Monday, November 10, 2008

Realistic Time

, 2006
Max Ferguson (b. 1959)
36" x 36" oil on panel

Ferguson produces paintings of a vanishing New York. I discovered Ferguson in a pile of exhibition catalogs that we were selling at our annual book sale. The paintings are impeccable, many are sometimes indistinguishable from photographs. The paintings focus on a New York that Ferguson sees slowly dissipating. They are are monuments to time and place. Uber-realistic they not only capture the technical details of what they sees but are also imbued with emotion and care.


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A.L. said...

Isn't his work wonderful? and all of a new york that you've seen changing too.