"Damian Stamer is a young artist whose latest suite of paintings is born from a neat geographic triangulation of influence and style: A European mentality aimed at the ramshackle architecture of the American South. Over the past five years or so the artist has been finding his own way through an interesting thicket of forebrearers, precursors, and peers, most notably the New Peipzig School in Germany. This stretch of time has also seen a rather austere paring down on Samer's own part, from early canvases that flirted with text, meta-self-portraiture, exploding structures, and a free-ranging palette, to these new oil-on-panel pieces, which are mostly greyscale with occasional bleats of wild color, and which tirelessly interrogate and reimagine a handful of specific locations in Stamer's home state of North Carolina." 

Feautring an introduction by Nick Lawrence and essays by Scott Indrisek, Carey Levine, and Peter Frank.