April 23, 2024


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Juxtapoz Magazine - It Goes to Show: Alvin Armstrong @ Anna Zorina Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz Magazine – It Goes to Show: Alvin Armstrong @ Anna Zorina Gallery, NYC

“I have often been competitive,” Alvin Armstrong explained to us this past Summer. “I was not the swiftest or the strongest, but I could always compete with the very best mainly because my mother nature has usually been intensive. Even if I was clueless, I understood that I would work like a canine until finally there was improvement. It was like donning blinders, concentrating on what was in advance and transferring ahead. When I did a little something and was dissatisfied with it, I didn’t continue to be there—I just worked at it again until finally I was contented.”

Anna Zorina Gallery is happy to present It Goes to Present, Alvin Armstrong’s next solo exhibition with the gallery. The display options the artist’s most current collection of paintings that depict a expensive buddy, Miles, in candid poses of dance general performance. With each other they use their preferred media to convey a viscerally powerful, intimate narrative.

 The portray medium sets the phase for Armstrong and Miles to sign up for in the stream of storytelling, each come to be immersed in conveying raw, emotional depth by a wealthy vocabulary of body motion and condition. They both equally have interaction their media with spectacular, fluid and intuitive gestures. Armstrong quick method with dripping paint, and transparent levels of brushstrokes insinuate the rapidly shifting flexes of muscle in just the dynamic poses. The unfastened brushwork and transparent levels of shade are offset by Miles’ definitive intention and deep concentration, the reiteration of his determine emphasizes the depth of the dancer’s focus and drive. The limited target on the figure within just the confined place of the composition magnifies the stress of vulnerability and honesty. In the titular painting, “It Goes To Display” the subject makes immediate eye contact. Armstrong casts Miles with one particular eye powerfully gazing again at the viewer, his dance gives a shield preserving the intimacy of his artwork.