"To participate in the endless cycle
of modulated emotional choices --
the struggle of negativity and hope,
and the turning of this crazy world of ours --
is inescapable; but in my work,
optimism invariably wins and the vision
of a better, artist created world prevails."
~From my exhibition statement for
Shared Habitat Earth (March 2023)
gallery LICHTUNDFIRE on Lower East Side in April.
Gallery LICHTUNDFIRE opening April 13th
The show is titled TOTEM and TABOO. Its well-curated selection features
five of my paintings, ranging from medium to smaller in size, but outsize in
their contribution of color and textural complexity.
The following then is a mostly visual record of my images and of the very
enjoyable vernissage itself.
"Morningside - Beyond the Pillars of Heracles", 30 x 30 in. (76 x 76 cm), Oil
stick, acrylic, & mixed textural media on wood panel, 2021
Presenting to you Lichtundfire Director, Priska Juschka, the show's curator
"In the Spirit of Fire" 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm), Oil stick, acrylic, pigment, &
mixed media on wood panel, 2017
"Count O'litski", 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91 cm), Oil stick, acrylic, glass beads &
mixed textural media on wood panel , 2017
A pair of particularly experimental paintings follows, embracing the spirit and subject of this show.
"The Name of the Wind", 20 x 30 in. (51 x 76 cm), Oil stick, acrylic, &
textural and mixed media on wood panel, 2018
"Who Knows a Thorn from a Rose", 18 x 18 in. (46 x 46 cm), Acrylic, collage
& textural media on wood panel, 2017
It is probably fair to end this visual journey with a pair of young lovers, to
take the stock of the future of our art audience and the promise they
perhaps represent. Art for the young and the young at heart!