Chloe Early "Feathers and Wax" @ Joshua Liner GalleryJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011
We have long been admirers of Chloe Early's work, but some of the new works in her newest solo show, Feathers and Wax (opening at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on Thursday, October 20) are particularly impressive. Her paintings on aluminum panels (one is below) are elegant, fleeting, with a nostalgic, romantic atmosphere.
Here is a small snippet from the Liner write-up:
As the exhibition title, Feathers and Wax, suggests, the concept of suspension is noble but also naïve and ill fated. Alluding to the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus, these materials allowed young Icarus to sore to idealistic heights and flout the sensible cautions of his father. The consequences were tragic. This contrast of dream and reality is given a contemporary retelling in Early’s painting Frontier Firecrackers, where a pair of youths are pictured plummeting through a garland of grapes and roses into a new environment of junkyard tires and cruise missiles.
Feathers and Wax
October 20 — November 19, 2011
Joshua Liner Gallery
New York, New York