Published: May 20, 2016
NEW YORK CITY — European and American artists have long been fascinated by the grandeur and the mythology of the American West. From Bierstadt to Remington, this imagery was important in the construction of that mythology. Times change as well as landscapes and myths. On view through June 18 at the John Molloy Gallery, “Revisions Of The American West” presents three different but oddly complementary views of the American West today.
Lou Beach is a long-time resident of Southern California and well acquainted with its promises, as well its myths. He brings his surreal sensibility to the land of dreams and possibilities.
Ric Haynes has always been fascinated by the American West and his work has reflected that fascination. He has paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago as well as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This new series takes a baroque turn into a personal fantasy world, grounded in the mythology of the Wild West.
Walter Robinson’s work was the subject of a major exhibition this year at Illinois State University. A native of Tulsa, Okla., as well as a long time New Yorker, Walter applies his vision of American culture, a constant in his work, to the ethos of Western America today.
John Molloy Gallery is at 49 East 78th Street, suite 2B. For more information, www.johnmolloygallery.com or 212-249-3020.
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