Mark Rothko said that “a painting is not a picture of an experience but is the experience,’ a pursuit of a metaphysical state. Perhaps he wished that painting might shoulder the burdens of theosophy, deliver the devotional clout of divinity and through their material depictions they may bring forth a “nonmaterial’, numinous episode.
I don’t think for a minute that any of the painters in Raven wish to emulate such cravings but what each of them do seem to seek is a distilled and open reception for work that speaks quietly and sincerely to a sensate register in us that has been reduced, subjugated by the clamour and white noise that popular culture fertilizes.
Most works have never been seen before and the gallery is enormously grateful to those artists who have quietly embraced this opportunity – so much so that Raven has taken on an extraordinary dimension and life of its own.
Featured artists include: Jan Albers, Jane Bustin, Lawrence Carroll, Koen Delaere, Helmut Federle, Todd Hunter, Imi Knoebel, Hanns Kunitzberger, Erin Lawlor, Tomislav Nikolic, Marisa Purcell, Winston Roeth, Kemal Seyhan, Günter Umberg, Liat Yossifor.
OPENING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6TH AT 12PM.