Closing at the end of last month, Anthony Iacono’s show at P·P·O·W intrigued us with his provocative subject matter as well as technique. While many of the New York-based artist’s pieces seem to be referencing BDSM fantasies (some more directly with colorful renderings of kinky scenes and some more subtle by incorporating rope or cords into the compositions), the imagery is tempered by his dark humor and the way he never expands the viewer’s field of vision to take in the entire sordid spectacle. Also of interest is Icoono’s method of painting pieces of paper, then collaging them together like parquetry to assemble a piece so cohesive you may not even notice his methods unless you took a closer look.



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