Steve Gianakos has again, for the fifth time now, filled Fredericks & Freiser with a wonderful attack on the wholesome. The show runs through February 18th at the Chelsea gallery and I highly recommend seeing the paintings in person.
Steve Gianakos, She Decided to Throw the Party Anyway, acrylic on canvas, 2011.
The opening night was very well attended. Coats came off and it seemed that people wanted to stay. There existed a noticeable boundary between the viewers and the paintings. The glances this work received were short as though it would be psychologically telling to be caught gazing. The minimal approach to the craft is a clever response to this natural behavior. It’s OK now here online, go ahead, peel back those lids and have a good long stare.
Steve Gianakos, It Had An Abrupt Melodramatic Conclusion, acrylic on canvas, 2011.
There is no cause for concern, these disturbances do not leave lasting harm on the psyche. They are retained as clever reminders to genuine diversity. Steve Gianakos has been pricking us for some time now and we can’t get enough.
Steve Gianakos, The Farm Had Been Rescinded Just A Month Earlier, acrylic on canvas, 2011.
19 January – 18 February 2012
Fredericks & Freiser Gallery
Images courtesy of Fredericks & Freiser Gallery.