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.