JOHN MOLLOY GALLERY is pleased to announce the opening on Thursday, May 19, 2016,
ReVisions of the American West, featuring new work by Lou Beach, Ric Haynes and Walter Robinson. There will be an opening reception for the artists from 6 to 8 P.M. that evening.
European and American artists have long been fascinated by the grandeur and the mythology of the American West. From Bierstadt to Remington, their imagery was important in the construction of that mythology. Times change as well as landscapes and myths. This show presents three very different but oddly complementary views of the American West today.
Lou Beach is a long-time resident of Southern California and well acquainted with its promises as well its myths. He brings his surreal sensibility to the land of dreams and possibilities.
Ric Haynes has always been fascinated by the American West and his work has reflected that fascination. He has paintings in the Chicago Art Institute as well the the Museum of Modern Art. This new series takes a baroque turn into a personal fantasy world grounded in the mythology of the Wild West.
Walter Robinson’s work was the subject of a major exhibition this year at Illinois State University. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as a long time New Yorker, Walter applies his vision of American culture, a constant in his work, to the ethos of Western America today.
Please join us in what promises to provide us with a new way of looking at an old subject.
The show runs through June 18.