Robert Kushner, “Ahavah,” 2016
Robert Kushner, Ahavah, 72 x 72 inches, oil, acrylic, gold leaf on canvas, 2016
A new painting. Following a course of thought based on boldness and maximal visual activation.
Two raucous coordinating grids of red, pink, yellow, green, blue, black gray, lavender.
Then a huge white lily that is nearly being devoured by the background.
My own personal reference to some of the very early Matisse still lives where the oranges, lemons and carafes are going to be completely overwhelmed by the blue and white background textile as soon as Henri turns his back.
This and other new pieces will be shown at:
“Perennials and Portraits”
February 9 – March 11, 2017