Exhibit: Nathan Silver
I don't think this talented young artist has quite figured out where he wants to go yet --- but it's exciting to see him plunge in and then try to paint himself out of a variety of paintings, both figurative and otherwise.
There doesn't seem to be much pre-planning to his figurative work. He starts with
a view of a model and then sees where he might take it -- as in quick sketch drawing.
This one's my favorite.
There certainly is a lot of manic energy here. It seems hopelessly, but merrily, entangled.
There's not anger -- there's not joy -- there's not beauty. But there is excitement.
Another one of my favorites with some nice, sharp drawing in the face - and
an overall power that echoes Titian.
The show overflowed into the dining room (which I hope gets turned into another gallery space some day. Why do we need a dining room?)
Contrasting the old and new at the Palette and Chisel.