26 December, 2020 – 7 February, 2021
Opening reception for the artist, Friday, 26 December
Queens of The Night, Spotlight, 2020. Queens of The Night, Starlight, 2020. These are representations of Epiphyllum oxypetalum which is a species of cactus which rarely blooms and only at night, and its flowers wilt before dawn. I grow these and they bloom a few times during late summer.
When I was just starting to really look at art, I saw a painting by Dosso Dossi. I think it was a satyr and a nymph. The interaction between them was so interesting. I always remember it, but I can’t find the painting. Then I saw the Arnold Böcklin self portrait with death playing the fiddle. He became one of my favorite artists (I remember telling Robert Rosenbloom that. He said ‘really?’ And a few days later he sent me a monograph on the artist from the 70’s). And I was so struck by paintings of two entities interacting. It’s the primordial stuff of entertainment as well as of our affective, romantic and violent lives.