I’ve been thinking about Ned Gannon’s new painting all day. Ned is one of my oldest friends and what a pleasure it is to witness a childhood friend turning out to be as awesome as you imagined they would when the future seemed unlimited.
Ned beautifully renders a kind of action shot of the literal fracturing of an ecology, as if decades of degradations could be shown in an instant. What particularly strikes me about this painting is the sense of, “what next?” The deer and wolf are on the run and may yet escape but it’s certainly an open question. The fellow in orange however, has lost his gun and looks as though he will shortly fall on his ass.