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Preview Exclusive Images From Forthcoming Logan Hicks Exhibit “Thin Veils And Heavy Anchors” Via Hi Fructose

| 1 March 2013 | Reply

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Thin Veils And Heavy Anchors will debut at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) on March 8, 2013 and run through March 10, 2013, and marks a triumphant return for an artist whose works have been shown in Auckland, Cape Town, Shanghai, Taipei, and just about everywhere in between.

Originally a professional screen printer, Hicks’ work has gained considerable global recognition for its exploration of the urban environment and its ability to capture the sometimes-mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet highly refined, manner using hand-sprayed stencils.  His new body of work has evolved. The paintings have moved inside: from endless streets of colorful building facades up to six feet in scale to more intimate interior settings; from exterior cityscapes to the interiors of various buildings; and from distant lights to the direct gaze of figures who are in the process of walking away or climbing up stairs; shapes and curves of emotionless figures juxtaposed against the rigid linework of architecture bring attention to the contradictions of the city.

When looking at Hicks’ current work, one starts to realize that the minimal scenes are metaphors for the decisions one makes in life.  Breathtaking and meticulous, this body of paintings is not about one man’s journey as much as it is represents the possibilities of the world. As much as we all strive for a struggle-free live, it’s clear that it’s the struggle that defines us.

ABOUT LOGAN HICKS: Logan Hicks is a New York-based artist.  Stenciling started as a substitution for screen-printing, but quickly morphed into Logan’s medium of choice. An ideal union was formed through these stencils: the dirty and gritty nature of spray paint showcasing the decay of the city, while the muted shine of metallic paint mirrored the faint glimmer of hope within it. It is this symbiotic relationship with the city that fuels Logan’s work.  Having mastered the technique, Hicks has learned new language, and has been refining what it is that he is saying, and he uses whatever medium or approach is necessary to bring the ideas in his head to the canvas, and his newer paintings are native to his lexicon.  Making art is an internal struggle more than it is a physical one.

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