Category Archives: COLLAGE

SEEING THROUGH THE MEGAPHONE OF CHILDREN LAUGHING : DUSTY BOYNTON & CHRISTOPHER REIGER AT DENISE BIBRO FINE ART

SUMMER SHOW at Denise Bibro Fine Art presents an array of interesting voices, but two of the strongest stood out to me as coming from Dusty Boynton and Christopher Reiger. Both have harnessed something whimsical and powerful from their earliest experiences of the world, and we are the lucky who get to glimpse into that private space.

Dusty Boynton nods to the moment of realizing the hand you are holding belongs to a stranger with hybrid characters that frolic and linger, flail and posture, tempering the fancy of childhood with the acumen assumed with time.


Dusty Boynton, Small Crowd, 2011/2012. Structured relief, 32 x 33 inches


Dusty Boynton, Rosemary’s Watch, 2011/2012. Structured relief, 50 x 19 inches


Dusty Boynton, Accumulated Loneliness, 2011. Oil and graphite on linen, 66 x 72 inches


Christopher Reiger reactivates that ingenious childhood ability to imagine reality as it unfolds before us with symbol-rich imagery, that is at once grounded in science and history while tethered to mythology and mysticism.


Christopher Reiger, Living, Moving, In The Space Between, 2009. Gouache, watercolor and marker on Arches paper, 15 x 14 7/8 inches


Christopher Reiger, Cost Benefit Analysis, 2008. Pen and sumi ink, gouache, watercolor and marker on Arches paper, 12 x 12 inches


Christopher Reiger, Everywhere Looks The Same #1, 2008. Watercolor, gouache, pen and sumi ink on Arches paper, 12 3/4 x 10 inches


CHRISTOPHER REIGER
Christopher Reiger – charitable sales model

DUSTY BOYNTON
Dusty Boynton at Denise Bibro Fine Arts

DENISE BIBRO FINE ARTS

SUMMER SHOW – July 10 through August 25, 2012 – at Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street 4W, NYC 10011

MATT WOODWARD : METICULOUS CHAOS

I recently had the opportunity to experience Matt Woodward’s massive, beautiful, harsh, and fragile drawings at the Chicago Cultural Center. The exhibition felt somber and powerful, like entering a gothic chapel or a convention for the deaf as the dust is settling from an unspeakable catastrophe. I had the sense of something larger in action, with the whisper of full accessibility only for the true believer or those of affirmed legitimacy. Yet, as one nears these works made with graphite, wood glue, putty, rain water, scorching sun, rasping wind, dust and detritus, the tangible experience commences. They are screamingly calm, violently still, requisitioning anyone who can access these emotional complexities to enter and engage.

Matt Woodward, Sullivan Imitation Installation View 1, 2012

Matt Woodward, Sullivan Imitation Panel III, 2012

Matt Woodward, Milwaukee Avenue Series, Panel 1 of 3, 2011

Matt Woodward, Western Avenue, 2011

LONG ISLAND CITY : OPEN STUDIOS : MAY 19 & 20





On behalf of Be Nice Art Friends, I invite you all to this year’s Long Island City Open Studios (May 19 and 20 12:00-6:00pm). There will be a lot of great artwork and people to see as well as a variety and fun/interesting events.

Artists participating from Be Nice Art Friends include:

43-01 21st street Studio 338B
Joseph Karwacki (JOEY!) : www.josephkarwacki.com
Brandon Friend : www.brandonfriend.com
Jason Douglas Griffin : www.jasondouglasgriffin.com

43-01 21st street Studio 218
Rachel Meuler : www.rachelmeuler.com

40-09 21st street 6th floor
Visakh Menon : www.vmenon.com

We are all very excited for the weekend coming up and we hope to see you there! 🙂

For more information, including a map and list of other events click HERE

Best,
JOEY!