In a bit of homage to the Red River Rivalry, Barry Whistler Gallery will present new exhibitions from Joe Andoe and John-Paul Philippe, two artists originally from Oklahoma. Both artists currently live and work in New York but have their roots in Oklahoma and received degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
Andoe, having his first solo show at Barry Whistler Gallery, is a renowned painter who will be exhibiting five recent paintings on canvas. His use of monochromatic colors, straight on imagery, and a reductive technique of wiping the painting to reveal the canvas makes his work instantly recognizable as a Joe Andoe. Philippe will be presenting his second solo show with the gallery. His latest steel sculptures reference tall bird perches while doubling as figurative bird like poems. The paintings maintain his signature “hill” forms with a muted palette of blacks, grays and whites. A somewhat figurative link can also be seen in the paintings that are informed by the sculptures.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 30.