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Wild Beasts at Champion Contemporary by New American Paintings

An oasis of kicked-up color blooms in the Hill Country, focused in the Wild Beasts exhibition at Champion Contemporary. While New York City’s museums have, of late, treated “painterly” and “young” as extreme opposites — the recently closed video-imbued exhibitions by Cory Arcangel (Pro Tools at the Whitney) and Ryan Trecartin (Any Ever at PS1) come to mind — some of the city’s talent prove otherwise. After meeting Champion’s director Sonia Dutton this past March, Brooklyn-based painter Ryan Schneider (NAP #74) assembled a potent group of young artists reveling in color and canvas and undaunted by formalism. – Brian Fee, Austin Contributor

Shara Hughes | Simon, 2011, oil on canvas, 36″ x 40″  Image courtesy the artist and Champion

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