September 11–October 20
Neil Winokur: Produce
Neil Winokur, who is widely known for his deadpan rendering of dogs, people, and pets, has turned his attention to fruits and vegetables. Begun during quarantine, these are luscious portraits of humble forms. Although free of irony, the images evince a playfulness as well. They are seductive without being sentimental, illustrative not metaphorical. The straightforward pose of the object against a brilliantly monochromatic color background is Winokur’s signature style.
Each print bursts with hyper-saturated color. Fennel fronds are gently articulated against an acid-yellow background; a simple garlic clove discloses a variety of purple shades. While the objects chosen are of an elementary nature, their visual impact is complex, elevating them to celebrity status.