106 Green is proud to present “Falsetto”, a solo exhibition of new works by Alan Prazniak. The
exhibition will be open from November 11 - December 17. There will be an opening reception on
Saturday, November 11, from 6-8pm. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12-5.
Alan Prazniak’s intimate paintings invite you in to a world of deceptive charm. In it, we project
our ourselves onto nature, while it is busy doing its own thing. The vagueness of human
presence is manifested in spirits, new age tones, and hallucinogenic color. Embodying the thrill
of discovery, his world emerges as the brush stumbles into wizards, planets, eyeballs, and will o’
wisps. These symbols make the rules, sometimes telling the truth, sometimes lying and in many
cases, leading astray. They are spiritual, not moralistic, stories where nothing is concrete.
From the artist:
I want my paintings to play with an introspection that is an expansive, swirling weather
condition, narrated by a disembodied flute and punctuated with moons, eyes and trickster
orbs. Remote dwellings surrounded by turbulent gravity. Telescopes to other possibilities.
Worlds that are shaped by mages with motives beyond our logic index. They’re small
because magic should be lovely and local, sung in falsetto, resisting larger power structures.
Alan Prazniak (b. 1985) was raised on a horse farm in rural Pennsylvania, where his formative
years were spent navigating the idyllic landscapes of the Delaware Water Gap. He received his
BFA from Tyler School of Art and his MFA from Rutgers. He lives and works in Brooklyn but
remembers the countryside fondly and visits often.
106 Green is located at 104 Green St., Brooklyn NY 11222