Jonathan Gardner at Casey Kaplan

Casey Kaplan is pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition by artist Jonathan Gardner. With a natural proclivity for figurative, still life, and landscape painting, the artist honed his idiosyncratic style at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied under Chicago-based artist Jim Nutt. Not unlike Nutt and the Chicago-Imagists of the late-1960s, who cultivated a distinctively surreal tone and took inspiration from all walks of life, Gardner’s compositions are guided by an internal meandering. Drawing from a cache of personal experiences and impressions left by art movements ranging from Neoclassical to Dada, Gardner’s mostly female portraits straddle both the hyperreal and fantasy. Traditionally painted with oil on linen, this premier exhibition at the gallery shows Gardner’s compositional strengths, balancing – in a nonhierarchical delineation – form and background as his elusive renderings are collapsed into a single plane.

Start Date

September 8, 2016

End Date

October 22, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Casey Kaplan Gallery, 121 W. 27th St, New York, NY

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