Opening reception November 6th, 4 -6 PM
Tif Sigfrids is happy to present "In the jingle jangle morning," an exhibition of new paintings by Leo Mock in our New York Location at 75 E. Broadway. This is the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery. "In the jingle jangle morning" will open on November 6th with a reception from 4-6 PM and remain on view through December 11th.
For the show we are presented with five new canvases. Mock, whose been likened a metaphysical cartoonist, makes paintings that have been described as “Giacometti sculptures reimagined by Philip Guston.” I just keep thinking of them as a series of dreams. Landscapes that purport to oscillate between beach and dessert scenes dissolve on second look into an unrecognizable place where time and tempo drag. In one a lone vertical cloud hovers above a king’s blue ocean; and in another a rock formation’s thoughts bubble into what appear to be rock clouds.
Mock hurls his viewers into another world, desolate seeming, where only his coterie of ostensibly symbolic forms would pass inspection. Seagull waves dot green seascapes. Toothpick legs with elongated toothpick feet frame pink clouded vistas. A closeup of a leg in the form of an ochre zip traverses an entire scene, reminding us that what we are looking at is entirely fictional. Just thinking of a series of dreams.
Leo Mock (b. 1964, Los Angeles, CA) graduated from Art Center College of Design. His works have been exhibited at China Art Objects and M + B in Los Angeles. Recent press includes The New York Times and Art Review. Mock lives and works in Mérida, Mexico.