Here’s the good news… and the bad news. Frank Hanavan is back!… for the last time.
Hip, quaint, serene. Those words rang in my head as I walked along Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn from Minibar, the site of Frank Hanavan’s Last Art Show!, to the Borough Hall subway stop on my way home. Initially, “hip, quaint, and serene” came to mind as a description of the neighborhood. As I reflected on Hanavan’s current exhibit, which mostly features scenes in NYC (and New Jersey) parks, I realized that “hip, quaint, and serene” also encapsulate the mood and flavor of the selections in his Last Art Show! (for short).
As noted in my review of his “new york city sidewalks” exhibit, Hanavan’s work highlights “everyday” NYC by focusing on the markets, street corners, and, yes, parks that residents frequent. Parks are a common (“serene”) respite for New Yorkers, and the selections in the Last Art Show! present a NYC that is “quaint” like a town. Even so, Hanavan’s Big Apple is still fly (“hip”) – how many other cities have hot dog carts cool enough to warrant their own paintings?
Minibar, Court Street, and Carroll Gardens are the perfect setting for Hanavan’s final offering … though he will continue to take commissions.
For more information on Frank Hanavan’s Last Art Show! and/or to view his portfolio, contact him via his website: Frank Hanavan: plein air artist.
Image: Frank Hanavan’s Sabrett Cart (12″ X 12″)