New animal paintings on gallery walls comprise ’s
New York solo debut at Garis & Hahn
. The visual story told in “Topography of a Daydream
” owes much to its Reynard literary predecessors. The two-story exhibition encompasses a range of media, from drawing, to sculpture, to video, to ready-made photography. KLONE’s works on paper—made with inks of different hues and saturations, sometimes resembling watercolors—feature a set of animal characters that have traveled with him through his career, and look like they could be illustrations in a one-of-a-kind volume of fables. But diverging from Aesop’s cautionary morals, KLONE’s message is optimistic and fresh. The first piece that the viewer sees upon entering the show, Already Victorious
(2015), shows a crow sitting on a fox’s head; in Grow (Rise)
(2015), the fox holds the crow supportively in his paw as the two howl together.