We are pleased to kick off East Hampton Shed’s 10th season with “Chris & Nick”, a two person exhibition featuring new paintings by Chris Retsina and Nick Payne.
Chris and Nick’s artwork collide to create an outlandish theme that is delightfully bizarre. In addition to presenting paintings, East Hampton Shed will introduce a collaborative art-book by Hadley Hill Bindery and artist Chris Retsina.
Nick Payne is a visual artist living and working in Hudson, New York. Payne uses soft materials like charcoal, pastels, and watercolors to create surreal narratives. Though Payne’s renderings are gentle, the characters and atmospheres he creates are comically demented.
Chris Retsina is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Retsina’s paintings depict chaotic scenes of good and evil. Retsina creates an alternate reality inhabited by flocks of clueless people and animals. The busy characters that reside in his work never seem to be quite aware of the pending dangers looming over them.