Time: April 23, 2013 at 12pm to May 18, 2013 at 6pm
Location: United States
Street: 547 W. 27th Street #301
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.soho20gallery.com
Event Type: exhibit
Organized By: SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
Latest Activity: Mar 30, 2013
SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery presents Chosen, an exhibition of recent work by artist Becky Franco. The installation features large-scale paintings as well as objects from the artist’s home on view through May 18th.
Franco’s subjects are objects of desire. They represent a comfortable lifestyle that speaks of wealth, class and social status. Through the lens of painting one can reflect on the object-ness of these domestic items and the desire they manifest in individuals and society to achieve. One can also sense the deep felt absence of human presence in the paintings. In Clarity (2009) a tightly cropped view of an ornate dining room is presented to the viewer, the chair tucked in to the clear glass table, and a reflection of perhaps a backyard through the mirror. Each painting offers the sensation of wandering through Franco’s home alone.