Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Steve Mumford, until March 27, Postmasters, New York

This exhibition will be Steve Mumford's fifth at Postmasters and it consists of 2 distinct groups of paintings; the large scale heroic figurative ones and the graffiti based text works. Steve new paintings continue to investigate the war in Iraq, based on his experiences from 6 trips to Iraq between 2003 and 2008. During that time Steve emailed his sketches to Artnet.com, which became visual record of his experiences in a series of 16 articles titled Baghdad Journal, An artist in Occupied Iraq.

Installation (couretesy of Postmasters)

"Dying Soldier" 2009, oil on linen, 92 x 80inches

"The Prostitutes" , 2009, oil on linen, 77 1/2 x 77 1/2 inches

"The Great Good Friends, (Suicide Bomber)" , 2010, oil on linen and mixed media, 32 x 36 inches

"Purple Heart" , 2009, oil on linen, 36 x 24 inches


DennyHollandStudio said...

Very powerful and moving work.

Stephen Magsig said...

I agree with Denny, very powerful and thought provoking. As a veteran and artist I wonder if artists didn't tell the World's stories who would.Thank you! Beautiful work!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for bringing attention to these amazing artists and the wonderful places that exhibit them. It's good to see that there is a growing appreciation for representational art and the craft side of art.