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Aron Wiesenfeld at Arcadia Fine Arts, New York

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Illustration by Suzanne on May 13th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia

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

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