Gallery Henoch Spotlights Water Paintings
In three weeks Gallery Henoch will close the Summer Group Show and begin a series of solo and curated exhibitions, the first of which will focus on the paintings by Sharon Sprung titled FLESH - Opening September 12th.
In anticipation, of the exhibition a masterful triptych is now on view in the gallery.
This week, however, the spotlight points toward a favorite subject of the summer season: water. A mercurial substance revered for its fluidity, power and soothing qualities. In each of these paintings of water the artists convey a vastly different experience or sensation.
In Steve Smulka's MORNING FOG we see water in its natural environment. Smulka shares with us a place that notes its calming yet persistent assault on the rocky shore.
The visually dynamic substance that is water is what excites Susan Goldsmith in KIN GIN GIN I. Complex reflections and subtle arching wave movements set the scene for an almost abstract composition that explores geometry together with organic forms.
Traditionally, Eric Zener relies on the metaphor of water to convey a sense of renewal" POW!, however, bears a carefree almost exuberant tone. Additionally, the somewhat graphic composition calls forward iconic images from the Pop Art movement.