Black & White Gallery
56 Bogart St, Brooklyn
Friday - Sunday: 1 - 6 pm
Shimon Okshteyn: The Magic Mirror
Oct 27-Nov 19
Executed in a traditional genre of still life, Shimon Okshteyn's extraordinary mimetic accuracy and signature blunt renditions of drug use and attendant paraphernalia only serve to heighten the indeterminacy of meaning that permeates his work. The paintings are structured as pictorial compositions whose realism is given a new meaning by the mirror on which each one is painted creating a highly subjective space marked by tension and melancholy.