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05Sep
THE WILD BUNCH- FEATURING BILLY SCHENCK, GREG MILLER + AMERICA MARTIN
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM JoAnne Artman Gallery
Date: September 05, 2019 to September 05, 2019
Where: JoAnne Artman Gallery, 511A West 22nd Street, New York, New York, United States, 10011
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents: THE WILD BUNCH- FEATURING BILLY SCHENCK, GREG MILLER + AMERICA MARTIN FALL 2019 Artists' Reception: Thursday, September 5th, 2019 from 6pm-8pm Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by August 29th, 2019 JoAnne Artman Gallery 511A West 22nd St. | New York, NY 10011 Contact:  JoAnne Artman Telephone:  949-510-5481 | E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.joanneartmangallery.com THE WILD BUNCH There are few subjects in American history that can ignite the imagination as much as the mystery, romance and mythology associated with the American Frontier. The theme of the Wild West has long been popular in American art, film, and literature. Often, the visual imagery is heavily tied in with the folklore that has been created around the Wild West and Native American tradition. Artists Billy Schenck, Greg Miller and America Martin all have their own particular ties to the vast landscape and history of the region that was once considered the Frontier. In their recent bodies of work, each artist independently explores this history through imagery sourced from both personal narrative as well as popular culture. JoAnne Artman Gallery is proud to present The Wild Bunch, an exhibition of recent works by Schenck, Miller and Martin, in which the artists undertake topics ranging from individual agency to remembered history through the lens of each unique process. Billy Schenck utilizes specific frames of reference in his oil on canvas depictions of the American West, establishing visual links between notable moments of American and film history, along with the history of visual modes of production.  Stark contrasts, use of pattern, vivid hues, and a pop sensibility imbibe the work with a contemporary edge, while taking on some of the most popular tropes of Hollywood's film industry. Frequent motifs in Schenck's work include heroes, villains, the seductive femme fatale, as well as alluring imagery of Native American figures, frequently juxtaposed with subversive
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