By Terry Trucco
It wasn’t planned as a celebration of Valentine season.
But given the visuals of graffiti artist Nick Walker’s new show in the lobby of The Quin hotel that’s a natural assumption, particularly as we zero in on February 14.
Hearts appear as a motif, design reference, accent color and stand-in for the letter V (Vandal is a besuited, bowler-hatted character who frequents Walker’s work, as befits an artist who still scrawls on building exteriors).
And a deconstructed red heart tossed to the sky is the centerpiece of “Love is in the Air,” one of the celebrated English artist’s best-known images on view.
Walker’s rakish stenciled art is a smooth fit for the Quin lobby with its gallery-white walls, mile-high ceiling and imposing screen installation that gobbles up a wall and creates an instant collection of changing images. (more…)