The Spoke NYC gallery is known for its striking exhibitions of exciting contemporary painting, illustration, and sculpture, and its latest New York City exhibition lives up to its reputation. Called Suggestivism: Resonance, the show features over 50 contemporary artists from around the world that are at different points in their careers; some, like Audrey Kawasaki, are well-established while others are up-and-coming in their creative journeys.
Suggestivism is curated by Nathan Spoor, who selected the title to refer to the conceptual basis for which these works were created and therefore included in the show. “The term ‘suggestivism’ refers to the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity,” Spoor states in a press release. The artists involved in the show create vivid narrative art that invites us to imagine who these characters are and the worlds they inhabit. They do this through abstracted portraits, architecturally-inspired sculptures, and macabre paintings loaded with symbolism. While different in their approaches, each has a rich visual language to share.
Suggestivism made its debut at Spoke Art San Francisco in 2016; now, it’s on view at the gallery’s Lower East Side location with a book of the same name. The show is on currently on view through July 28, 2018.