Opens Thursday, Feb 23, 6-8p:
Piet van den Boog
”Bruised and Battered”
Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 W24th St., NYC
Dutch artist Piet van den Boog pushes the limits of portraiture by directly confronting emotion head-on by way of large-scale paintings of faces. Oil and acrylic paint make up the flesh tones and fine facial details while abstract strokes in rust tones, cerulean blues and greens are chemically etched into the cold lead surfaces becoming a powerful metaphor for the internal scars we all possess.