Evan Hecox’s paintings of roadside dives overflow with 1970s nostalgia in his current solo show at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, “Far.” As the title of the show suggests, these new works were inspired by Hecox’s travels to destinations as far as New York, the Mojave Desert, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. The cultural signifiers of these places melt together when viewed through the Colorado-based artist’s sunshine-hued lens. Rather than focusing on specific landmarks, Hecox paints gas stations, cacti, and abandoned buildings. His work privileges the journey, not the destination. “Far” is on view through June 6.
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