Best Duo Exhibition Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2010 - "Recent Works 09: Drawings, Paintings, Digital, Sculpture,"Mark K. Wheeler Gallery
1799 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
In some parallel universe, Jon Hunt and Jim Radford might be brothers — so alike and yet so different. In the real world, however, the family they share is the Art Institute, where Hunt currently teaches and where Radford taught not so long ago. Both traffic in a sort of cracked realism, although each puts such a different spin on it that the requisite comparisons and contrasts are often exhilarating. Hunt is a trippy postmodernist with a strong surrealist streak. Radford opts for neo-classicism. Together they make for a strange but satisfying symbiosis that this little exhibition cheerfully exploited.