Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery presents JOSEPH GOLDYNE: WATERFALLS, the international debut of a breathtaking new body of paintings by the critically acclaimed artist, with an opening reception on 1st Thursday, April 5 from 5-8 p.m.
For centuries, the waterfall has been an important symbol for innumerable cultures and religions. In Zen Buddhism, the waterfall represents changelessness vs. impermanence–a constancy of form despite a perpetual change in content. In China, the falling water symbolizes femininity and the upward climbing rocks, masculinity–a yin and yang, if you will. Influenced as much by the abstract painters of the 1950s and 60s as by the Kyoto school scroll painters from 18th century Japan and the 19th century landscape sketches of artists like Frederic Church, Goldyne mines the traditions and styles of the East and West to create heroic new waterfall paintings. These six foot tall by eighteen inch wide images immediately convey intense height, weight, and magnitude, yet their reality exists only in Goldyne’s mind and on his canvases. His work will be on view through July 1.
Also on view: Dynamic Duos through April 29, In Search of the Source: Paintings by Lockwood de Forest and Anya Fisher through June 7, and Anders Aldrin: The Red Line through July 1, 2012.