JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents: THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: Featuring BILLY SCHENCK + GREG MILLER
JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present The Boys Are Back in Town, an exhibition of new works by Billy Schenck and Greg Miller. The exhibition serves as an investigative tale told by wanderers, as they roam country roads to discover both self and national identity. Returning to JoAnne Artman Gallery’s New York space in style, the boys are back in town to present their visions of America.
Schenck and Miller hone imagery that is specific to each of their practices - the Western genre and the Golden Age of advertising respectively. Known for cheekily playful compositions, common motifs across both bodies of works include cowboys, femme fatales, and heroic vigilantes. Sourcing imagery from personal references, historical print, and Spaghetti Western films, each tie their compositional narratives to past eras. Exploring similar subject matter, the artists diverge into distinct styles- Schenck with his trademark Pop Western fusion, and Miller, combining the revered rebellion of the Wild West with his love for mixed media and California surf culture. Through skillful integration of recognizable and sentimental images, Schenck and Miller capture a mirror of the real world through the merging of collective memory and pop phenomena.
- JoAnne Artman