Posted back on 6/23/2010 on Art Review
Something has happened to Cosmo when last I saw his work. Before the work was the expansive watercolor abstractions. Now, a burst of photograph inspired drawings has sprung forth from Cosmo. I am assuming the work is using ink and ink wash. The images often times come from older pictures, but I can see others that have contemporary sources. There are so many of these drawings that it would be nice to see them all together in one exhibition. I thing the works would make a great show. I think the charm of these works are the fact that some are done really well and others seem to have failed, but I would not eliminate any of them for a show, because the raw experimentation would be lost if the failures are dropped for the rest of the work. I say failure loosely here, because the works move in and out of sketchiness and unfinished to a slightly more polished look. Over all, the work is exciting and I hope to see a show of them soon.