Billy Schenck, Scorpion III, Oil on Canvas, 50 x 60 inches

“Saddle Up” New Works by Billy Schenck

JoAnne Artman Gallery
511 A West 22nd Street
New York, New York

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents:
“Saddle Up” New Works by Billy Schenck
Nov 16th, 2017 – January 20th, 2018
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 6-8pm
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by November 13th, 2017


JoAnne Artman Gallery
511A West 22nd St. || New York, NY 10011
Contact:  JoAnne Artman
Telephone:  949-510-5481 || E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com
Website: www.joanneartmangallery.com

Saddle Up

Galloping horses, blood orange sunsets, dusty cowboys - you can almost feel the rising heat from the sun-warmed earth. Billy Schenck has a definitive flair for highlighting the drama, and evoking the action of classic Westerns along with their corresponding mythology. The American Frontier holds a special place in our nation’s history, as well as in our imaginations. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Billy Schenck, capturing the persevering nature of the myths and dreams of the Old West.

Schenck’s work is not only cinematic in scope; it is also grounded in technique and style. His iconic, reductive approach is reminiscent of the color planes used in early computer graphics, establishing a visual dialogue between the straightforward subject matter and the more nuanced space of the rendering. The textual element of the comic book-inspired word bubbles is of equal importance to the meaning of each piece, often serving to either undermine or establish the guiding ambitions of the characters’ psyche.

In subject, Schenck goes for the iconic imagery of the Wild, Wild West - cowboys and Indians, sunsets and gunfire. Many of the scenes are a cheeky look at both the history of the American Frontier, as well as the established perceptions through the lens of contemporary popular culture, with a heavy dose of exaggerated passion and romance. The scenes pictured are at times comical, and at others, profound. Schenck plays up the ambiguity between his villains and heroes, underscoring the duality of human nature, a central theme in his work.

BILLY SCHENCK (b. 1947, Rural America) works and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Schenck’s artwork is in over 48 museum collections, including Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Albuquerque Fine Arts Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art.


Billy Schenck’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you're sure to find the right artistic expression!

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