Martin Weinstein "Four Seasons"
Each painting in this show represents a particular season. Weinstein uses a unique process where he paints on layer upon layer of transparent acrylic sheet also using oil paint. The paintings in the exhibition include images of the garden planted by his wife Teresa in front of their family home on the Hudson.
Martin Weinstein was born in New York in 1952 and grew up there and in Westchester County. He had a strong, early affinity for art, an interest encouraged by his father, a painter. Weinstein visited museums regularly with his parents, and recounts the particularly powerful experience of spending two days with his father at the British Museum, looking at Turner watercolors. Weinstein's own work in watercolor began as a youth, making snapshot-like travel images, a practice that he has continued ever since.
This work invites viewers to experience for themselves the painter's love of the visible world and his sense of the mutability of experience. They encourage the viewer to participate in the work both visually and emotionally, allowing it to resonate with their own feelings and sensibilities.
From 2009-02-11 To 2009-03-28
Opening Reception on 2009-03-28 from 18:00 to 20:00
What an interesting aesthetic approach. The layers of transparent acrylic sheet and the careful lining up of edges using paint perfectly represents Weinstein's "love of the visible world and his sense of the mutability of experience," as well his goal to involve the viewer. In one short gallery visit, Four Seasons allows one to visually experience a passage of time from the wispy white snowfall winds of winter, to the rainbow colored trees of springtime Weinstein's work creates an emotional and memorable response.