Figure and Fantasy
Westchester Community College Center for the Arts
Sep. 6, 2012, 06:30 pm
Working across painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, each of the artists in Figure and Fantasy augment the traditional constraints of portraiture or figuration by incorporating combinations of the fantastical, personal, cinematic, and abstract. Many of the figures represented in the works on view are culled from reality: the artists create images and objects based, in part, on models, friends, themselves, strangers encountered in the world. Filtered through each artist’s interior world, these figurative subjects become vessels through which both artist and audience explore and discover new symbolic vocabularies and uniquely personal mythologies.
Seth Michael Forman