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Don’t 2 Face In The Rain, 2013. Ink and glue on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches  Study for Toilet Painting, 2012. Ink on paper 9.5 x 7.25 inches Untitled Color Sheet, 2013. Puffy paint, staples, sharpie, white-out and collage on paper, 10.5 x 7.75 inches You Wrecked My Plant, 2013. Acrylic and oil on paper, 23 x 17.5 inches  Untitled Duplicate Painting, 2013. Acrylic, spraypaint and ink on paper, 23 x 17.5 inches I Know You Like Fish and All, But This Is Just Soft, 2013. Acrylic paint, spray paint, cat hair, graphite and collage on paper, 47.5 x 36 inches Unmashed Bowl no.1, 2013. Acrylic paint, spray paint, graphite, white out, hemp, glue and collage on paper, 25.5 x 17 inches How White Does It Need To Be, 2013. Acrylic paint, spray paint, graphite, and collage on paper, 36 x 24 inches
Torey Thornton at Karma Gallery
Torey Thornton's first solo show at Karma opened last week. Seven works on paper are up on display, and each of them is a mixture of different media: acrylic, spray paint, charcoal, graphite, ink, collage on paper––even hemp and cat hair. The profusion of materials goes along with the profusion of shapes and colors. He paints strange figures you can hardly identify: are they joyful cartoons characters, or harmful creatures? Maybe both. Together with total freedom in his choice of materials, Torey's palette is strikingly vivid and enthusiastic. His stroke is energetic, goofy, and rejuvenating all at the same time, giving these works a life of their own.

All images courtesy Karma, New York

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