Thursday, April 26, 2012

Suggestivism NYC and Sketches

I'll be exhibiting a new piece in "Suggestivism NYC" at Bold Hype Gallery which will be my first group exhibition in New York! It opens May 10th and runs until June 30th. Big thanks to Nathan Spoor, Eric Althin and Ken Harman for the inclusion.

I can't wait to see all the works. I'm honoured to be chosen as the lineup is both inspiring and varied, it's going to be the flagship show of the year and I hope that some of you can make it out to see it in person.

Thanks to the Hi Fructose blog and Jane Krenoyer for the write up about the show, which I've included at the end of the post. You can access the full article here.

I'll post the large version and progress shots of the image when the show opens, but for now I've included some detail shots. You can see a preview of the drawing by following the link to the Hi Fructose article above.

Media is mostly pencil, coloured pencil, with a bit of pastel and some acrylic washes.

Below are some studies:

"Nathan Spoor has curated a show that opens May 10th- June 30th in New York’s Bold Hype gallery. Suggestivism, a century old term that has been used to describe writers and artists from the past such as Edgar Allen Poe and Georges Seurat. The contemporary concept of suggestivism according to Spoor, “does not center around claiming a title for giving any movement a name, but for introducing a common creative thread amongst several disparate and unique voices within the modern art world.” These select artists have intriguing and contemporary aesthetics that speak to the tides of our time.
This exhibition is a wonderful selection of new works by amazing artists including Chris Mars, Skinner, Chet Zar, Dan May, Nathan Ota, Jeff McMillan, Rod Luff, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Joe Vaux, Bob Schneider, Mia, Naoto Hattori, Bob Dob, Tom Bagshaw, Jason Maloney, David Molesky, Darren LeGallo, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, Thomas Doyle, Sandow Birk, Heidi Taillefer, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, Brendan Monroe, Annie Owens, Eric Althin, Jason Limon, Joey Remmers, Chandler Wood, Martin Wittfooth, Eric Richardson, Francesco LoCastro, Nathan Spoor, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Scott Scheidly, NC Winters, Christian Van Minnen, Winnie Truong, Julian Callos, Heiko Müller, and Marco Mazzoni. 
- Jane Kenoyer"