Evan Hecox “Dark Island” @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

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One of our favorite artists, Evan Hecox, is set to open a new exhibition, Dark Island, on May 24 at Joshua Liner in NYC. Always able to recreate interesting interpretations of the locations he visits and documents, Hecox has turned his eye to NYC. From the gallery, “Dark Island—a suite of acrylic and gouache works on vintage newspaper—is inspired by Hecox’s recent hikes across lower Manhattan and west Brooklyn in New York City. As in earlier series inspired by specific locales, the artist focuses here on telling urban fragments: a building façade, rooftop, isolated alleyway, waterfront, or elevated train trellis. Working precisely from photographs, he uses a highly refined process to subtract certain elements, laying down a skeletal vestige of a remembered setting that is then reimagined (or ‘amplified’) with painterly techniques. Though photography is an early stage in his artmaking practice and employed only as a reference, Hecox relishes the use of his near-obsolete cameras and film, noting, ‘I like to have a high level of materials and artistry run through the whole process.’”

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