"Comics" by C.F.

"Comics" by C.F.
Jan 31 — Feb 17

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Beginnings — is pleased to present the first New York solo show by C.F., an artist, musician and comics writer living in Providence, RI. Since the physical demise of Fort Thunder, C.F. has refined and expanded his style, developing a formally rigorous, freewheelin’ body of published ephemera, whether they be books, flexi-discs or mini-comics. The quality of line, the mysterious brush-like blotted pencil exercises, the swirls and grids of concentrated graphite detritus are reproduced page by page with great effect—capturing a sensuous gesture here, a breathless abstraction there. He stands as a spiritual heir to the dream masters of early 20th century Sunday pages, as well as a hero of underground comix scenes. Each panel and page is a thrilling piece of composition and a small-scale revelation of form. Each sign and symbol carefully chosen to complete an emotional circuit connecting the eyes to joy and horror. The rarified world of “Comics” by C.F. is recommended viewing for anyone interested in knowing more about art, mutation, sex, goodwill, beauty or the future.

About the Artist


C.F. (born Christopher Forgues in Eastern Massachusetts in 1979) lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. He holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. He has shown previously at New Image Art in Los Angeles, and at Rachel Uffner, Mountain Fold and CANADA gallery in New York. His work has been included in the Kramers Ergot and Best American Comics anthologies.

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