Ahhh, one of my favorite shows so far! Probably out of bias—no, just kidding. Elaine Navas is an amazing painter, and for her latest show at Finale, she took on the Tall Gallery and created a tribute to the late Roberto Chabet, who was her mentor and became her close friend. Called “After Sir,” the show was comprised of several large paintings (and an installation/mixed media piece) that are based on “Sir” Chabet’s work. She picked the ones that weren’t necessarily the most important or most prominent, but the ones that held a special meaning or memory for her.
I go through waves of feelings when I look at this work that I’m not sure is present if you don’t have the full context. I feel like it is an expression of grief, and a documentation of the process of mourning and remembering.
After Sir is on display until August 2. I’m so crazy about this show, I can’t even explain. We actually dropped by while they were setting up, and this post on that gives you a better idea of the space and scale, I think.
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