Best Friends: Stephen Koharian + Eliot Greenwald


June 30th - July 24th

Stephen Koharian + Eliot Greenwald

Best Friends

Opening Thurs, June 30th, 6PM

with music by George and food by Chef Adam Leonti

Idio Gallery is excited to present the works of Stephen Koharian and Eliot Greenwald, two artists whose works complete each other. These best friends build their world out of paintings, illustrations and installations.

Growing up in Maine, Steve and Eliot would retreat to each others' basement or attic to make strange things. Now both accomplished artists, Stephen Koharian lives in Maine where he spends cold winters in introspective isolation, releasing minutely detailed and haunting oil paintings after months, or exploding into the woods as Frank the Barbarian, a scribbling, spitting, wild man.

Eliot Greenwald's work is stimulated by the pace and culture of Brooklyn and layered with the memory and nostalgia of rural Maine. Playful accumulation and the humor of failure mark his process, while an acute attention to detail and fine rendering create poignantly balanced paintings and sculptures.

Curated by Montana Simone, Idio Gallery brings you into the world of their finely finished paintings in the white box gallery upstairs, and into their inner worlds, woods and studios with a basement installation, downstairs.