Henry Gunderson’s new solo present at Derek Eller Gallery, titled “It’s a Nice Time to be Alive,” explores how an “image-saturated tradition” is deeply embedding itself into our psyches. Working via Feb. 2 on the New York Metropolis area, the present includes a self-portrait of the painter, “It’s Arduous to See from The place I’m Standing,” seen under.
On the opposite works within the present, the gallery says, “Accentuating the commercialization of variety, a bunch portrait of shiny plastic American Woman dolls represents the spectrum of ethnicities and talents and their archetypal portrayal in American media. Two works incorporating butterflies juxtapose this image of transformation and wonder with imagery from pulp western illustrations; as soon as tough and masculine cowboys are rendered in garish make up and drag. A pair of hyper-masculine paunchy wrestlers are scissored collectively in an sudden association. An intimate examine of high-tech motorbike gloves, patchworked with an array of sewn panels, change into a extremely fetishized industrial product.”
See extra works on the venue’s page.