Monday, November 16, 2009


Steve Huston’s one-man show “Contend” includes twelve new works and features the artist’s iconic images of powerful, gritty boxers and grapplers. Aggression, tension, action, and drama all take their places in surprisingly graceful compositions that the artist considers to be his most cohesive body of work. His proportions provide the combatants with substance and monumentality: the tensed heaving bodies of the fighters fill the canvas and blot out murky backgrounds in an effort to focus the viewers’ attention on a moment of frozen action. Energetic, gestural brushstrokes and thick impasto are characteristic of Huston’s style and are used liberally throughout these images, endowing the series with a potent punch.

Steve Huston’s “Contend” is now on display at Skotia Gallery. The opening reception held on Friday, November 6th attracted an impressive crowd, and the artist was in attendance to answer questions and talk with guests. The show will be on view through approximately November 27th.

1 comment:

  1. When I visit a gallery I do not want to see people I want to see ART!