In Touch Of Grey, Evan Gruzis focusses on his obsession with new-wave noir in his solo exhibition at The Journal Gallery. ‘Inspired by a recent trip to Florida, Touch of Grey is a new selection of ink drawings and paintings that lack the stark silhouettes and graphic contrasts of his previous works. Instead the viewer is taken to a strangely tragic version of Margaritaville through his intimate studies of the Florida landscape and oil paintings based on vignettes of tourist T-shirt designs. The subject matter includes foreclosed homes, sunsets, skulls, tropical birds and fruit, ranging from the simply observational, to an exploration of kitsch.’ Text from Geometrie Variable. 168 North 1st Street Brooklyn NY 11211 The Journal Gallery May 15 – June 14 2009.