2 Solo projects by Yashua Klos and Zach Needler
April 17 - May 18 2008
Christopher Henry Gallery is proud to present New Finds, featuring Yashua Klos and Zach Needler. With this show we would like to introduce the ambitious works of these two young New York based artists. The works are true testaments of technical skills and poignancy of imagery in a younger generation.
Yashua Klos's five banners confront the viewer with singular black man proudly saluting a greater being. Their fore-shortening enhances their facial features and draws attention to their individual characteristics, as the pieces recall protest banners and images of the struggle of civil liberties. They strike as a homage and in turn honor the current struggles of a black man. The pieces are unique wood cut prints however simultaneously they allude to the process of printing multiples- the indexical narrative suggests Klos's desire to counter mass mediated imagery of black men. The portraits turn political and an intended act of propaganda, broadcasting the unique individual power of each subject.
Zach Needler is an autodidactic artist who has been pushing the boundaries of abstraction. Through unusual color combination, Needler Meticulously creates a kaleidoscope like landscape. Radiant and vibrant the subtle touches slowly emerge through the use of translucency, creating a back and forth perspective and leading the eye to a pattern to then be thrown astray. The result is a fresh imaginary landscape complex in its execution though playful in it appearance; a ceaseless joy to watch.
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