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Munro Galloway

De Chiara/Stewart

Did you grow up before or after the VCR? With or without computers? Pre or post the World Wide Web? Even Luddites have to admit it makes things interesting, not knowing where we’ll be next—but knowing we’ll be there soon. Where does painting fit in? we wonder. There’s been a lot of speculation lately about who the next generation of young painters will be, what attitudes might motivate painting in the future, and, perhaps most important, what it will look like. Keep an eye on Munro Galloway. In his first solo exhibition of impressively stylish and savvy paintings, he uses visual allure as a springboard to grapple with the way painting constructs its relation to its history, to mass culture, and to something we might describe as the place where “the avant-garde meets the good life.”

In contrast to the quirky realism of recent figurative painting (e.g., of Karin Kilimnik, John Currin, and

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