~DUKE RILEY . . WINDOW ART
DUKE RILEY – ‘See You At The Finish Line’
opened Nov 1, 2013
the show runs thru JAN 11, 2014
MAGNAN METZ GALLERY – 521 West 26th St, Chelsea, NYC
close-up . . banner drawing for: DUKE RILEY, ‘See You at the Finish Line’.
Duke has the most graceful line drawing around, yet it also rings true . . to its nautical roots.
definite more folk art, than comic art . . that’s for sure, stylistically speaking.
and, that’s so, even with the very apparent sense of humor, and narrative storyline, that is imbedded in the work.
and, thus makes for a very intriguing, and . . interesting, dynamic.
I would also venture, it’s absolutely correct to say, that DUKE RILEY is truly the only working tattoo artist, in the world . . who can claim a bonafide role in the contemporary art world.
he’s the consummate insider/outsider.
MORE PIX FROM THE OPENING . . TOMORROW.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH