Figurations draws together four internationally known artists from Europe and the United States to explore various thematic elements of the figurative tradition.
Michael Bergt’s delicately rendered egg tempera paintings, gold leaf icons and charcoal on paper draw- ings speak to the heart of imagination. Italian Painter Vincenzo Calli’s oil on canvas celebrates sensuality and innocence and the relationship between the two. Spanish artist Alberto Galvez paints captivating oil on linen portraits that meld classical forms with a contemporary sensibility. John Tarahteeff ’s acrylic on canvas paintings creates a world where time is suspended and subtext defines the mood.
This exhibition comes at a moment when figurative painting has gained critical momentum. Collectively these artists embrace this rich tradition which allows them to capture the human experience each in their own unique style.