June 22, 2011

Charlotte Lichtblau: Seeing And Believing Exhibition in Manhattan

Art exhibition: Charlotte Lichtblau: Seeing And Believing 
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Midtown Manhattan, New York 
June 13 - July 31, 2011 

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 28, 5:00 - 8:30 pm 
" My work starts from a basic and essential modernism, growing out of the European tradition of expressionism. That tradition was meant to strip away the academic and baroque overlays of moralizing and mythologizing. It brought with it a clear emphasis on form – the absolute cognition of what is – which is to say a commitment to finding such truth as one can, whether in depictions of contemporary life or in pictures of historical or biblical subjects. 
What this came to mean for me is that images and narratives should be shaped by inquiry rather than by sentiment. Some of these works are about biblical themes and subjects. My concern in them has not been to illustrate the Bible, nor have I wanted in any way to predetermine the impact of its troubling claims and tales. Instead, I have tried to let the works speak to the viewer directly about essential matters of life and death, love and sorrow, joy and despair. " -- Charlotte Lichtblau (from artist's statement)
CHARLOTTE LICHTBLAU (painter's biography) paintings are exhibited at St. Mary the Virgin in the heart of Times Square at 145 West 46th Street. The retrospective, entitled SEEING AND BELIEVING, runs through July 31st with admission daily from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm by appointment. There will be an opening reception, free to the public, next Tuesday, June 28th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. There will be Open House on the following Mondays, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, also free and open to the public: July 11, July 18, July 25.  

This exhibition, SEEING AND BELIEVING, is curated by Bruce Payne, Executive Director, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. 

Artist's website : www.charlottelichtblau.com