THAW Giving ChillsFebruary 6, 2008
The current exhibition, THAW, at estudiotres gallery in Andersonville has a great show of hot new artists.
Samia Mirza is always worth seeing and I blog about her work at www.artinthepresent.blogspot.com. But two other young queer artists really shine in this show.
A wall of photographs from Davin Youngs are sexy and definitely a site. The photographs blur the line between snap shots and fashion photography, they capture on the care-free scrap-book aesthetic that was championed by legendary Nan Goldin. But Youngs has put his own quirky, somehow shy spin on these snapshots of friends, family and himself.
Rob Bondgren is a queer multi-media artist, who handles his water color beautifully. Water color is one of the most difficult forms of painting because the artists must act quickly and from the gut. The
paint dries quickly and there is no way to “paint over” mistakes. Bondgren’s loose and free paintings emphasize the essence of water color paintings– pure liquid joy, holding nothing back and adding