Jorg Dubin at Solomon Dubnick Gallery
Now that Second Saturday has passed for this month, head back to the Solomon Dubnick Gallery to view Jorg Dubin’s body of work—unobscured by hundreds of the evening’s roaming bodies.
As it happens, his showing, Mid Career Survey, consists of plenty of bodies, too. There are still lifes, as well, but his large figurative paintings of nudes and other surprising portraits steal the show, such as a luchadore, a corseted redhead with swine at her stripper-shoed feet … and Biggie Smalls. No kidding. From across the gallery, “B.I.G.” ethereally levitates off the linen, face intense if not confused, bedizened in white, silhouette coalescing with the subdued blue melting background. But up close, he looks small. Go figure.
Looking as if behind oiled paper, the figures are composed of translucent, blocky, nearly impressionistic brushstrokes, resulting in alluring softness, movement and raw, rubicund flesh, emphasizing flaws and imperfections of even young attractive women. 1050 20th Street, (916) 444-3868, www.sdgallery.com. Through August 30.