“Love, Loss and Longing” By B.D. White
Opening September 7th 2017, 7pm - 10pm,
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, 98 Orchard St, NY, NY 10002
BD’s first NYC solo show, “Love, Loss and Longing” at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, will showcase a body of work that was a year in the making. Using a stencil style of creating, demonstrated most famously by Shepard Fairey, the biggest influence on BD’s work. BD has taken the stencil technique to unprecedented levels of complexity, a typical example of the student surpassing the teacher. The works are visually stunning, however the concept and message are most interesting. "Love, Loss and Longing" depicts an astronaut in multiple states of movement, sometimes alone, sometimes entwined in a tragic embrace with a female form. The astronaut represents man as his most lonely and distant self, though present in many of the paintings with the female love interest, the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of love lost, and longing is obvious. BD has shown in group shows in NY and across the country. An installation at the world trade center and exposure at major art fairs like Art Basel Miami, as well as his continued work on the streets have garnered him a strong and growing collector base. As works have been created for the show they are pre-selling, so please reply to this email for availability.