Celebrated Artists: Philip Gerstein 'Sometimes There is Bliss', Barry Margolin 'Play of Wakefulness', Ronni Komarow 'Tender Mercies'
There are twelve new post-minimalist paintings in acrylics and mixed media by Philip Gerstein in his latest solo show at Galatea in Boston’s SoWa art district. Each artist’s meditations on color from a minimalist to mesmerizing, awe-provoking form will leave you wanting more.
The artwork presented here is inspired by tender mercies that have enriched my life, even if given inadvertently. Works stem from personal narrative, from ordinary or intimate daily experiences — of work, friendship, family, community — and from a search for what seems right in an often-misguided world.
My creative process is focused on a marriage of form and content. Abstract ideas are made visual through research, sketches and notes that form the basis for my prints, artist’s books and mixed-media works. The exact physical form of a given piece, the choice of materials and how they are used — these are points of obsession.
Viewers need not know the details behind my choices. My intent is to evoke and suggest, to let each viewer respond in his or her own way.
I am a believer in the power of art to illuminate and transform.