Lichtundfire’s “MARTIN WEINSTEIN – BEYOND A DAY” Exhibition
Curated by Robert Curcio and Priska Juschka
• Exhibition Dates: March 6 to March 31, 2019
• Artist Reception: Wednesday, March 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
• Gallery Brunch & Exhibition Walk Thru with the Artist and the Curators: Friday, March 8, from 10:00 AM to NOON
LES EARLY MORNING)
• Conversation: Jonathan Rider with Martin Weinstein, Followed by Q & A and Reception Saturday, March 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Jonathan Rider, Associate Director at The FLAG Art Foundation, in conversation with artist Martin Weinstein.
Join Lichtundfire and curcioprojects for a conversation between Jonathan Rider (Associate Director at The FLAG Art Foundation) and Martin Weinstein on the occasion of Weinstein’s debut solo exhibition, BEYOND A DAY, at Lichtundfire. Weinstein previously exhibited at Lichtundfire in the group exhibits Sense of Ice, Luxurious Growth and Counterpoints to the Narrative.
“I was an abstract painter but my love of the visible world compelled me to portray it in other work which I kept separate. Abstraction didn’t satisfy my delight in seeing. Alternately, I couldn’t simply paint the appearance of the world as a single reality. I gradually developed my method of painting over time in sequential layers on transparent plexiglass sheets enabling me to juxtapose visual material so that passages float upwards, influencing successive layers of imagery.”
Martin Weinstein, artist’s statement.
“In this show, it is hard to pinpoint how the artist does this, but in fact originality does occur. Maybe it has to do with the genuine affection Weinstein shows for a beautiful region he has known for decades; and by the combination of detail and a long view. Whatever his motivation, Weinstein’s art indicates a profound understanding of the Lower Hudson Valley, in interesting ways a continuation of an imagery developed by the Hudson River School two centuries ago.” -[ READ MORE ]
“The paintings reference a theater – scrims and backdrops, scenery, multiple lights, etc – like the toy theaters Weinstein built as a child. However, the audience is not fixed in a seat with only a frontal view. This is almost theater in the round as the viewer, like the painting, changes perspective; looking in from the sides and peering behind one painted panel to the next.” -[ READ MORE ]
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Contact: Priska Juschka, firstname.lastname@example.org, New Tel: 917-675-7835
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