Garvey Siimon Art Access; through May 31.
subjects in his acrylic on canvas painting “Newsworthy”
are a common row of newspaper dispensers lining a sidewalk. These
differently colored dispensers form a horizon line bordering a flat
plane of deep blue sky in which birds are flying.
Ivcevich, a Brebeuf alum, is playing
with perspective here by placing the horizon so close. That is to
say, if you step off this particular sidewalk you might find yourself
falling off the edge of the world.
Throughout this mini-retrospective, you
see this artist taking common street imagery and making it new,
making it strange. But the mediums he uses vary from painting to
In Street Semiotic #4, he covers a
photographic C-print with resin. He then paints on this surface with
acrylic, using a syringe as his “brush” to squeeze out
the paint and create bold outlines. Then he repeats the process with
another layer of resin and acrylic and achieves a three-dimensional
effect. His subjects here are multiple graffiti tags painted
one-on-top-of another — the kind of thing you might see in any
urban alleyway. But in this painting, the multiple layers of graffiti
seem to lift off the canvas.
Opening reception for this show, which
is currently on view, is May 14 to coincide with Carmel Gallery Walk.