Todd James "Supernatural" @ Sandra Gering Inc, NYCJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014
Our December 2013 cover artist and all around great artist Todd "REAS" James is set to open "Supernatural" at Sandra Gering Inc in NYC on Feburary 27, 2014. As we can see with a few of the previews that are out on the web, James has been advancing and working on the narratives of his female characters... we like the direction.
From the gallery, who is showing James for the 3rd time...
"For this exhibition, James features his women: a colorful cast of warriors, sunbathers, sorcerers and girlfriends that have populated his work from its earliest years through today. Sometimes animated, sometimes relaxed, usually scantily clad and almost always humorous, these characters have proved to be emotional touchstones in a narrative that has balanced comedy and tragedy since the beginning of the artist’s career. The paintings and drawings are laced with metaphor and do not shy away from off-color humor. On occasion, women even find themselves morphed into magical hybrid characters or completely abstracted, as if spells had gone wrong and figures reassemble. Their range of expressiveness belies the heavy metal/fantasy atmosphere that has become one of the signatures of James’ work."