January 20, 2011

Marshall Arisman Opening on January 6th, 2011

“The paintings and drawings of Marshall Arisman have been widely exhibited, both internationally and nationally. His work may be seen in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, at the National Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as in many private and corporate collections.”(http://sacredgallerynyc.com/marshall-arisman-alternative-surfaces)

On the evening of Thursday Jan 6, my artist Marshall Arisman, had an opening at the Sacred Gallery in NYC (www.sacredgallerynyc.com). Unfortunately, because of illness, I was not able to attend. But luckily, 2 of my staff and several of my artists attended the opening and were able to take photos. I have known Marshall for many years. He is as dynamic a personality as he is a great painter and sculptor. I have been in his studio many a time where he has enlightened and entertained me with wonderful stories about the art world. His work highlights his interest in myth and folklore and reminds me so much of the cave paintings in France. For a time, he was working on a series of monkey paintings and some years before I was captivated by his ferocious metallic dogs; works that I will never forget.

According to my graphic designer Ana "Marshall Arisman's Exhibition attracted a lot of people. The place, a strange setting for an exhibition, was filled with a truly eclectic crowd. There was a wide range of urban tribes, from the black dressed, tattoo covered gothic customers of the tattoo shop to the coolest NYC art aficionados. Art students, art lovers, curious onlookers, all gathered this evening to admire and support Marshall's Art.

"Surrounded by such a heterogeneous group, I thought of why his work appeals to so many different people. I think that in spite of his sophistication on the textures and shapes, his motifs appear natural to everybody's eyes, which makes his art expression clearly understandable by anyone who feels curious about art.

By the way, the exhibition is still running until January 31st at the Sacred Gallery here in NYC (www.sacredgallerynyc.com) so if you get the chance, it is a definite must see.

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