Monday, March 2, 2009

2 Legit 2 Quit

The young artist collaborative Bonic Tonic that is based in Springs, NY had their show this weekend “2 Legit 2 Quit” in Ashawague Hall. This show featured artists who grew up in Springs and have now returned to their hometown and have built their own art community in the town where the most influential painters (Jackson Pollock and Willam de Kooning) of the century settled in the 1950s. The Bonic Tonic consists of refreshing artist such as: Grant Haffner, Carly Haffner (above), Elizabeth Karsch; and first timers with art collective, Christian Little and Charles Ley.

The two pieces pictured above are by Grant Haffner. His painting resemble visuals of the road and wires as they appear while riding in a car. The Calder-like sculptures in the show are a new addition to his body of work as he is primarily a painter.

New comer, Christian Little's work has a Edward Gowery illustrations, which I was particularly drawn to.