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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 – charitable sales model
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
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 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
This one is a hat’s off to one of my favorite artists and all around great people. We have been highly anticipating this solo show by Don Porcella and will be sure to be at the opening reception tomorrow night at Spattered Columns to experience the imagination and world of characters manifested in pipe cleaners, mixed media, and painted encaustic.
(view of the artist’s studio)
Don Porcella (BFA California College of Arts and Crafts, MFA Hunter College) has been a creative force in the New York City art world for over ten years. Porcella utilizes humble materials in innovative ways to craft a unique commentary on the human condition. Drawing from his own imagery of the suburban and his interest in folk art, cartoons, and science fiction, Porcella’s work allows the subjective and strange to penetrate humorous representations of a wildly imaginative reality. Don Porcella: Everything and Nothing at All includes new installations featuring cave painters, crystal skulls, alien encounters, bonfires, birds of prey, and other whimsical work.
Born and raised in Modesto, California, Don Porcella’s artwork has been exhibited at galleries in New York City, Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, East Hampton, Washington D.C., Miami and San Francisco. Porcella’s art has been reviewed in the New York Times, NY ARTS, Fiber Arts Magazine, Chelsea Now, San Francisco Magazine and the Village Voice to name a few.
The opening reception for Don Porcella: Everything and Nothing at All will take place from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Spattered Columns, 491 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10012. The show will run until October 28, 2011, and will feature a live musical performance in the gallery by the artist and Nicholas Fevelo on Wednesday, October 26th, 6pm-8pm.