I'm so pleased to have one of my paintings included in this superb exhibition at Site Brooklyn. "Landscape: A Sense of Place" is the perfect show for my work, as the idea and feeling of place is central to my work. I walked by the gallery the other day, and the show looks fantastic; a large variety of interpretations of the theme, and excellent quality of work. If you love painting you'll love this show. I believe there are also some great photographs too. The opening is Wed. May 25th, 6-9 pm. I'll be there!
Landscape: A Sense of Place curated by Annette Rose-Shapiro of ARTnews
May 25 - June 26th, 2016
SITE Brooklyn Gallery
165 7th Street, Brooklyn NY (Next to the Bell House)
Exhibition Curated by Annette Rose-Shapiro
How does an artist frame a landscape? Inevitably, it is an act of choosing: what goes in, what goes out? Poussin and Lorraine first brought landscape, which was previously relegated to merely backdrop for other images, into a subject of its own. After the Impressionist revolution, by the 20th century, the definition of "landscape" expanded considerably. Photography became widespread. Also, it included cityscapes and the explosion suburban subjects, conceptualization, abstraction, and gesture. Artists also brought in other materials such as video, collage, or elements earth or city themselves.
Fundamentally, landscape posits the challenge of how we view and engage with the world around us. This exhibition seeks to show how contemporary artists take up this challenge.