Your grandma’s style
Gallery 21Ten presents a group show of reclaimed thrift-stop paintings
Painting over old, staid thrift-store paintings is not a new idea—but it’s not bad idea, especially when it’s done well.
In Gallery 21Ten’s Loft Gallery’s group show called Thrift Monsters, a leviathan peeks through the surface of an otherwise sunset-tinged, peaceful lake in autumn, and a furry monster with an underbite creeps behind a traditional still life of classy vessels and gleaming fruit, stealing a single grape in between his talons.
Call it upcycling, lowbrow or whatever: These quiet relics have been transformed into playful tableaus. So, let’s all thank the participating artists, including Laurelin Gilmore, for mercifully defacing Grandma’s discarded rumpus-room décor into something enjoyable to look at again.