Gallery, the first having been in October 2021.

The exhibition of fifteen works consists of views from Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, and two coastal scenes, one from Ireland and one from Maine. Notable qualities of the work are vibrant, saturated colors and lyrical color harmonies. There is also a sense of stillness to the paintings as if they are frozen moments in time. Yet paradoxically, the landscapes communicate the flow of natural processes such as the movement of clouds and wind over water, and in place of humans, spirits of bright color haunt these vistas, giving them motion.

Medlin’s ties to the Southwest include study in Taos, and living in Moenave, Arizona, with its natural springs in a desert setting.

Medlin began painting landscapes when he was fifteen years old. He earned a BFA with highest honors in painting and art history at Southern Methodist University and worked as a Kress Foundation Fellow in art history at Oberlin College. He also earned a JD at Yale Law School. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and their cat and dog.

Strata Gallery is open Tuesday–Saturday from 11 am-5 pm. For more information about Strata, the current exhibition, and the future schedule of events, please visit the Strata Gallery website, Instagram, or Facebook.


May 31
5:00 pm—7:00 pm
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Strata Gallery
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Santa Fe, NM 87501
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