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 24th. Ena 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