PICTURE THIS: I Love The Nightlife at Friedman Benda

Frozen in Rapt Admiration at the work of Ena Swansea
Frozen in Rapt Admiration at the work of Ena Swansea

New York is the kind of city where you don’t know where the night will take you but it promises to be a great one. One such artist dared to make the stark and seductive statement of that fact with her latest show that opened last January 24thEna Swansea showcased her large scale paintings of untitled nightlife. Fluxing between abstract and representational, her paintings evoked the spirit of Toulouse Lautrec’s depiction of Paris nightlife at Moulin Rouge. In the cool blues and swirls of the fantastical world Swansea created that everyone seemed to get lost in the allure and shrouding beauty of the night. Also available were a custom sofa and a ceiling installation that further pumped up the volume. Well, let the night take you where it wants to go but in our case, a great looking art show is always the ticket and worth doing the walk of shame the next day.

 

Ena Swansea: untitled nightlife / On View: January 23 – February 15, 2014

Gallery Hours: Tuesday  Saturday (10 am to 6 pm)

Friedman Benda. 515 West 26th Street. NYC, NY 10001

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Max Noy Photo

Ena Swansea at Friedman Benda Gallery
Ena Swansea at Friedman Benda Gallery
Ena Swansea (2nd from left) shows off her art to curious guests
Ena Swansea (2nd from left) shows off her art to curious guests
Cheers to ART night in Chelsea at Friedman Benda
Cheers to ART night in Chelsea at Friedman Benda
A night of art in Chelsea at Friedman Benda
A night of art in Chelsea at Friedman Benda
The artist Ena Swansea (R) with a guest lounging about at her opening
The artist Ena Swansea (R) with a guest lounging about at her opening
Turn the corner and you might see great Art that can change your life
Turn the corner and you might see great Art that can change your life

 

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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