Art October, 21 2009

Kenji Hirata and Ryan McLennan at Joshua Liner Gallery

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Two new solo shows opened last Saturday at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Both Kenji Hirata’s “Gesture Without Motion” and “The Strain of Inheritance” by Ryan McLennan run through November 14, 2009. McLennan’s work of graphite and acrylic pulls from an interest in preservation and natural resource. The Virginia-based artist infuses a touch of humor and fights against the usual conservation rhetoric.

In the other show, Kenji Hirata presents work inspired by billboards, signs and the legacy of futurism. Born in Tokyo, Hirata now lives in New York. He is a member of the barnstormers collective. His work is seen above.

Joshua Liner Gallery, 548 West 28th, 3rd Floor, New York, NY.

Selections from the show follow. (via Arrested Motion).