~AETHELRED ELDRIDGE . . ESSEX FLOWERS – EXTENDED THRU DEC 4
TALKING ABOUT BLACK & WHITE . .
and GRAPHIC DESIGN / ART . . !!
ART NOUVEAU & SOCIAL COMMENTARY. .
but above all else:
dynamic pictorial graphic expression.
a well thought-out, and beautifully produced show that is both ZIPPY, RELEVANT & . . . HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT.
OCT 21 – NOcV 20, 2016 / EXTENDED THRU SUN DEC 4 2016
ESSEX FLOWERS, 19 MONROE ST, CHINATOWN, NYC.
SAT & SUN 12-6 PM / OPEN BY APPT OTHERWISE
AETHELRED ELDRIDGE – IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM @essexflowers
well, I don’t think the POOR are really that meek, they can lie, steal, burn, rape and rage etc. the main thing is, I think he was trying to say . . that they are helpless esp vs corporations, institutions, government, and of course, the really big, uber scammers of Wall St. so, yeah go out and . . REVOLT.
super illustration. looks very woodblock. cut & carved but – incredibly fluid at the same time.
This is the first NY solo show of Aethelred Eldridge in 30 years.
the show focuses on “just over three decades of the artist’s output from 1970-2005. On view will be a wallpaper presentation of black and white works from the 1980s through the early 2,000s & framed color paintings on paper from the 70s.”
from the gallery exhibition page:
“Eldridge (born 1930, MI) is a legend in Athens County, OHIO where he has lived, worked, and taught for over 50 years. He was an associate professor from 1957-2014 at the Ohio University School of Art where his iconic work remains on view as a 50 by 80 foot black and white mural at the school’s SEIGFRED HALL.”
“Eldridge creates provocative messages that weave together Blakian, Celtic, ?re-Roman British, and his own deeply coded mythologies. These are at once stark and humorous works that take on prophetic tones, often political in nature, and are rattling, energizing, and relevant in their pointed critique of civilization.”
so interesting to me . . how this social media instant communication, DIY REVIVALISM, and hands-on, take charge indie youth culture loves to uproot and really rock the old guys. Hurray !!
read more about the show on their website – which is also chock-ful of gorgeous. large, high rez installation photos !!
here’s the link: AETHELRED ELDRIDGE – ESSEX FLOWERS
ART WORK – BY AETHELRED ELDRIDGE / at ESSEX FLOWERS up thru NOV 20, 2016.
IMAGE COURTESY: ESSEX FLOWERS