Alpha Wave

Ethereal neon and abstract forms in new work by Evan Gruzis

Opening tomorrow at Duve Berlin, an exhibition of new work by Evan Gruzis explores the interstices of waking and dreaming life. “Alpha Wave” derives its aesthetic from the afterimage effect—the “burning” of an image on ones vision after the original image has disappeared. Gruzis—a young artist whose resume already boasts work in the Whitney Museum Collection and a solo show at Deitch—presents a series of …

Ian Sklarsky

Abstract portraits from a blind contour artist

When Brooklyn-based artist Ian Sklarsky isn’t directing music videos like Luciana’s Betty White-inspired dance track “I’m Still Hot”, he can be found staring peacefully at the subjects of his abstract blind contour drawings. Originally from Chicago, Sklarsky became interested in the traditional method during a high school art class. Blind contours require the artist to trace his subject’s silhouette without looking down at the paper, …