Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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.

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.
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.


Anonymous David said...

Having a museum refer to one of your artists as an art star doesn't seem like a particularly bad thing, for you or for him. Might as well enjoy it. Congrats to Joe on the exhibition.

8/23/2006 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous bambino said...

Congradulations Joe :)

8/23/2006 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Rebel Belle said...

Congrats Joe, even if Ed spelled Nassau wrong :)

Hi Ed! Hi Bambino!!

I moved into my new studio. Kicks ass.

8/23/2006 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to fret Ed. Scientists have recently decided that Pluto is no longer to be considered a planet, perhaps some stars have the same fate in store for them

8/23/2006 09:33:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Those are great little studios, such detail and authenticity. Keep up the good work Joe!

8/26/2006 10:46:00 PM  

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