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Magic Horse, 2010 Vinyl Paint Paper Collage Mounted on Canvas 22 X 28 Inches © Image Courtesy Of Claire Oliver Gallery
New World Nightmares

513 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
January 6th, 2011 - February 12th, 2011
Opening: January 6th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.claireoliver.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
info@claireoliver.com
PHONE:  
212.929.5949
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
mixed-media, abstract, figurative

DESCRIPTION

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.