Friday, January 28, 2011

Robin Williams' ' Rescue Party' at the P.P.O.W Gallery

Robin Williams'  first solo show, 'rescue party' opened yesterday at the P.P.O.W Gallery. The texture in her work always strikes me,especially when she paints balloons, which you can see here. This Show runs until the 26th of February at: 
P.P.O.W Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011

Through a series of eleven paintings, Williams reveals a surreal world inhabited by adolescents of ambiguous gender that are on the brink of discovery or revelation. Each painting has a distinct narrative but with no specific conclusion. There is a sense of pause in each work which heightens the sense of the impending chance for change. Williams is able to achieve this surreal timelessness through her painting techniques. While at once employing traditional painting methods, she is also experimental and intuitive. Her use of color, light, texture and composition are all used to explore painting as a medium and to link this to the conceptual content within each work. 
(left to right)- 'Flower Cap' 48x48- oil on linen 2010 and 'The Tired Prince'- oil on canvas 2010
See the rest of the series and  press release here.

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