Neke Carson has been described by The New York Times as “a longtime fixture on the downtown art scene”. In the early seventies he was point man and chief satirist for the emerging new form of art later to be labeled “performance art”.
With a new art show at Paul Fisher Gallery he has returned to painting which was his major at Rhode Island School of Design. The artist explains, “The first time I began working on a series of paintings entitled “Urgent Messages of Extreme Importance” was in 1987. At the time these messages were scrawled on 12”x12” marble slabs.
This time around I took two small canvasses (4×5 inches) and extended one message on to both canvasses. Once finished the two oil paintings are leaned on each other for support making a sort of “A” frame shaped structure.” In one fell swoop Mr. Carson has taken painting off the walls and turned them into sculptures. It is another revolutionary act from a master of revolutionary acts. The urgent messages are embedded in the sculpture/painting. It is up to the viewer to find the key to unlock its meaning.
A Series of these artwork will be showing at Art Expo New York 2015 at Current Art Group USA/Booth 315.