• 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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