From September 13th until November 3rd, Robischon Gallery in Denver will simultaneously show 4 solo exhibitions by John Buck, Fred Stonehouse, Walter Robinson and one of our favorites, Paco Pomet. A week after his comeback show with Richard Heller in Los Angeles, the Spanish painter will be exhibiting another series of new works which are cleverly playing with the effect of peculiar light imbued through vintage photography imagery.
The showcase will include works in which each artist connects the past with the present into something poignant, humorous and altogether unexpected. In Pomet's case, that is introducing extraordinary, comical, fantastical, or purely absurd imagery and concepts into found pictures. Using the intense light and glow effect, the artist painted another series of odd whimsical scenes which can easily be interpreted as eerie or tense. Using the enticing atmosphere of vintage photography as the base of his concepts, he is upgrading or downgrading the existing images to the absurdity that regularly opens the door of the real narrative behind the piece.
The showcase will also include John Buck's hand-carved, monumental kinetic wood sculpture The March of Folly, which portrays contemporary politics through the symbolic depiction of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Stormy Daniels and Kim Jong-un. Fred Stonehouse will be introducing paintings of strange and mythical figures, while Walter Robinson’s debut will include deconstructed societal symbols created from epoxy, feldspar stones, fiberboard, canvas, and leather. —Sasha Bogojev
Check out this video from John Buck: