Opening tonight at Larissa Goldston Gallery‘s new ground-level space in New York City, “Let’s See What Stirs” – a fifth solo show by David Rathman – puts us on the edge of our seat with the danger and vulnerability of the human experience. Hazy watercolor race cars, hockey players, and cowboys epitomize the nostalgia and want for strength and risk in popular masculine culture, and Rathman gives them new vitality through his judicious use of color.
Says the gallery, “For this exhibition, Rathman eschews traditionally recognizable art-historical influences and turns to contemporary culture for source material, appropriating images of events replete with intensity. ‘Let’s See What Stirs’ includes eight watercolors and a 9 -minute film.”
The exhibition remains on view through May 12, 2011. For more information, please visit the exhibition page.
If you’re heading to the Big Apple for the upcoming art fairs, be sure to check out an incredible selection of work from artists Chad Person, Feodor Voronov, Kenichi Yokono, and Yoram Wolberger – all under one roof at Joshua Liner Gallery, and curated by yours truly! As the inaugural bi-coastal exchange between JLG and MMG, Go East explores an array of sociopolitical issues through the varying methods and perspectives of these four emerging artists. Hailing from Los Angeles, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Albuquerque, the artists in Go East address cultural notions of identity, pop culture, mark-making, and power. Ranging from woodcut, collaged currency, spiraling neon canvases, and life-sized toy sculptures, the studio practice of each artist is as diverse as his concept.
An opening reception for the show will be held April 19th from 6-8pm, and a secondary special event will also coincide with the 2012 Frieze and PULSE art fairs, hosted May 5th, from 7-9pm. Fore more information, visit the exhibition’s website – and be sure to keep an eye out for the second installment, Go West – featuring David Ellis and Kris Kuksi, coming to MMG in July!
Feodor Voronov, Kinetic, 2012 / Acrylic, spray paint, marker, and ball-point pen on canvas / 30.5 x 32 inches