David Hochbaum and David Stoupakis. This exhibition will showcase the works of both artists as well as one collaborative piece which the artists created for this show. Although very different in approach and technique, their works play off one another as if siblings who finish each other's sentences.
The McCaig-Welles Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by David Hochbaum and David Stoupakis. The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, September 10th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
This exhibition will showcase the works of both artists as well as one collaborative piece which the artists created for this show. Although very different in approach and technique, David and David's works play off one another as if siblings who finish each other's sentences. Both artists are creating an individual atmosphere to transport the viewer into the artist's metaphorical visions of landscape and flesh.
Intensely personal, yet drawing from the depths of the collective unconscious, New York-based painter David Hochbaum's recent works suggest pages torn from an illuminated manuscript, one that details the stages of grief.
Hochbaum combines photography, silk screens, acetate transfers and traditional painting techniques to create wildly mythopoeic images--a young woman riding a monster fish, a horse-headed man contemplating the gift of fire, a wild boar so huge it threatens to trample a house into the dust--that tell a story of departure, longing, and sorrow. All the characters in his work are messengers, and their message is both hard and beautiful: loss is a crucible that purifies the soul.
Extraordinary souls are stimulating stories in the minds that look on the paintings of David Stoupakis. This self-taught New York artist paints alive and brimming worlds that have a place in this life on their own terms. Yet, one can almost get that renaissance feel as if his works have existed for centuries this way. Much of the artwork has been inspired by strong and damaged children who demand answers to the questions no one hears. Many hidden questions and answers are all around in Davidâ€™s paintings. While the true meanings are personal to the artist himself, the results are on display for all realities to view and solve the puzzle for themselves.
Opening Reception: Saturday September 10, 2005 7-10pm
129 Roebling Street - Brooklyn, NY 11211