KS ART presents an exhibition of paintings by Lucky DeBellevue, drawings by Jeff Davis and collages by Christian Holstad.
Lucky DeBellevue’s new paintings wink knowingly at modernism. Their imprecise patterning evokes a punk-meets-Marimekko sensibility. He mixes printing and spray-painting techniques to build images of loosely realized landscapes.
Jeff Davis’s new series of pastel drawings look as if Tiepolo were drawing underground gay religious comics. Made with a light touch and sureness of gesture, these works seem both timely and antique.
Christian Holstad’s collages from 2003 stage male couplings against a background of stylish ‘80s bathroom interiors. Patterns and textures flow from the room’s surfaces into similar patterns that define the men creating a tension between the collages’ formal qualities and their erotic power.