• PICTURE THIS: What’s A Little Diorama In Your Life?

    Thursday Art Night at Mixed Greens
    Thursday Art Night at Mixed Greens
    Don't tickle or it will sneeze
    Don’t tickle or it will sneeze by Hans Van Meeuwen
    Just another art night at Mixed Greens
    Just another art night at Mixed Greens

    We love Drama or rather Diorama – not the soap opera kind that ends in tears but the idea of recreating and viewing a world in miniature that’s contained in a frame. AF came to the first solo exhibition of Conor Backman at Mixed Greens featuring his new take on the titular idea of a Diorama.  The plethora of works played on this reinterpretation and fleshed out approaches to the word itself. We saw traces, cave dwellings, paintings that evoke manufactured availability, and a peephole that was not to be sneezed at. All devised to make you look, observe differently and possibly see the world in a much thoughtful manner. Art is back to entice you to keep viewing and perhaps watch a little bit closer.  For this, the artist was successful in giving us art loaded with dramatic dioramic meatiness worth biting into. Yum!

     

    Conor Backman: Diorama / On View: Oct. 10 – Nov. 9, 2013

    Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri (10 am to 6 pm) Sat (11 am to 6 pm)

    Mixed Greens. 530 West 26th Street, 1st Floor. NYC, NY 10001

     

    Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

    Photography by: Olya Turcihin

    Swirls of blue mesmerize the art aficionados
    Swirls of blue mesmerize the art aficionados
    Opening for Conor Backman at Mixed Greens
    Opening for Conor Backman at Mixed Greens
    Look and take it all in during Art Night in Chelsea
    Look and take it all in during Art Night in Chelsea
    I Spy Art in the Hole
    I Spy Art in the Hole
    Chelsea Art Night at Mixed Greens
    Chelsea Art Night at Mixed Greens
    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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