For a time, Martin Weinstein was an abstract painter, until he came to a point of transition while searching for ways of painting that would satisfy his love of the visible world. This search gradually led him to a technique of painting on layered interlocking sheets of clear acrylic panels. Through this process a single work is composed of several distinct painted views of the same location at different times, often a combination of different lighting related to distinct weather or seasonal changes. His unique approach captures the essence and experience of a place, often the landscape near his home in NY’s Hudson Valley, revealing a deep connection with its history, personal memories, as well as the joy of observing the natural world.
He says: “These sheets enable me to juxtapose elements of visual material either in discrete layers, or more intuitively so that passages float upward toward the surface, influencing successive layers of paint. The layers are painted on different days, months or even years so that the paintings become an investigation of time and memory as well as a diary of acts of perception”.
Martin Weinstein’s work was presented in recent solo exhibitions at Pearl Fincher Art Museum, Houston, TX; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings SD; Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL; The Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN; Lichtundfire Gallery, New York, NY; Goddard Center for Visual Arts, Ardmore, OK; and Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA. Recent group exhibitions include Refracture: Visual Realignment. Lichtundfire, New York, NY; Forest Bathing. Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY ; LandX Red Fox Contemporary Art, Pound Ridge, NY; In Conversation, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, NY; Water Works, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY; and Pattern, Power, Chaos and Quiet Housatonic Museum of Art. Bridgeport, CT. Learn more about his work at www.martinweinstein.com.
The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse Building, located on the corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets in Lake George, NY.
Gallery hours during scheduled exhibition dates are Wed through Fri 12 – 5 pm, Sat 12 – 4 pm, or by appointment.
Laura Von Rosk, Gallery Director, 518.323.5499, [email protected]
This exhibition is funded in part by the Town and Village of Lake George, The New York State Council on the Arts, 518 Profiles Magazine, the Glenn & Carol Pearsall Foundation, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, and LGAP members. Please Join us today!