For the second year running Gallery 1261 presents Figurative, an exhibition featuring a large survey of works from artists whose work exemplifies the best of the best when it comes to representational figurative painting. Some of the most talented artists come together in this exhibition to present a rich and wide ranging approach to the genre, encompassing a variety of styles, moods, mediums, and the like. The exhibition begins June 17th and runs through July 16th. The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 17th from 6-9 pm.
From the fractured, haunting portraits of Joseph Lorusso (“Broken Mirror”), to the highly detailed narrative works of Matt R. Martin (“Peripheral Weave”), to the quiet, strikingly beautiful portraits of Vincent Xeus (“Summer Eyes”), the genre of figurative painting exemplifies the incredible, never-ending well of ideas that can come from such a talented group of artists.
Given that our perspectives on the world are often indicative of our personal experiences, it’s no wonder an exhibition featuring the human figure would add to that dialogue in an interesting and unique way. The works on view in this show are thought provoking meditations on the ways in which we view one another, how we interact, and how we deal with more abstract concepts in our daily lives. Whether symbolically represented, or put forth in a more overt way, this group of artists provide an interesting and in depth look into figurative painting today.
The full artist list includes: Carolyn Anderson, Suchitra Bhosle, Gregory Block, Scott Burdick, David Cheifetz, Mark Daily, Stephen Early, Teresa Elliott, Rose Frantzen, Ulrich Gleiter, Ron Hicks, Daniel Keys, Jeff Legg, Susan Lyon, Dan McCaw, Danny McCaw, CW Mundy, Heather Neill, Mikael Olson, Julio Reyes, Kate Sammons, David Shevlino, Burton Silverman, Kevin Weckbach, Aaron Westerberg, Pamela Wilson, Zhaoming Wu, and Vincent Xeus.