Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pagh and Rubenstein Opening

Barbara Pagh and Myron Rubenstein
At the Meeting Room Gallery in Bagelz of Wakefield
January 9th - February 28th
Opening: January 9th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Hera Gallery is pleased to present the work of Barbara Pagh and Myron Rubenstein at the Meeting Room Gallery located in Bagelz of Wakefield. Both artists are current members of Hera Gallery, and both will be exhibiting works which draw from their backgrounds in printmaking.

Barbara Pagh will be showing a series of digital collages, "The Secret of Things". The inspiration for these prints is a trip to Ireland in the summer of 2008. Visits to the megalithic sites Newgrange, Knowth and Carrowmore as well as early monasteries provide the source for the images.
At Newgrange and Knowth, in County Meath, massive kerbstones are carved with an array of abstract symbols including spirals, zigzags, circles and diamonds. The meaning of these symbols remains open to interpretation, creating a mystery that has remained for 5,000 years. The sites are presumed to have astrological significance, so the symbols may be calendars and ritual records.

Myron Rubenstein will be showing a series of water colored etchings. Myron's art is a way of communicating through the act of printmaking and painting, brightly saturated colors and raw line work blend together to create a dialogue between the artist and the viewer. Myron illustrates the inner soul of man's spirit, encompassing the subconscious to arrive at a meaning of fear, love, hate, lust, envy, sloth, and all the sins and emotions of men and women. With the body as a metaphor for a deeper human existance, Rubenstein's work is deeply layered in experience and emotion.

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