• Nicholas Kruschenick’s early works on view at Chelsea gallery

    Quick Red Fox, 1963 Acrylic on canvas 84 34 x 55 12 inches
    Quick Red Fox, 1963, Acrylic on canvas
    84 3/4 x 55 1/2 inches

    A colorful collection of paintings, collages, and drawings by well-rounded artist Nicholas Kruschenick, are currently on display in Chelsea in the exhibition Nicholas Kruschenick: Early Paintings.

    The show offers works by Kruschenick that have never before been exhibited from 1961 through 1963, the time period in which he developed his pop-abstract style. The artist experiments with a variety of geometrical shapes and neon colors which differ from the softer and more blended tones used by many abstract expressionist artists. For instance, the painting Quick Red Foxdepicts a blue figure with yellow curves and stripes, and gray, triangular shapes perhaps representing a fox’s fur, against a bright orange background.

    Turn Back Columus, 1963 Acrylic on canvas 84 1/2 x 59 inches
    Turn Back Columus, 1963, Acrylic on canvas
    84 1/2 x 59 inches

    The vibrant and captivating painting Turn Back Columbus, illustrates a shape most likely representing the sun featuring a red center with yellow stripes, and orange flames on the edges.

    Rousseau Giving Love and Lions, 1962 Acrylic on canvas 76 1/2 x 51 1/2 inches
    Rousseau Giving Love and Lions, 1962, Acrylic on canvas
    76 1/2 x 51 1/2 inches

    Other paintings such as Rousseau Giving Love and Lions consist of monochromatic colors such as light green stripes that are horizontal on the bottom and form a curved arch shape at the top, against a black background. The show comes as a preview of a retrospective of works titled Nicholas Kruschenick’s Electric Soup to be held next year at Skidmore College. At the Garth Greenan Gallery, 529 W. 20th St., through Oct. 11. The gallery is open Tues.—Sat. from 10 a.m.—6 p.m.

     

    Nicholas Krushenick: Early Paintings

    September 4 – Ocober 11th, 2014

    Garth Greenan Gallery

    529 West 20th Street 
    10th Floor 
    New York, NY 10011

    Phone: 212.929.1351

    Hours 
    Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

    Article by Alison Martin

    Photography provided by the Gallery and the Artists

    Sterling Moss at the Esses, 1962 Acrylic on canvas 65 3/4 x 52 inches
    Sterling Moss at the Esses, 1962, Acrylic on canvas
    65 3/4 x 52 inches
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