Red Grooms at Marlborough Gallery
Red Grooms: Torn From The Pages II
at Marlborough Gallery
March 19 – April 19, 2014
Commentary by Hanne H7L, NowJournal.com
Here in Red Grooms new work of nineteen small mixed media three-dimensional constructions Red Grooms continues to celebrate other artists and their work.
We find Joseph Cornell of course in a box with blue sand juxtaposed with an object in “Sandtrap”.
The red haired Yayoi Kusama in “Galactic Orbs” is seen in three dimensions with her famous colorful dots all over created by watercolor, acrylic, ink and digital print on illustration and foam board.
Red naturally selected lots of colors to depict Frida Kahlo and her mexican house in “Casa Azul”. Frida is clearly in the foreground and in the background is seen her husband Diego Rivera.
There is as always with Red’s work playfullness and a lot of things going on with the use of many different materials. In this exhibit Red has incorporated collages from magazines with other media.
One leaves the exhibit feeling uplifted.
“Sandtrap” (Joseph Cornell) 2013. watercolor, acrylic and ink on magazine pages and foam board.
“Galactic Orbs” (Yayoi Kusama), 2013. watercolor, acrylic, ink and digital print on illustration board and foam board.
“Casa Azul” (Frieda Khalo, Diego Rivera), 2013. watercolor, acrylic and ink on magazine pages and digital reproduction on illustration board.