I’ll be the first to admit that in the past, I really haven’t been a fan of Bottleneck Gallery’s pop culture art shows, which is why I’ve hesitated to cover them here. However, they’ve moved away from that scene for their new show and some of the work is extraordinary. Focal Dystonia, which opens tonight in NYC, features new art by Randy Ortiz, Justin Anville, Scarecrowoven, and Alex Kirzhner. All of the artists have submitted some great pieces, but I wanted to focus on the contributions of Randy Ortiz. What Randy has done here is something that you don’t see often, he has resoundingly transcended his past work and, possibly, the poster scene as a whole. With his first substantial gallery opportunity, he has shown the skill and aesthetic sense to compete with not only poster artists turned gallery artists, but even seasoned exhibition veterans. And he accomplished this by leaving his already established and popular style behind and trying something brand new. I rarely write long passages like this, but I wanted to take time to salute a truly impressive effort. Hats off, Randy. To those lucky enough to be in NYC, do yourself a favor, head out to the show tonight. Everyone else, these prints will be available soon at BottleneckGallery.com.