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Table, 2008 Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Canvas 65x153" / 165x389cm © courtesy of the artist and SUNDAY
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Street Scene, 2009 Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Canvas 60x48" / 152x122cm © courtesy of the gallery and SUNDAY
Table

55-59 Chrystie Street
Ground Floor, Suite #R106
New York, New York 10002
May 14th, 2009 - June 21st, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://hortongallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
east village/lower east side
TAGS:  
mixed-media, realism, surrealism, figurative, modern

DESCRIPTION

The gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by New York painter Scott Grodesky. Centered around the epic, large-scale painting entitled "Table," the artist's most recent works continue his investigation of his immediate surroundings - specifically his home, family, and city. Spanning almost thirteen feet and hung at body height, the viewer gets the sense that they could walk into the painting and its scene.

In his signature reverse-perspective painting style, "Table" presents the familial kitchen table as a site of constant domestic activity. The artist's wife, children, and backyard can all be seen as active participants. Other more obscure objects are also scattered throughout the room, which when viewed through the historical lens of still life painting possess almost unlimited allegorical potential. With a scale, palette, and figurative style evocative of the Mexican Muralists, the artist preserves and commemorates the seemingly mundane moments in the daily life of a family with a soft combination of heroic gusto and careful attention to line and surface.

Scott Grodesky (b. 1968, Warren, OH) lives and works in Queens, NY. His work has been featured in the Venice Biennale; at the Marimotti Collection, PS1, New York; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, among others. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Village Voice, Time Out New York, and Artforum, among others.