Kevin Ford’s oeuvre as a painter encircles what he describes as intense looking. Regarding Drip, the matter of his work succeeds in inviting the viewer to look closely and engage with a familiar subject in a new, impressionistic, light. Dripcan be read as Ford’s simple nostalgia for the Nikes of his youth, an extracted view of sneakerhead culture, or a commentary on commercialization. Ford is a prolific and thoughtful artist, and his current installation at Tops is a provocative use of the Madison Avenue Park location.
Pietà Mondrian and Drip at Tops Gallery
Mary Anne Phan, Burnaway, July 19, 2021