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Saturday, February 23, 2013

opening reception 6-9pm closing reception Saturday April 6, 6-8:30pm

  • Julian Hoenig

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new works on paper

In his third exhibition of work at 60SIX, Julian Hoenig’s solo show “Stain” presents a new series of works on paper, “half half,” utilizing unexpected materials: wood stain on Japanese mulberry paper. The works recall Rothko’s concern with the formal elements of darkness, surface and space, and particularly bring to mind the “black on gray” paintings from 1969-1970.
Hoenig displays his bold inventive spirit with this surprising mix of toxic and pure materials. The result is poetic metaphor; the subject of man’s relationship to the earth in the 21rst century being one clear reference, yet the metaphor can travel to many emotional and political territories, therein establishing a deep, current and timeless tone. The works speak with both humility and power, in their economy of means.

Julian Hoenig is a renowned industrial designer, having shaped automobiles coveted by consumers around the globe (Audi and Lamborghini.) He presently spends time envisioning our latest technological devices.

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