August 27, 2004 - January 31, 2005
Philadelphia artist Stuart Netsky is known for his interest in fine art, design, fashion, art history, and popular culture. Much of Netsky's artwork incorporates these varied disciplines into a diverse body of work that includes painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation art, and performance art. Often, his work is a combination of these mediums.
An underlying theme throughout Netsky's work is his desire to recreate art historical pieces into contemporary conceptual works of art. Netsky has redone many famous paintings by modern artists such as Paul Cézanne, Willem de Kooning, Claude Monet, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Georges Seurat. Some of the paintings were remade as blankets and knitted afghans. Others were recreated into billboards made of large metallic sequin-like discs. This exhibition features two "flicker paintings" which emulate the spectacular commercial billboards that sparkle and shimmer with color and light.