It must have been a show or two ago where I noticed that Victor Maldonado was moving into the monochrome. His current show Social Studies at Froelick Gallery combines it with his fascination for consumer culture, glitter and formal concerns about painting. We talked the most about his Flood Escalade (detail below), which is probably the most successful piece in the show. It’s very tactile. If you see the video in “high quality,” you can get a gist of the hand of the artist.