Mary Boone Gallery (745 Fifth Avenue) is currently exhibiting a two man show featuring artist Peter Saul and Jim Shaw. Both artist work show that figurative art is alive and well.
More after the break
According to the Mary Boone Gallery press release.
The indefatigable veteran Peter Saul has created an ever-changing style.Never concerned about political correctness, Saul has given life to
an evolving cartoon mode, expertly drawn and rendered in meticulously painted near Day-
Glo gaseousness. His subjects range from a raving Stalin about to execute a platoon of
enemy soldiers to a Self-Portrait as a Woman, 2006, in which a doctor can be seen with a
vacuum sucking up the subject’s right arm.
Jim Shaw’s lyrically rendered drawings exist in an enigmatic dream space. His figures
often look like relatives of the denizens occasionally found in Magritte’s mysterious places
and faces. He has drawn delicate half faces that look as though they have been sliced in
half and are melting into the floor boards upon which they were drawn. Or he might focus
on a scene featuring a strange beast with a coat that seems to have been printed digitally.
The exhibition, at 745 Fifth Avenue, will continue through 23 February 2013. For further
assistance, please contact Ron Warren at the Gallery, or visit our website