• 3223 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA • 95816 (916) 923-6204 •
April 6 through May 6 2011 •
Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
All work is acrylic on paper 12½" x 18" and is framed under glass.
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LST FOR A SAINT
REQUIEM FOR A CIRCLE
A Statement from the Artist:
"Leonard. Has. Overlooked. One. Question." M. D.
Da Vinci was doing nicely until the Frenchman Duchamp put his own addendum into the mixture by defacing the mysterious Mona. It was precisely this sort of ‘appropriation´ of imagery that flagrantly said: there are no ideas or objects that cannot be legitimately taken whole or in part as subjects for new works. Thank you Marcel.
Several years back I used Goya's "Saturn
Devouring his Son" as the basis for an entry for the Archival Gallery's
annual fishing exhibit (ironically and amazingly Don Reich chose the
identical theme). So it was not much of a jump to begin my new paintings
by using some of W. De Kooning's violent and sizzling imagery as a way of
making an extremely personal statement about an incident in my own life.
These images especially appealed to me because of the transition that
W.D.K. had made in his own career. The abstract style that I have
pursued for years naturally changed to form the basis of the new work.
This evolution included a number of themes: political, historical,
philosophical....all being expressed using the visual voices and poetry