Today is the opening day of the brand new Ron Hicks show at our gallery in Soho. The opening runs from 4 to 6 pm, and the artist will be in attendance. This is the centerpiece of the show— “Intimate Encounter.” Continuing his theme of romance in the presence of fashion, Hicks depicts a couple that is close by proximity, but infinitely distant in an emotional sense. Subtle gestures are complimented by loose brush strokes that really drive home the dramatic nature of the scene. Everything about each characters’ body language— their hands, facial expressions, and postures— create an undeniable dissonance in this romantic pairing. Each painting in the show reads like a cinematic still, rendered in oil. I strongly recommend stopping by this weekend to see all this great work in person.
Ron Hicks, “Intimate Encounter,” Oil on Linen, 50” x 40”