An Exhibition Curated by Rob Bos and Stephanie Cristello
Artists | Wyatt Grant, Emre Kocagil, Boris Ostrerov, Celeste Rapone, Alice Tippit, and Valentina Zamfirescu
The LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, January 24–February 14
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Severe Style features six contemporary painters that through respective practices, and stylistic means, have returned to classical forms and tropes as a source for image production. Where the idyllic and the illusionistic overlap, exists a current trend in painting that adopts the romantic myth of high style, sometimes in a way that is purposefully illogical. Symmetry, trompe l’oeil, text forms, and an attention to the physical and conceptual implications of composition and influence, suggest new ways to see “style” in painting today—like a ripple in the scattered reflections of Narcissus’s mirror when the wind blew.