Alexis Rockman, Property, 2008, oil on paper, 71 1/8 x 51 5/8 inches

Alexis Rockman

Aqua Vitae

26 December, 2008 – 31 January, 2009

Alexis Rockman, Property, 2008
Oil on paper, 71-1/8 x 51-5/8 in.

Mark Licari

Itching to Go

26 December, 2008 – 31 January, 2009

Mark Licari, Blue Suit, 2008
Ink, watercolor, colored pencil on paper, 84 x 56 in.

Mark Licari, Blue Suit, 2008, ink, watercolor, colored pencil on paper, 84 x 56 inches

Press release

The Baldwin Gallery is pleased to present our fourth show with internationally acclaimed painter Alexis Rockman. Alexis Rockman is widely known for his intricate and pragmatic yet surreal and fantastical painting style and his passion for and depictions of the natural realm. Rockman’s works often address the theme of natural world versus mankind in a whimsical yet poignant manner. In this series, entitled “Aqua Vitae”, Rockman explores the concept of climate change and global warming and employs an inventive technique, in which the oil forms currents on the paper in a fluid and graceful form creating a saturated, sinister landscape that explores the enormity and co-existence of levity and gravity in our world.

Alexis Rockman, a New York based artist and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, shows extensively both in America and in Europe. He is committed to conservation efforts addressing global climate change and clean water issues. He recently had a solo show at The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University entitled The Weight of Air. In 2010, Rockman will have a mid-career retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Also showing at the Baldwin Gallery for the first time is young California based artist, Mark Licari, who primarily works on paper with ink and airbrush. The show entitled “Itching To Go” comprises of works which possess a fluid and graceful form, although they remain agile and buoyant. The watercolor and ink drawings, suggesting hallucinations, are concurrently humorous and hideous representations of decomposition in the natural and unnatural world. He will also be exhibiting a wall drawing that he will execute in the gallery. Licari has had several solo exhibitions in California and will have his first solo museum exhibition entitled L.A. Rising at the Monterey Museum of Art in October of 2009.

Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.

Alexis Rockman, Railyards, 2008, oil on paper, 51-3/4 x 75 inches

Alexis Rockman, Railyards, 2008. Oil on paper, 51-3/4 x 75 in.