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Steve McKenzie: Sovereign States

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Jeté battu, 2012 Acrylic, Dry Pigments and Venetian Plaster on Linen Over Panel 48 X 48 in © Steve McKenzie
Steve McKenzie: Sovereign States
Curated by: Jaclyn Acker

197 9th Avenue
lower level Chelsea Frames
New York, NY 10011
May 24th, 2012 - June 21st, 2012
Opening: May 24th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Galerie Protégé is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by Steve McKenzie. McKenzie composes abstract works on linen over panel with a focus on gestural line and the connection between disparate elements from another time. Applying dry pigments, acrylic paint and graphite over a ground of smooth, venetian plaster, McKenzie embeds 19th century European documents and other ephemera into his paintings composing striking compositional structures. Rich with meaning and emotion McKenzie’s works bring to mind prickly tumbleweeds breaking free from their tangled captivity and lonely, microscopic amoeba adrift in moments of independence and union.