This is the piece I have in the group show opening at Brew’s in Eureka Springs this Thursday night 7/30/15; details below.
It is essentially a large drawing. In the early ‘80’s, I had just reread Albert Camus’ “the Stranger”, where the man on an Algerian beach is going thru existential angst & a deep feeling of alienation & ends up committing the crime of killing someone without really knowing why he did it.
But that’s the book, not the picture. The picture is a different animal. My “Man at the Seashore” certainly looks alienated, perhaps isolated, but beyond that, it’s whatever anyone cares to project on it.
I like this piece.
“The Figure” – a group art show that examines the human form will be on display at Brews through the end of August. Participating artists include Larry Mansker, Julie Kahn Valentine, John Willer, Carol Saari, JD Davis, Mary Smith, Jerri Stevens, Robert Beaufort, Stella Ipswitch, Cynthia Kresse, Sarah Scissors, Mary Springer, Drew Gentle, JR Jones and Dan Morris.
During the artist opening reception, there will be a special interactive performance piece performed by “Eve”, the original model and muse for many artists, both past and present.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, July 30 from 5 til 8 p.m. and all are welcome and encouraged to bring a paintbrush.
Brews, 2 Pine St., Eureka Springs, AR 72632. (479) 244-0878