This coming Saturday, the AFA Gallery in SoHo New York is hosting artist Lin Esser for the opening of his new collection of delightfully skeletal and wryly titled tableaux!
These whimsical, macabre works evoke the eccentric subjects of English symbolism, sinister figures of the renaissance, the anthropomorphic tableaux of Victorian naturalism and the Dia de los Muertos style of South America. Come drift among these eerie creations and realize the “ever-evolving narrative that is revealed as one spends more time with each environment.”
Colorado-born artist Lin Esser has been fascinated with illustration ever since watching his father, a mechanical engineer, craft intricate exploded drawings and cross sections of elaborate multi-cogged machinery. Like many interstitial artists, he has worked across disciplines as a double bass player, a Broadway sound designer, a film composer, a magazine illustrator, and a cartoonist. He was the Director of Sound and Music of the Actors Studio under Paul Newman, and his tableaux are featured in Dave Davidson’s short film Contacting the Living.
This is a fascinating, highly-recommended exhibit which you can preview here. Don’t miss it: the full collection will only be on view for three weeks. Please note that RSVPs are necessary for the March 3rd event!
On Exhibit at the AFA Gallery:
Lin Esser: Unconventional Tableaux
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 5-7 pm
54 Greene Street, New York, NY