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The Outsiders

Stay Gold Gallery
2007-02-01

With nods to both Robert Frost's poem “Nothing gold can stay” and the 1983 movie “The Outsiders”, Stay Gold Gallery debuts what it hopes will become an annual tradition. These “outsiders”, are not the inmates of mental hospitals or prisons featured in the recent “Outsiders Art Fair” but are instead young artists struggling to find relevance on the margins. Combining a wall painting of a tree and framed pictures of bird headed characters, Cynthia Rojas hits an engaging balance of intents. Andrew Poneros collages what look like wood veneers in a scene of sheep confronting snakes in Eden. Pairs of sneakers hanging over an overhead cord are paired with an inverted digital print of golden foliage, and make reference to an urban custom marking the end of virginity in “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Farika. A trio of mixed media drawings by Nathan Gwynne displays an edgy combination of written notes, goofy faces, and coloristic fields demonstrating a firm grasp of current abstraction. Also included are Mike Giant, Hiroki Otsuka, Ginny Hwang, Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Veronica Velasquez, Rich Jacobs, Hisham Bharoocha, and Kim Schifino.

—James Kalm
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