Danica and I attended Andrew Horne’s crowded opening at Andrew’s Flying Pony Gallery Café on Saturday evening.
The place was quite packed with animated, appreciative attendees, the offerings of fresh-baked savouries and sweets were excellent and, most of all, the 7 brand new Horne paintings showed VERY well.
Andrew very practically judges success by sales. He should do well. His paintings were priced in the 2000 to 5000 dollar range, which seems right, especially considering the size and workmanship that has gone into into them, not to mention the spirited imagination.
His most recent piece, Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be is bright and dynamic, filled with instantly recognizable iconography. Provocative juxtapositions of imagery keep emerging, the longer one looks. Word play and typography are also engaging, often smile-inducing.
I have taken the liberty of showing a small detail from the lower left area of the painting. You can see whole images here.