Recap: Evan Hecox "Dark Island" At Joshua Liner Gallery
Tenement rows and storefronts braided in between bicycles, gates, subtle graffiti covered trucks and the common NYC wandering flâneur, are what compose Denver artist Evan Hecox’s theme of work for “Dark Island”. Evan Hecox himself might be the flâneurs he recreates in his works, constantly inspired by exploring every crevices of unfamiliar cities such as London, Mexico City, Hanoi, and this time lower Manhattan and west Brooklyn. He captures a lucid impression of the cities landscape, and interpretes it into a wash of acrylics and gouache on vintage news clippings.
Hecox puts his work in his own words, “I like to use abstract elements, words, and small symbols as ways of breaking apart the original image and putting it back together as something new. My work ultimately looks out into the world to make an observation while at the same time pushing back into my own mind and demonstrating how a particular environment affects my senses.” Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Dark Island, an exhibition of new mixed-media works by the Denver-based artist Evan Hecox. This presentation marked his second solo show with the gallery, and will only be open until Saturday, June 23, 2012, so be sure to check it out!
Text by: sheacote