Father/daughter exhibitions are very rare in the art world – especially when the work is as jointly fond, delicate and wickedly humorous as the paintings by noted comic book illustrator Dan and rising puppet maker/sculptor/epic crochet artist Galen Green. Both note how long they’ve awaited a chance to show together, as they’ll be doing at Roos Arts in Rosendale this month following a reception this Saturday, March 8.
Expect a mix of childhoods remembered through his daughter’s toys and his own memories, and her ever-larger crochet sculptures, including first glimpses at a new series of life-sized characters from the classic Tod Browning horror film Freaks.
Dan Green followed years as an inker and penciler for Marvel and DC comics with his own graphic novels, including Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa and a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven & Other Poems & Tales, with increasing renown for his own haunting painting work. Galen Green, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has moved from puppet animations to dark works sometimes sculpted around bones, sold on Etsy as well as an increasing number of galleries.
“Relative Objects” (otherwise known as the Greening of Rosendale) plays off juxtapositions, explorations of shared and batted-about influences, and the nurtured and natural sides of aesthetics.
Paintings by Dan Green/sculptural works by Galen Green opening, Saturday March 8, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays through April 12, Roos Arts, 449 Main Street, Rosendale; (718) 755-4726, www.roosarts.com.