Walton Ford @ Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYCJuxtapoz // Friday, 04 Nov 2011
Walton Ford, former Juxtapoz cover artist and subject of a video interview with us earlier this year, just opened a new exhibition in NYC at Paul Kasmin Gallery with perhaps the best art show name of the year: I Don't Like to Look at Him, Jack. It Makes Me Think of That Awful Day on the Island.
Never one to shy away from size, three of the works in the Ford show measure approximately 9 x 12 feet on a single sheet of paper.
These nine paintings are grouped into two series of work: one comprising three portraits of King Kong; and the other six meditations on a passage from the memoirs of the ornithologist John James Audubon (1785- 1851). Both series were painted in 2011, and are consistent with Ford’s practice of expanding the visual language and narrative scope of traditional natural history painting.
I Don't Like to Look at Him, Jack. It Makes Me Think of That Awful Day on the Island.
Through December 23, 2011
Paul Kasmin Gallery
New York, New York