Continuing through May 19, 2012
Since the 1980's Kenny Scharf has been decorating cars and walls, making paintings and sculpture in which cartoon-like characters swim, float, and frolic. He also created day-glow environments filling small rooms with painted objects, covering all the walls, floors and ceiling with discarded 'stuff' that comes to life when attacked by Scharf's creative hand.
Scharf's images range from the well known Fred, Wilma, and Barney of the Flintstones to amoeba-like squiggles floating in a vibrantly painted background. The works are nostalgic for a less media saturated culture and a critique of our technological society. Nevertheless whether it is a car with exotic decorations, a room filled with throbbing music and glow-in-the-dark plastic toys or painted forms that flow perfectly together, Scharf's work always evokes a smile.
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