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BARNABY FURNAS

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April 27 – May 24, 2002

 Kissers, May 2001, 	Urethane on canvas

Kissers, May 2001

Urethane on canvas

72 x 52 inches  182.9 x 132.1 cm

 Kissers, June 2001, 	Urethane on linen

Kissers, June 2001

Urethane on linen

72 x 54 inches  182.9 x 137.2 cm

 Walk in the Woods, 2002, 	Urethane on canvas

Walk in the Woods, 2002

Urethane on canvas

68 x 48 inches  172.7 x 121.9 cm

 Deserter, 2002, 	Urethane on linen

Deserter, 2002

Urethane on linen

78 x 54 inches  198.1 x 137.2 cm

 Suicide I, 2002, 	Urethane on linen

Suicide I, 2002

Urethane on linen

60 x 39 inches  152.4 x 99.1 cm

 Suicide II, 2002, 	rethane on canvas

Suicide II, 2002

rethane on canvas

44 x 32 inches  111.8 x 82.3 cm

 Suicide III, 2002, 	Urethane on linen

Suicide III, 2002

Urethane on linen

70 x 48 inches  177.8 x 121.9 cm

 Hamburger Hill, 2002, 	Urethane on linen

Hamburger Hill, 2002

Urethane on linen

72 x 120 inches  182.9 x 304.8

 Heartbreak Ridge, 2002, 	Urethane on linen

Heartbreak Ridge, 2002

Urethane on linen

72 x 144 inches  182.9 x 365.8 cm

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present the first solo show of Brooklyn-based artist Barnaby Furnas. The show will be open Saturday, April 27, through Friday, May 24.
Furnas' paintings and watercolors depict moments of ecstatic violence, passion and internal conflict using shifting perspectives, fractured lines, and explosions. In the artist's words, these paintings create a situation that "deals with the personal in a historical way and the historical in a personal way". An oppositional dialogue is evident in the paintings, and often results in conflict: suicide, contrasting political views, night and day, man and woman.
This either/or/both mentality is reflected in the way the paintings are made – a drop of red paint serves as a gesture in the abstract action painting sense, analogous to an actual drop of blood in the narrative. The paintings have an improvisational immediacy, allowing a single, decisive moment to be represented by multiple perspectives freezing and expanding that instant in time.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 – 6. Please call the gallery for further information.