The unbelievable 52-week painting marathon of New England artist James Aponovich culminated today with the opening of his show at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Massachusetts.  The show is the product of the artist's year-long painting-a-week project which he documented on his blog Aponovich 52.

I drove out to Lincoln today with friends and we stopped to see the show.  Setting out to complete a painting a week for an entire year seems like an incredible task.  I'm sure it was.  But the artist clearly cut no corners to get the job done.  The work is stunning.

Here are a few of my favorites from the show:

Can you imagine this was painted in one week.

I really love the transparency of the tape in this one.

And the tromp l'oeil effect of the tape in this one.

Detail of tape.

It's hard to pick a favorite painting but this one is just stunning.  Look at all the reflections.

Another favorite.

145 Lincoln Road
Lincoln, MA  01773

All of the paintings can be seen here.

If you would like to review his year-long journey, Aponovich's blog is here.