Opening Night: Van Arno's A Change of Skin + Melissa Forman

Juxtapoz // Friday, 16 Oct 2009
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Werewolves, centaurs and other beasts inhabit Arno’s new work. Alongside are representations of transformation by means of natural selection, cross-species parenting, Black Arts, and even the car crash that altered Montgomery Clift’s famous face.

Larger and more ambitious than ever before, A Change of Skin is an appropriate title, as this show marks a new direction for the artist. Arno has introduced multiple characters and a looser, more gestural format to his work.


Alongside Van Arno's solo opened Melissa Forman's Garden of Shadows, a dark yet delicate series of paintings studying the Four Humours, a medieval method of diagnosing imbalances in patients.

 

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When the Nest’s Beset by Van Arno

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Artists Jason Shawn Alexander & Josh Petker

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The Bathing Sphinx by Van Arno

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Crowd

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Van Arno with Natalia Fabia and Korin Faught

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Richard Edson

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Werewolf I by Van Arno

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Jason Shawn Alexander, Korin Faught, Richard Scarry, Dan Levy, Melissa Forman and Michael

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Nocturnal Bloom by Melissa Forman

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Melissa Forman alongside her work

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The Four Humours: Vexation by Melissa Forman

 

Van Arno's A Change of Skin and Melissa Forman's Garden of Shadows will be on view at Corey Helford Gallery until October 24, 2009.


More info at www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

 

 

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