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
A short film that tells the story behind the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century. Film, music, script and narration by Temujin Doran.
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