Marianne Boesky Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings and graphite drawings by Barnaby Furnas (b.1973, Philadelphia, PA). This will be the artist’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. In this new series of paintings, loosely titled If Wishes Were Fishes, Furnas again tackles epic historic and religious iconography, this time drawing from both the lore of Melville’s Moby Dick, as well as Jonah’s flight from God that lands him in the belly of the whale. On this Furnas says, “What interested me about whaling in the first place was that they (the whales) gave us light - their fat allowed us to bring God's light into the darkness of the night so we could see our fingers and maybe read after the sun went down." If Wishes Were Fishes will be on view until December 21, 2012 at Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 West 24th Street New York, NY.