Joe Fig @
Nassua Nassau County Museum of Art
Winkleman / Plus Ultra Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of new and older work by gallery artist Joe Fig at the Nassau County Museum of Art, August 27 to November 5, 2006. From the museum's website:
Long Island native Joe Fig is a star of the Chelsea gallery scene. His meticulous diorama-like sculpture of famous artists' studios have received rave reviews from critics, most recently for his work shown at Miami's Bass Museum.OK, so if you know Joe, you must have also cringed at the line the museum's press release where they write he's a "star"...Joe's one of the most down-to-earth, balanced, and truly hardworking artists I know, and as proud as I am of him, I know he would be embarrassed by that. But it's borish to correct someone else's opinion of you, so.... The exhibition is a very good overview of Joe's project over the past 5 years. I hope you get a chance to stop in.
Fig's constructions include renderings of paint-encrusted palettes, tubes of oil or acrylic, brushes and interior architecture, all in miniature. First known for his take on 50s artists such as Pollock and deKooning, Fig has gone on to portray the studios of Eric Fischl and April Gornick, among others. The exhibition also includes Fig's taped interviews with each of his artist subjects. Joe Fig is an original exhibition curated for NCMA by Rita Krauss, a collector/gallerist and also a member of the museum's Contemporary Collectors Circle.