Comic artist Liana Finck’s first solo exhibition, currently on display at the Equity Gallery on Broome Street, features 80 ink drawings from her personal Instagram over the past year. Each drawing shows a social interaction or thought, many stemming from her forays into the NYC dating scene.
Her illustrations are often stark depictions of the overbearing male presence she found in many of her experiences in the city, romantic and otherwise. They explain her honest feelings on the unfortunately finicky and superficial male brain she found in too many of her encounters.
Finck’s drawings also direct attention to the over-analysis that often fills the brain during and after first dates. This generational anxiety that seems to be increasingly permeating society is artfully shown through depictions of her consequential and very creatively expressed emotional peaks and valleys.
The title of the exposition indicates she feels irregular because she’s having these feelings, when in fact thoughts like these are being increasingly common and relevant.
The gallery will remain open until August 5th.
Written by Camron Intern Fletcher Sherrod.