Mark Ryden's exhibition titled THE GAY 90'S: OLD TYME ART SHOW opens tonight (April 29th) at New York's Paul Kasmin Gallery.
Dress in your best "Olde Tyme" outfit and come to the
Opening Reception: Thursday Evening, April 29, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Ave. New York, NY 10001
The Gay 90's: Old Tyme Art Show, an exhibition of 23 new paintings and works on paper will be Ryden's first significant solo show in New York since 2003, as well as his first with this gallery.
"The central theme of The Gay 90s: Old Tyme Art Show references the idealism of the 1890s while addressing the role of kitsch and nostalgia in our current culture. "In the modern era, sentimentality and beauty have been disdained in the art world," he explains. "This new work is explores the line between attraction and repulsion to kitsch, and between beauty and banality." Through their visual richness and symbolic complexity, Ryden's infinitely suggestive dreamscapes invite us to enter their world and to indulge our sense of wonder."
Quote courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery.
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Incarnation, 2009, oil on panel 72 x 48 inches
The piano player, 2010, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches
The Grinder, 2010, oil on canvas, 37 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches
Virgin and Child, 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches
Pink Lincoln, 2010, oil on canvas, 22 x 16 inches