SURFACE TO BEGIN WITH
December 2011 — November 2012
This exhibition shows works by seventeen contemporary artists (two added since this installation shot was taken), all of whom explore, in different, imaginative ways, opposites central in every work of art: Surface and Depth. In drawings, prints, watercolors, pastels, and paintings, these opposites are boldly, subtly made one. And through comments accompanying the works, you’ll see what Aesthetic Realism greatly explains: We can learn from art to have what we deeply feel and what we show be in an honest and beautiful relation in our lives.
DEPTH & SURFACE: Is painting, like art itself, a presentation of the “on top,” obvious, immediate?—and is it also a presentation of what is implied, deep, “below”?—and is art, consequently, an interplay of surface and sensation as “this” and depth and thought as “all that”?
— Eli Siegel, from Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?
PERRY HALL JAMES JUTHSTROM KEN KIMMELMAN HAROLD KRISEL
VINCENT LONGO ROBERT MOTHERWELL PETER PASSUNTINO
GABOR PETERDI STEVE POLESKIE MARCIA RACKOW MICHELLE RICK
ROLPH SCARLETT ELFI SCHUSELKA JUDD WEISBERG