In artist Kenny Scharf’s perfect world, the Jetsons and the Flintstones exist together in a vibrant, timeless cosmos. Or at least, that’s what Kenny Scharf’s ‘Barberadise’ exhibit at the Honor Fraser gallery seems to imply.
Bright and colorful paintings crafted with silkscreen, glitter, oil paint, and spray paint laid the foundation for Kenny Scharf’s ‘Barberadise’ exhibit, which integrated nostalgic icons with a futuristic world and blobs with jungle-like creatures. The framework is one where the old and new co-exist—the cave people with the space people; the past with the present; and the familiar with the unfamiliar.
Alhtough everything is comical and vibrant, the scenes are still tinged with an unexpected undercurrent of disorder and confusion—perhaps indicating that even in utopia, you can’t escape the capriciousness of life.