Last week alongside Greg Simkin’s show at Merry Karnowsky, the works of Johnny Rodriguez (KMNDZ) collectively entitled One Step Beyond were also on display. This new set of paintings mark the first time Rodriguez has introduced human figures into imagery although signature touches like birds, bombs, beads, and palette are still evident. He states – “Aside from trying to push my art further and painting outside my comfort zone, the show is a love letter to all of my friends lost. It’s about sharing my hope in life and the beyond. With newly introduced renderings of people in my work, it’s like I am discovering painting all over again.”

Check the photos of the opening taken for us by Richard Brooks after the jump…

Photo credit: Richard Brooks for Arrested Motion.
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