Kenny Scharf at Jeffrey Deitch

The faces are melting in Kenny Scharf’s new paintings. “Things are disintegrating,” he says, “I am reacting to our increasingly out-of-control situation.” Scharf’s work continues to be infused by his inexhaustible optimism and his sense of fun but there has always been an engagement with profound issues beneath the façade. Ecology, the environment, and capitalist excess have long been central themes. More recently, his paintings have shown his alarm over the effects of petroleum and the mountains of nondegradable plastic that are produced from it.

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October 21, 2017

End Date

December 22, 2017


12:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Jeffrey Dietch, 18 Wooster, NYC

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