Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions: In the Dark: Packages & Shadows in the East Gallery featuring Werner Bargsten and Charles Ramsburg, Carts in the West Gallery featuring Danny Turitz, and On the Wall featuring Edward Fausty. The reception will be held October 5
In his first solo exhibition at Carter Burden Gallery, Danny Turitz presents intimate oil paintings from his series Carts. Using mystery and metaphor the “homeless shopping carts” that Turitz masterfully paints are seemingly neutral objects that take on an importance beyond the obvious. To Turitz, “A painting of a shrouded outdoor grill, a tangled garden hose, plastic stacked lawn chairs or homeless carts suggest the human condition and the effects of isolation, melancholy and degradation.”
Danny Turitz, b. 1951, a painter and sketch artist, earned a BFA in painting from Philadelphia College of Art and also studied at Tyler School of Art in Rome. Recently, Turitz’s work was displayed at Front Art Space in New York City. Turitz also developed Artlab, an art school in New Jersey, of which he has been the director for over twenty-two years. Artlab’s students range from pre-school age children to teenagers and adults. The programs has thrived by “meeting the needs of children who love the arts and their parents who understand the value of art in their children's development.” Turitz feels that his program “stresses the process of making artworks versus a product oriented approach. Students are introduced to basic art concepts relative to the analog activity of drawing, painting and sculpture." Turitz has also sold work privately and paints commissioned portraits.