playful body of work is more abstract, and certainly more ambitious, than the
young artist’s earlier work. Sylvester’s past shows were more representative
and pop-culture minded (football-headed Arnold, from the Nickelodeon show Hey,
Arnold!, made an appearance). In
this latest show, acrylic paint and oil sticks combine in energetic line
patterns, saturating the paper surfaces from corner to corner with bold
brushwork and a technicolor palette. For how busy and abstract the compositions are, though, they’re still vaguely human.