Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jesse McCloskey: New World Nightmares New York

Artist: Jesse McCloskey
Title: "Magic Horse”
Media: vinyl paint paper collage
mounted on canvas
Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches Date: 2010
Credit Line: Courtesy of Claire Oliver Gallery, New York

Jesse McCloskey
New World Nightmares

January 6 – February 12, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday January 6, 6-8 pm

Jesse McCloskey’s Paintings are certainly representational, yet he considers himself an abstract artist. McCloskey begins each work by making several large, colorful, abstract paintings, then cutting them into hundreds of exacting sculptural shapes. These small pieces of painted paper are painstakingly applied to a stretched canvas layer by layer, building up dimension, color, design and impact. The artist creates form, loosening and tightening it over and over until it feels right; the final work is twenty to thirty layers thick: arresting, haunting and mysterious.

Public transportation to the gallery
Take C or E train to W. 23rd St., walk west to 10th Ave., then walk 3 blocks north to 26th street & 1/4 block west OR Take any north/south local train including C, E, 1, 9, F, M, N, R, W or 6 to the W. 23rd St. stop, & take the M23 bus west to 10th Ave. then walk 3 blocks North to 26th street & 1/4 block west OR The M11 bus stops on 10th Ave. between W. 25th & W. 26th Streets.

Dyer Norrington
Claire Oliver Gallery
513 West 26th Street New York | NY | 10001

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