evan hecox: painted newspaper prints evan hecox: painted newspaper prints
may 27, 2012

evan hecox: painted newspaper prints

‘garry jewelers’ by evan hecox, 2012 acrylic, ink, gouache on treated vintage newspaper 25in x 20in all images courtesy joshua liner gallery

evan hecox: dark island joshua liner gallery, new york city, new york, USA open now until june 23rd, 2012

evan hecox has completed a new collection of drawings evoked by the scenes of new york city and drawn upon old newspaper from the metropolis. the denver, colorado-based artist has recreated the feeling of exploring new york as a traveler, recalling the sights, sounds and impressions of the city in the exhibition of mixed-media works. as hecox had recently wandered through the streets of the city, he took pictures of the scenes with a vintage polaroid camera. hecox recounts this visit in fragments depicting store fronts, train trellises or weather vanes among many other urban sights by only the most poignant shapes as the artist studies his photos, bringing to the foreground the elements he wished to emphasize while the extra facets fade into antique newsprint.

’28th street station’, 2012 acrylic and gouache on treated vintage newspaper, 25in x 20in

‘metropolis’, 2012 acrylic and gouache on treated vintage newspaper 25in x 20in

‘wilderness’, 2012 mixed media on panel 48in x 36in

‘five boroughs’ acrylic and gouache on treated vintage newspaper 31in x 44in

‘new amsterdam’, 2012 acrylic and gouache on treated vintage newspaper 25in x 40in

  • I love the idea of taking over any pre-established space even when its as accessible as a broadsheet or a bank note. There\’s a great sense of disruption and rebirth in these images. I suppose one should make a mark wherever one can.

    Andy D4 says:

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