Blood Orange - Paintings by Balint Zsako

January 18 - March 5, 2017

Reception: January 18th 6-8pm

Blood Orange - Paintings by Balint Zsako


Foley Gallery together with The Proposition are pleased to present Blood Orange, a solo exhibition of Balint Zsako's new works.

The large watercolor paintings on paper depict groupings of interacting nude figures.  Rendered in a spectrum of bright hues and gray monochromes, the bodies change color or density in the areas where they come together.  Precisely aligned eyes, heads, hands and feet, raise the question of whether the figures agree in their action or struggle for control through open-ended narratives.

The paintings show complex figure arrangements absent of landscapes or objects.  The selective overlapping of figures refers to both the conflict and the unity inherent in struggles for identity and agency.

Balint Zsako was born in Hungary, grew up in Canada, and currently lives in Brooklyn.  He studied fine art at Ryerson University in Toronto.  His works are featured in Phaidon’s Vitamin D2 drawing anthology and are in the Permanent collections of the Nerman Museum, The Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Museum of Old and New Art.  He was long listed for The Sobey Award, Canada's largest art prize in 2014.

Blood Orange will remain on view through March 5th, 2017.  Foley Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 – 6pm, Sunday 12  - 6.  To request images, please contact the gallery at 212.244.9081 or