Jesse McCloskey, a New York based artist, will be presented by Lincoln Capla and David Kesting in May in a solo exhibition at their gallery, Capla Kesting Fine Art, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. A painter employing a dramatic style emphasizing Roualt-like lines and pop/acid colors, McCloskey presents provocative, even shocking, images, of murder, bestiality and romance in his large-scale narrative pictures.
In March, during the Art Fairs, McCloskey exhibited two collages in the “Preview” show at Capla Kesting, to much comment. For his solo show he will present further examinations of his chosen iconography of virginal monsters, demon-like dogs, whiskey bottles, and birds. His style incorporates ribbons of color and lines that both meander slowly across the surface and cut whip-like through the charged scenes, to illustrate dreamlike tales of monsters in the woods and virginal girls with more than a streak of cruelty. This solo exhibition of paintings and collage opens May 13, from 6 pm to 9 pm, and continues through May 25, 2005. Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 6 pm.
Mr. McCloskey studied at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts,
and at Parsons School of Design in New York, working with such artists
as Paul Georges Paul Resika, Larry Rivers, and Robert Deniro, Sr. McCloskey’s
work is collected by number of alternative recording artists including
Nels Cline, Carla Bozulich, painters like Resika and such writers as Gillian
McCain. He was shown at the Chicago art fair last year. An alumnus of
the Yaddo Artist residency program, he has had works reproduced and reviewed
in the New York Tim
Capla Kesting Fine Art
121 Roebling St, 7-8 - Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bedford Ave L Train at the corner of North 5th and Roebling.