Oct 24 – Nov 30, 2014
ArtHelix is proud to present an exhibition of works by Royce Weatherly, featuring three new works alongside two older paintings.
This exhibition will present to the viewer for the first time the gradual evolution of his painting from the classical “sfumato” technique used in his first significant works from the late 1980’s through the early 1990’s -whereby the painted objects appear without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke or beyond the focus plane- to the first beginnings of the new, more “clear” style, and finally through to the newest works from this past year. These three paintings continue an exploration that began in his revelatory 2012 exhibition in Bushwick at The Bogart Salon, and continued at ArtHelix former location in 2013.
Weatherly’s work is a profound investigation into the common materials of his childhood world, rendered with precision and a cool, unblinking eye, and held in tension by an eerie stillness.