COVERT-19 Part 3.
With Henry Biber, Leslie Ford, Augustus Goertz, Arlene Santana.
Curated by Priska Juschka.
Concept by Augustus Goertz.
Work in various media created in 2020 during COVID-19 & not yet exhibited.
With an emphasis on lyrical abstraction, poetic minimalism and process work in various media.
OPENING & OUTDOOR RECEPTION: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020 from 5 - 8 PM
Exhibition Dates: October 22 - November 15, 2020
Lichtundfire is happy to announce and welcomes all to the Exhibition Viewing & Reception of Covert-19, Part 3, Perpetual Ellipse.— the 3rd Part of an Exhibition Series with work in various media created behind closed doors during the spring, summer and early fall of the pandemic of Covid-19.
This exhibition brings together four artists whose work ranges from the poetic minimal to the abstract lyrical in painting, and arching process work that mixes different media as well as ‘simply’ oil on canvas.
More than its predecessors, this exhibition keeps its eye on abstraction and focuses on a seductive reduction of expressions of both equally complex and universally basic observations.
It prevails in an aesthetic that includes exuberant colors and tactile surfaces in conversation with minimal languages and their reduced and muted palette/s.
Similar to planets orbiting the sun in a perpetual ellipse, while the energy in the system stays constant — the works in the exhibition, as they move closer aesthetically and conceptually, their kinetic energy increases and their potential energy decreases. Their sum remains the same.
Henry Biber’s sophisticated and seductive compositions, entirely digitally conceptualized before becoming manifest as pigment on canvas, appear to be paintings from another dimension — that of one’s Innerself.
Leslie Ford’s series of lyrical paintings in encaustics entitled “On Pause” showing a horizon line that is the mere suggestion of a landscape with soft and muted colors, reflects upon the pause in our lives induced by outside circumstances, however not a stranger to the cycles of nature.
Augustus Goertz’s work that often, with cosmic compositions, hovers between the external and eternal — here, mainly compels with a lyrical, nearly romantic palette and combination of colors, however with vigorously process-based execution.
Arlene Santana’s paintings appear beautifully quiet at first before one notices the details on her surfaces, especially in her Braille Series that reflects upon a state of being that is rarely shared with a larger audience, still seems to have an underlying universal agency.
General Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 pm & Sunday by appointment.
For more information, images, and upcoming events please contact: Priska Juschka at 917.675.7835, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception Attendees, Appointments & Walk-Ins must wear a mask and must adhere to NY State Social Distancing Guidelines.
Lichtundfire 175 Rivington Street NY NY 10002
Contact: Priska Juschka, email@example.com, Tel. 917.675.7835
General Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm & Sunday by appointment.