Evan Hecox: Dark Island

Evan Hecox: Dark Island
Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
May 24 – June 23, 2012
Evan Hecox whose artwork and illustrations have become distinctive with impressionable line-form of urban street settings and bold color continue to mature with time. Joshua Liner Gallery in New York is currently exhibiting Evan Hecox: Dark Island– a new series of work focusing street views of New York City rendered in acrylic and gouache on vintage newspaper.
The Colorado native who has done commercial work for Chocolate Skateboards and incase is also best known for his vibrant urban street scenes from locations around the world. His style captures the energy of a moment like bustling traffic in Ho Chi Minh City or the hidden quiet corners of London. His illustrative style remains fresh and almost cinematic, awash in punctuating color and overlaid against a monochromic grain. What makes his work most estimable and exciting is his clarity for composition and content, and finding creative nuance in the spaces of cities and urban street settings.
Recent work of New York street locations sees Hecox exploring a merging between his representational content with abstract geometry evocative of minimalism and early modern poster designs thrust with bold color. Hecox also crosses over into font specimen design with his illustration Five Boroughs, offered as an edition, featuring an Art Deco-style lettertype for the names of New York’s distinctive communities. His show Dark Island, closing this week at Joshua Liner Gallery on June 23, captures some New York vignettes that offer both a contemporary and nostalgic perspective set against a vintage newsprint canvas.
For additional details, visit Joshua Liner Gallery: joshualinergallery.com.
Images: Evan Hecox, Wilderness, mixed media on panel, 2012, 48 x 36 in.; Evan Hecox, Carroll Gardens, mixed media on panel, 2012, 48 x 36 in.; Evan Hecox, Five Boroughs, acrylic and gouache on treated vintage newspaper, 2012, 30 x 44 in.; Evan Hecox, The Stranger’s Grave, acrylic, gouache and ink, on treated vintage newspaper, 2012, 20 x 25 in.; Evan Hecox, Sun Dat Trading, acrylic, gouache and ink, on treated vintage newspaper, 2012, 20 x 25 in. Images courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery, joshualinergallery.com.


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