Will Gabaldon (MFA '05) opens solo show 'Uncanny' at Tiger Strikes Astroid, Bushwick, NY location - Oct 18

Uncanny features paintings of places and people significant in the artist’s life: friends and family, places visited and lived in. The subjects are portrayed with familiarity and empathetic humor. Drawn primarily from observation, the images are modified by memory and graphic invention. Using succinct brushwork, rich surfaces and evocative palettes, these paintings stress the importance of the painted image in a world dominated by photographic and digital imagery. These paintings of personal, unique experiences may at first seem unremarkable in today’s media saturated world, but upon further inspection they are testaments to a vision of the world that can only be realized in painting. It is only in painting that elements of comic illustration, caricature, personal touch and abstraction can be incorporated into a fluid shorthand that directly interprets appearances and experience. 

Will Gabaldon was born in Belen, NM. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Monica. He was a fellow at Yaddo in 2012.

Opening: Oct 18, 7-10
On View: Oct 18 - Nov 24

Location: 44 Stewart Avenue#49 Brooklyn, NY 11237

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