Thursday, May 18, 2017

Robert Longo at Metro Pictures

If you are visiting the Chelsea Galleries in New York City soon try to see Robert Longo's The Destroyer Cycle -- new charcoal drawings at Metro Pictures.
 John and I still remember Longo's Men in the Cities series of the late 1970's so we were curious to see recent work. The Work is impressive. And big. Above, John examines Untitled (Raft at Sea), 2016-17. A very frightening image of immigrants afloat. 
 Untitled (St Louis Rams, Hands Up), 2016. The show is very dark in theme.
 John gets up close to Untitled (Justine) and Untitled (Juliette) both from 2017 -- huge sides of icebergs with a narrow strip of water at the bottom. 
Let's end with a detail Untitled (Teletubbies), 2016 in which the drawing meticulously copies the pixels of the internet source for the image. Another dark image. On until June 17, 2017. 

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