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Art: Man in the Planet

By Alan Pocaro · March 19th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
to do_man in the planet"The Baby Counter" 6' x 4' oil on canvas.
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We all start somewhere. I remember my first solo show as an undergraduate was in bar, one of my best friends’ was in a major international chain coffee house. I still pine for that big-name gallery solo show, but the strange thing is more people probably saw my paintings at that bar than at any other exhibition I had for the next several years.

In his new solo show, fresh-out-of-undergrad painter Kyle Carpenter presents Man in the Planet at the Avenue Lounge in Covington. A reference to David Lynch’s film Eraserhead, the psychologically charged works in Man in the Planet are suffused with the filmmaker’s sense of foreboding. Carpenter’s large-scale paintings display a confident hand and fuse elements of surrealism and cubism with a maturity that is unusual for such a young artist. Through March 31. 411 Madison Ave., Covington. 859-261-6120, theavenuelounge.com.

 
 
 
 

 

 
03.20.2012 at 01:57 Reply
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03.21.2012 at 12:23

Kyle is the grand nephew of acclaimed Cuban artist Oscar Garcia-Rivera, whose works have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum: http://www.moas.org/images/press/Cuba_Rivera_Conga.jpg

 

03.22.2012 at 06:16 Reply

Very detailed paintings that draw you in to look for hidden elements. Texture and color keep me staring, looking for more. A must see in person. Well done!

 

 
 
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