A two-man show consisting of innovative industrial landscapes opens Thursday in Soho, and you should go. Disintegration and Sprawl, presented by Christina Ray gallery, shows off compelling works by Amze Emmons, based in Philadelphia, and Kevin Haas, who lives in Washington state.
The two artists’ work explores relics of industrialized cities. They examine concepts of repurposing ruins from an industrial, capitalist society into that of sustainability and future purpose.
Suitable for Mass Transit by Amze Emmons at Christina Ray gallery
Amze Emmons adds playful color to desolate scenes. A multi-disciplinary artist with experience in drawing and printmaking, Emmons’ work surprises with it’s playful nature set in stark contrast to the landscape. Emmons’ work can inspire introspection, at times somber, at other times hopeful.
I-90: Exit 109 by Kevin Haas at Christina Ray gallery
Kevin Haas uses webs of lines to spin out his urban landscapes. Haas layers line drawings of billboards, trees, cars, and street signs to create vibrancy. Through the works’ energy and tension, Haas, like Emmons, breathes life into barren scenes.
The two artists’ unique voices approach similar subject matter in different ways. Their works play nicely together, and create an interesting dialogue about our country’s landscape.
Both of these artists are sure to impress. Check them out at the opening reception this Thursday or during gallery hours through October 30th.
- Jen Wallace
Disintegration and Sprawl
Amze Emmons and Kevin Haas
Christina Ray gallery
Oct. 6 – Oct. 30
Opening Reception: THIS THURS. 10/6, 7-9pm
30 Grand Street
New York NY 10013