Ian Francis at Joshua Liner Gallery

I discovered Ian Francis‘s work in 2008 at the Outsiders NY group exhibit that Steve Lazarides had brought to the Bowery. This afternoon I checked out his first NYC solo exhibit, Fireland, at the Joshua Liner Gallery in  Chelsea.  Infused with both abstract and figurative elements, the mesmerizing works exude a sense of fragile alienation in an uncertain world teeming with contradictions.  Fireland continues through April 2 at at 548 W. 28th Street in NYC.

Photos by Lois Stavsky