On view through Wednesday at Bold Hype Gallery in NYC is Beau Staton's "Archaic Ornaments" works explore abandoned 19th century sites around the greater New York City area, where Straton began by collecting photo references, cogs and gears from Staten Island's Rossville Boat Yard, and metal and glass from Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay. The initial studies of these artifacts were distilled into highly ornate silk-screened compositions. Finally, the pieces are fully rendered with oil paint, manipulating focus, light, and perspective.
A member of the third generation of pop surrealism, Stanton hails from California and was influenced heavily by the aesthetic movement as well as realist painters Andrew Wyeth and Alphonse Mucha. He relocated to New York after graduation in 2008, and has since been mentored by New York pop surrealist Ron English. "Archaic Ornaments" marks his debut NYC solo exhibition.
BOLD HYPE GALLERY
547 W. 27th St 5th Fl
New York, NY 10001
Artwork images by Joe Russo. Crowd shots by Eric Althin