New York, Summer 2014
I start this post with mirror images as a bridge from the rorschach/mirrored symmetries post and as a device for indicating how much more involved I became in the process of mirroring that is a part of being actually seen so that real communication is possible. It was a relief to be in places where I did not feel like a total misfit and with those so much more similar to myself in intent and interests. In short, I love New York, both town and country.
Image by Adriana Gonzales
Brooklyn Art Museum, a beautifully installed wall of mirrors combining contemporary and period mirrors.
self portrait in Fred Wilson's exquisite black mirror in the same installation
Brooklyn Art Museum figure from African Art Exhibit
Isaac Hecker, work in progress by Fr Frank Sabatte, Director of Openings Art Collective and the art residency at the Paulist Father's house at Lake George. Fr Hecker was the populist priest who founded St Mary's.
Mary, at St Mary's on Lake George, upstate NY & black angel in the Frick garden NYC
In the western tradition of alchemy, it is fitting that love should be replaced by gold, the symbol of wealth, yet another metaphoric symptom of the pathology of our (hopefully) passing paradigm. And yet, material abundance aligns with love, but its primacy over it is a perversion that may yet destroy us.
The infinite love of the immortal creator, the lapis lazuli stone, ground to color the mother of god’s robes, and philosophy the questions that begin the journeys to understanding………
Sigmar Polke detail of painting at MOMA
We painters love that amber resin, it historicizes and warms whatever is encased in it...........
Joachim Marx b115
Eric Jiaju Lee
Probably the artist closest to the process oriented practices of my own painting is Eric Jiaju Lee.
Eric executed several of these experimental works in the time we were at the residency, & set up the outdoor studio over looking the lake. Eric's work is included with lots of other painting luminaries in the Brooklyn gallery Life on Mars exhibit "Never Mind the Bullocks", This gallery is run by painters Michael David and Fran O'Neil and is a PAINTER"S gallery in the best sense of the word.
Another work by Eric.
and more! Cooking!
Work in progress by master wood carver and scientist/engineer Anthony Santella, when finished this will be shown at the Opening's exhibit this fall in NYC. There will be a computer screen in this ladies upturned hands. I can relate! Too well!