The Hole is currently hosting a large group show in its main gallery that is all about new approaches to Abstract Painting. All I can say is what a colorful show! With 39 artists ranging from the legendary to the brand new, this exhibition looks at some of the major themes in abstract painting today, including the influence of digital technology, textile based abstraction, material driven and process based abstraction, as well as many others. Xstraction is probably the most varied, fun and most vibrant collection of contemporary abstract works I’ve seen in any gallery show in recent memory.
It was so exciting to see all of the ways that an artist can approach a work that will hang on a wall. These are some of my favorite pieces from Friday night’s opening reception.
I love this canvas that has the look of faded tie dye. The gallery staff was a bit tight on time to open the doors on Friday, so they did not have any of the artist’s names next to their works yet. That’s why I can’t tell you the who is responsible for each of these awesome paintings, but hopefully my photos will entice you to come out and see this gorgeous show!
Xstraction Group Exhibit will be on Display through June 20th, 2013 at The Hole, Located at 312 Bowery (at 2nd Street), NYC. Visit The Hole NYC for Gallery Hours and More Information.