On June 12th local artists Ernest Concepcion (from Kensington) and Saul Chernick (from Windsor Terrace) will be showing a selection of paintings and drawings at the Phatory Gallery in the East Village through August 5th that riff on caricatures seen frequently in old graphic art, comic strips and street art.
While retracing the development of continued linear movement, both artists transform banal, everyday imagery into abundantly complex fantasies. Chernick's two-tone drawings focus on the individual mark as a critical component, forming a bridge to classical drawing while piecing together phantasmagoric representations. In complimentary fashion, science fiction underlies Concepcion's work, which begins as an empty landscape that is quickly tagged with spaceships, robots and mythical beasts battling each other in an imaginary war. This exhibition explores the pictorial tensions of sequential art as the drawn line evolves gradually from one subject into another.
Saul Chernick completed his degree in art at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is represented by the Max Protetch Gallery. Ernest Concepcion receive d his degree from the University of the Phillippines in Quezon City and has exhibited in numerous group shows throughout New York City. The Phatory is located at 618 E 9th Street, between Avenues B and C.
Gallery Opening: June 12th 7pm-9pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs - Fri, 8pm-11pm; Sat - Sun, 1pm-6pm