Clifton Springs, NY – Artists have a way of changing and adapting throughout their careers, however long they may be. They may change their style, or choice of materials, and their work may be shown in galleries near and far. This exhibition features paintings and drawings by two late-career artists who have been making art since the 1950s. They have come full circle from being "emerging" artists, to becoming more established in their careers and their craft, and are now are now "re-emerging" to a new generation and a new audience. The exhibition will open on Saturday, April 8th with a reception from 4 to 7pm.
About Robert Marx
Robert Ernst Marx has been painting, drawing, printing, and sculpting since 1953. He has shown his work internationally and is represented in major museum collections including: Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Memorial Art Gallery, and the Seattle Art Museum.
"The people I draw, paint and sculpt personify the human condition. They are also the people we see around us, every day. I work not only for myself, but also to make a connection with you. I do so as elegantly as I can and with an ambiguity that invites you to join your interpretation with my own. If I am successful, my people will now make eye contact with you…and our dialogue will begin." —Robert Marx
About John Greene
John D. Greene has been painting since the 1950s. He spent 30 years working on Wall Street but always maintained a studio in the West Village area of New York City. He would go after the market closed and use whatever energy he had left to paint large, intense canvases. Now, he paints in his home studio in the Hudson River Valley.
"Above all, I love the PROCESS of making a painting – revealing parts of myself that might be a mystery even to me. I love the smells, textures, endless decisions and accidents that come from the paint, the wax, and any other materials, that seem to be consistent with my purpose, my aesthetic. The making of art is a sensual endeavor, and all the better if it speaks to the viewer – to me that is the greatest barometer of success." — John Greene
About the Exhibition
Although they have been friends for a number of years and John has been collecting Robert’s work since the 1950s, this will be the first time they will be exhibiting their work together. The exhibition will include nearly 70 pieces and will take place in both the main exhibition space and the second floor gallery at Main Street Arts. John will be showing encaustic paintings from several different bodies of work and Robert will be showing oil paintings, works on paper, and bronze sculpture.
The exhibition runs April 8–May 12, 2017; gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 11a.m.–6p.m. For additional information about this exhibition, please contact Bradley Butler, gallery director at (315)462-0210 or email [email protected] or visit www.mainstreetartsgallery.com. Interviews and video footage can be arranged upon request.