New York based artist Michael Bevilacqua discusses the inspiration and imagery behind his most recent body of paintings, on view in his first solo exhibition at Jacob Lewis Gallery, "The Owls a Re Not What they. s EE m," February 26–April 2, 2016.
"É Lobro" is an original animation by artist Matthew Weinstein. In the piece, a narcissistic Koi fish is born out of a machine, powered by a giant clock. The fish swims, makeup intact, encountering obstacles that she systematically conquers. É Lobro, an anagram of Boleró, Maurice Ravel’s 1928 iconic modernist orchestral piece, was inspired by the composer’s psychosexual relationship to the mechanic.
We checked in on Brooklyn-based painter Emilio Perez while he was working on his contribution to Appropriate Disruption, the upcoming group show at Jacob Lewis Gallery. Emilio uses a distinctive technique of building up color on his panels, then cutting away layers in rapid, free-associative strokes. His work is instantly identifiable as his own, but in his titles he references the influence that music and other sensory experiences have on his imagery.
Inka Essenhigh discusses creating the large-scale oil paintings on paper that will be exhibited in Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, her inaugural exhibition at Jacob Lewis Gallery.
Comet Dust & Crystal Shards will be on view October 17—November 15.