New York

Andrew Stevovich

Coe Kerr Gallery

More than a bit of a romantic, with a touch of the classicist about him, the painter Andrew Stevovich is one reason the field of contemporary figurative realism has been enjoying a bit of a renaissance of late. Stevovich has a genuine flair for symbolic statement, for bringing out life’s metaphorical significance, not in any heavy or didactic fashion but in the most enchanting of terms. In this show of recent paintings Stevovich revealed quite a keen eye for the quiet drama of daily existence. He showed the timeless element behind the commonplace encounter, the elemental forces of love and desire governing human behavior. Focusing on situations ranging from riding the subway to ordering a pizza to being part of an audience, Stevovich transformed each vignette into a theater of appearances. The main players in this theater are men and women who seemed to inhabit the colorful compositions

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