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Bill Arning Exhibitions / Hudson Valley

Frozen Warnings:
A Salon for Wintery Months 

(Thanking Nico for the title and the mood)

Icebound interiority and small moments of snow-laden muffled poetics

Eric Wolf, Susan Wides, Donna Moylan, Judy Fox, Suzanne Joelson, Richmond Burton, Shirley Irons, Stephen Lack, Dan Devine, Reed Anderson, Carter Hodgkin, Michael Walden, Betsy Friedman, Kevin Larmon, Erik Daniel White, and KK Kozak

January 7-March 5, 2023


Bill Arning Exhibitions / Houston


Featuring TJ Griffin, Elijah Ruhala, Saul Jerome E. San Juan, Ali Alamdar, Alexandria Deters, Thedra Cullar Ledford, and Joachim West

Figurish is not a word and that is probably best, as it sounds and appears like a mistake, a misspelling more than a neologism or clever coinage. Yet as a gallery we always have to put checkmarks or hashtags next to art works to make them searchable. But with each of these seven independent makers the need to describe them as figurative or describers of the  “human figure” also feels an error, as placing them next to a Thomas Eakins or even a Lisa Yuskavage makes them seem like double agents, infiltrators or imposters. Figurish relishes the universal desire to make a recognizable face and the immediate related desire to mess it up and make it hotly perverse, strange or poetically untrue.

January 21–March 12, 2023

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Creating intense encounters with contemporary art and artists since 1985.

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