Review: “The Last Days Before Bright Future” of Alex Kanevsky

Source Juxtapoz Magazine – Juxtapoz Magazine – Home 

Looking at paintings is a complicated social phenomena. A person walks into a gallery with white walls and looks at pictures rendered with pigment on an underlying ground affixed to some kind of support. Usually there is a recognizable image depicted on a canvas. Even if abstracted or nonobjective the viewer looks for messages to extract; we look for figures or landscape elements. The human gaze in this prevalent framework expects the artwork to tell us a story and to connect with our lives.

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