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Aron Wiesenfeld at Arcadia Fine Arts, New York

by Suzanne on May 13th, 2011

Snowbed by Aron Wiesenfeld, oil on canvas, 2011 - click to enlarge

It's of course always a great delight to get show announcements from Aron Wiesenfeld (previously featured here), but his recent email was particularly epic - presenting a huge load of new works that will go on show at Arcadia in New York tomorrow afternoon.

The elusive master of putting the uncanny in the innocent (Communion), has been using more and more subdued colours, the shades are getting ever colder and we see a lot of protagonists in these new works in resigned battles against the forces of the elements, struggling barefooted through the snow (Clear Lake) standing exposed in windy weather and frosty marram grass (Ingrid), being engulfed by the gushing sea (The Nightingale) or treading towards the approaching tide under thunderous skies (Ana).

These monochromatic charcoal works are juxtaposed with more narrative works in oil (even if that narrative is rather obscure and abruptly halted by the borders of the canvas) enjoying a broader but nevertheless muted colour palette.

The centerpiece of the new series is clearly the zoomed out landscape view of a groom-less wedding party - coming from nowhere and going into the unknown, sleep walking solemnly over icy railway tracks in front of the menacingly black mouth of a giant tunnel, followed by a wild fox and observed by a pregnant woman.

Show details below.

The Night by Aron Wiesenfeld, oil on canvas, 2011 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: May 14, 2011, 4 - 6 PM

On show: May 11 - 29, 2011

Address: Arcadia Fine Arts, 51 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013, USA, tel: 212.965.1387, email: arcadiafa@aol.com

Gallery hours: Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sat - Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM

Preview works

Artist's website

The Hi Fructose Group Invitational at Roq La Rue, Seattle

by Suzanne on March 5th, 2011

The Lesson by Aron Wiesenfeld, charcoal on paper, 2007 - click to enlarge

Roq La Rue and Hi Fructose Magazine have just announced an incredible line-up for their Hi Fructose Group Invitational which will be opening this coming Friday.

Participating are many artists that have been featured on Wurzeltod® over and over again in the past, including: Aron Wiesenfeld (above), Eric Fortune, Femke Hiemstra, Harma Heikens, Jeremy Geddes, Kazuki Takamatsu (below), Martin Wittfooth, Michael Page and Nicola Verlato - just to mention a few.

Roq won't post images of the show online until the opening day, so please do check back then or get in touch with the gallery to be placed on their preview list.

Prepare For The Unknown Future Enemy by Kazukita Kamatsu, mixed media, acrylic on canvas, 2008 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Friday, March 11, 6 - 9 PM

On show: Mar 11 - Apr 2, 2011

Address: Roq La Rue, 2312 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA, tel: (206) 374-8977 | Map

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 1 - 6 PM

Press release

by suzanne_tumblr on September 26th, 2010

Landfall by Aron Wiesenfeld, charcoal and sanguine on paper, 2009

Hmm.. not really sure what to think about this group show at Arcadia Fine Arts in NYC. Looks VERY random. But there seems to be a few works by Aron Wiesenfeld in it which is a good thing, in my book.