Critics’ Picks: Kevin Ford, Version Version at Tops Gallery

Charlie Tatum, Artforum, 2019年1月1日

Afterimages are the bright lights or colors that remain in one’s field of vision after the original image is no longer present. With their combinations of soft lines and harsh hues, Kevin Ford’s airbrushed paintings seem to stick to one's retina. In his show “Version Version,” Ford depicts Pop-like abstractions of people, animals, and objects in lurid swaths of color—magenta, safety yellow, turquoise. In Bananaand Journal, both 2017, the titular subjects fade in and out of view against their glowing neon backgrounds.