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Opera Gallery: Pretty Ugly, 6/2

Today (June 2nd) is the reception for Logan Hick’s show, “Pretty Ugly” at the Opera Gallery in New York.

He has been working on this body of work for the past 6 months and is very happy with the results. He has spent every free second, dollar, and favor that he had to create this work. Now, after 6 months of hard work, it’s ready.

This work will feature some of his largest works to date. He pushed himself creatively, technologically, and mentally to produce the work.

He will also debut the new anodized Aluminum works that were created during a residency at the Neal Feay company. These pieces are produced by anodizing the aluminum directly with various dyes. This impregnates the surface of the aluminum with pigment so that it cannot be washed off. The works are so durable that you can wash them with lacquer thinner and a pressure washer and it would not mare the surface of the art.

We hope you will join him at the Opera Gallery | 115 Spring Street | New York, NY

Space will be limited, so please RSVP to: RSVP@workhorsevisuals.com

Pretty Ugly

Logan Hicks is an photorealistic landscape and portrait painter. A pioneer in the art world, he has created a hybrid technique of mixed media art. By combining stencils, photography, aerosol and unexpected canvases (such as anodizing on aluminum and etched wood panels) he has laid the groundwork for this new medium.

Logans work follows in the tradition of contemporaries such as Warhol who utilize photographic multiples. With subjects such as the urban landscape, abandoned buildings, trains, cityscapes and crowds his works explores the universal experience of being ‘alone together’ in large cities, capturing a sense of serene desolation and loneliness supported by an unspoken solidarity. The meticulously crafted larger as life works create a contemplative environment – quiet moments of reflection captured in time.

Within the newest body of work, Logan uses urban architecture as a metaphor – stairs lead to differing states of consciousness, doors open to levels of awareness, streets become veins in a living, organic city space. The aptly titled show, ‘Pretty Ugly’ expresses his uniqueness in noticing subtle, overlooked moments in a chaotic, ugly, busy world, and rendering them poetic glimpses of the universal human condition.

Miya Ando
– 2011

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