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Energetic, Wrenching, and Raucous

by D. Dominick Lombardi
I first came to know the art of Rick Prol in the 1980s when he was with B-SIDE gallery, a space run by artist Caren Scarpulla who too had a feel for the hideous/beauteous aesthetic. At that time, Prol’s difficult imagery, cutting painting style, bizarre juxtapositions and fantastical combinations of impossibly difficult architectural elements rendered simply were a huge part of the East Village art scene. With my recent visit to the prestigious Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art I was happily reacquainted with a number of seminal works from back in the day, which were displayed alongside... [more]
Posted by D. Dominick Lombardi on 6/7/12