[November 11 2011]
In his new Paul Kasmin exhibition, Walton Ford presents three of his largest format watercolors to date. I don’t like to look at him, Jack. It makes me think of that awful day on the island includes three 9 x 12 foot single sheet portraits of King Kong based on the 1933 film. Ford explores the emotional side of this terrying figure enhanced by the monumental and scale and truly magnificent handiwork of the artist. Elsewhere in the gallery, Ford depicts with startling accuracy and subdued humor several monkeys strangling a parrot which takes its inspiration from John James Audubon‘s 19th century memoirs. On view thru 23rd December 2011 at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 10th Avenue, New York.
Text and photo Juliana Balestin