Armory Show weekend passed without us paying it a single visit, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t see some art! Thrush Holmes’ More opened on March 6th as part of the concurrently running, VOLTA Contemporary Art Fair which was happening at various venues all over the city.
Holmes More features many large oil and spray on canvas works of flowers and plants that also incorporate minimal neon tubing accents. The artist’s distinctive “TH” signature can bee seen prominently displayed on all canvases.
These paintings are very colorful and reminded me of a more focused version of Basquiat. You can even recognize Basquiat’s iconic Crown symbol in a few of the paintings.
This show was my first exposure to Holmes‘ work, but based on this exhibit I am interested to see what he does next.
Thrush Holmes, More will be on Exhibit Through April 5th, 2014 at Mike Weiss Gallery, Located at 520 West 24th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District.