Glen Cove, NY - Febrauary 19th, 2015 - Hersh Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by New York City artist Mark Opirhory. The exhibition will be on view from March 7th through April 31st, 2015. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Saturday, March 7th, from 6 PM to 8 PM.
For Mark Opirhory, landscape painting is a physical, even tactile, record of things felt and seen in the natural world. Thick, colorful layers of paint imitate the natural forms of roots and limbs, almost as sculptural and textural as the actual thing. Far beyond being a photographic history of a specific place, there is captured simultaneously the raw mystery of nature, and an autobiographical element that is at times lovely, at times unsettling. The paintings fluctuate in meaning from a natural rendering, to memory of time passed, to metaphors for how human beings coexist.
Painting on copper, steel, and wood makes the paintings feel more like personal artifacts. Of his own work Opirhory says, “My work is a study of growth and decay. It explores the social, spiritual, and biological stresses of existence. Dually, it is a reflection of my life experiences. These amalgamate as monuments of organic composition.”
Mark Opirhory was born in New Jersey. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art (NYAA). He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, and teaches color theory at NYAA.
This exhibition will run from March 7th through April 31st, 2015, with a gallery reception on March 7 from 6-8pm. For details please click here, or contact Rebecca Forster by phone at 516-590-4324, or by email.