Presenting William Nelson: Love & Science

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Innuendo Who could resist Gina Lollobrigida in Trapeze also starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis? Ghosts in the machines

Running from September 7-30, Cavalier Gallery will present William Nelson: Love & Science, featuring new and iconic works from acclaimed artist William Nelson.

Tennessee Williams at the Dairy Queen
“I can’t change the truth…” Caterine Holly
Where did you go after seeing Suddenly Last Summer?

Nelson is known for paintings that revel in contradictions, offering viewers and collectors a powerful dose of serious fun. By assembling unlikely pairs, or groups of figures – such as Hollywood film icons and nostalgic comic book environments –he creates a unique piece of artwork containing what would not normally be considered in the same frame.

Some of the paintings you can catch at the exhibition include:

·        Killer A.I. Robot: E42REWRITE2023 is a painting about a screenplay rewrite gone bad. In data scraped from the internet, King Kong on the Empire State Building is replaced by Tin Tin on the Chrysler Building. A.I. beings egotistically cast themselves as heroes piloting the Curtiss F8C Helldiver bi-planes flown in the original film.

Killer A.I. Robot: E42REWRITE2023

·        Emoji Ladies are a series of paintings inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and include Tina Louise (Gilliagan’s Island,) Gina Lollobrigida (Trapeze,) and Julie Newmar (Batman). Like Lichtenstein, there are word bubbles, in one case, a word fragment and in others, icons that express related emotion. Recognizing the ladies is not essential; they are meant to be evocative and part of a package of the familiar in an unfamiliar form. The familiar may include identity, sentiment, memory or even a favorite color. The form presents an opportunity for story, discovery, conversation and perhaps something you can take away that no one else does.

Sweet Revenge
Catwoman: [pointing her cat shaped revolver at Batman’s cowled face] Beg. Beg for your mortal existence.
Batman: I’d rather die than beg for such a small favor as my life.

Love & Science will open at Cavalier Gallery, 530 W 24th Street, New York, NY on Thursday, September 7 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will run through September 30. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment. 

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