July 25, 2014
Portrait of Dash Snow (Back of Polaroid) resized
-- Rox Gallery, located on the Lower East Side of NYC will host a new exhibition titled “The Steezledorf”
starting July 29th with an opening reception from 6-9pm. The made up term is made to represent an artist’s inkling to create what is not already there. Much like the quote by Andy Warhol saying you can’t lead from the front, you have to go to the edge and say ‘this is the center’. The exhibition’s theme loosely ties along the concept and ideas of abstraction.
Exhibiting in the show is artist Gordon Skinner, who will debut a piece he created in tribute to late artist Dash Snow. Skinner discovered Snow’s work through a tour of the Brant Foundation Art Study Center where his work was exhibited with in his friend Nate Lowman’s exhibition. Snow gained notoriety for his anti-authority collage work with various news clippings. His Polaroid photos captured of a rock star like life of him and his collective of artist friends that included Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley and Nate Lowman. Snow unfortunately passed away in 2009 at a young age. Skinner identified with his unapologetically brave voice as an artist. The piece he created as an ode to Snow will be in the group exhibition and shows Gordon's textured collage work he's known for while also showcasing his exploration into using duct tape as a medium. It's an intriguing piece and a beautiful ode from one artist to another.
In addition to three assemblages by Skinner, other artists exhibiting include Deb Lawrence, Kelsey Shultis, Josh Elrod and others. The exhibition will run from July 29th through September 14th at ROX gallery located at 86 Delancey Street.
More info on the gallery’s website