Contemporaneous Extension


Not to be forgotten

Moving took quite a bit of wind out of my sails and has enforced a state of frenzy. However, I didn’t want to overlook a few things I’ve seen that I thought were due mention. Two weekends ago, Anne Huntington and Diana Campbell put on a great show just two days long in the Union Square area entitled P.Y.T (Pretty Young Things). It was a grand showing of 23 emerging and young artists, with a few standouts.

David Foote, 'Of Mad Toast and Dinosaurs'

David Foote, 'Of Mad Toast and Dinosaurs'

David Foote, although not quite under the radar in any capacity, is definitely emerging talent that is blowing my socks off at the current moment. His earlier series of ‘Faces’ is out of control in the best way. They’re psychedelic insights into the deliriously facetious and sexualized male brain.

Ben Olson, from the Storytelling Series

Ben Olson, from the Storytelling Series

Ben Olson had several pieces in the show. Although I’m not too large of a fan of potent and prevalent drips on a canvas, the layering and messiness amid the oftentimes melancholy faces is powerful. Its infantile but manages to incorporate the confusion of intrigue. He encapsulates how oddly comfortable it can be to stare into the eyes of a stranger.

Winston Chmielinski, 'Man Woman Bird'

Winston Chmielinski

I loved Winston Chmielinski’s abstraction and color  integrated into figuration. Its seamless, exhilarating.

More later…

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