How many times a day are we confronted with some form of advertisement?
Whether its billboards while driving or posters when walking, we’re destined to witness at least one image beckoning us to try McDonald’s new breakfast special!
With advertisements following our every move, Jen Recommends Erik Schoonebeek‘s Phantom Hand exhibition at the Jeff Bailey Gallery, as the NYC artist explores the graphics and symbols behind commercial advertising.
Jen describes Schoonbeek’s abstract acrylic and gouache paintings and drawings as “wild whirlwind’s of color and design” that plaster the surfaces of old book covers, found paper, and other materials.
“His small works of art compile clever compositions comprised of remastered “graphic cues and amorphous narrative” using bold color, embellished texture, and pattern punctuated by the original surface”, Jen said.
She continued, “As Schoonebeek’s first Solo show in the big apple, what better place to address advertising than amidst its swarming residency all over New York City!”
So next time you see that McDonald’s breakfast burrito advertisement call to you from the side of a 12th Street building, hopefully you will have seen Erik Schoonebeek’s show — we’ll see you there!
- Ava Cotlowitz
Jeff Bailey Gallery
June 14 – July 13
Opening Reception: THIS THURS, June 14, 6-8pm
625 West 27th Street
New York, NY