JEROME WITKIN: THIS TIME, THIS WORLD
November 9, 2019 to January 11, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th from 6-8pm.
Jerome Witkin, who after studying art in both the U.S. and Europe, became a professor of art at Syracuse University in 1971.
Jerome Witkin is one of the most important figurative painters alive today.
John Handley, Director of the Stephen Austin University Art Galleries, writes “Witkin’s art is not for the faint of heart. Although he renders in pencil and paint as skillfully and theatrically as Caravaggio or Rembrandt – he is a master of drama and light – his work often carries the blunt force of a wartime journalist.”
His biographer, Sherry Chayat, once noted that when Witkin enters his studio, “…he leaps into the dark realm of political repression, the Holocaust, the private wars of domesticity, the collision of recurrent nightmares and the evening news.”
In this his first exhibition at ArtRage, he offers us a stunning glimpse of his new artwork, being exhibited for the first time, dealing with a range of social issues that, as he puts it, “…insisted on being painted.”
His work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Uffizi, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum.
pictured right – MIGRANT (2017) © Jerome Witkin, Photo © Eliyahu Lotzar (2019)
Alan Andrews, Lanny Freshman & Rae Kramer, Joyce Homan, Nancy & Bruce McCoy,
Deidre Neilen, Harvey & Dorothy Pearl, Jane Pickett, and Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane
2019-20 SEASON SPONSORS:
Annemarie Deegan, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, GEGENSATZ PRESS, Ruth Heller-1199SEIU, Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas,
Kim & Steve Linkenhoker, Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat, Jeremy McKay, Pam McLaughlin, Fred & Diane Murphy,
Lleni Pach, George Savage, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Jeff Unaitis, Shailia Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar, and Amy Zamkoff
Anonymous, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Caroline Cargo, Therese A. Deegan, Edgewood Gallery, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash,
Ann Jamison, Lauren & Walter Melnikow, Shirley & Larry Novak, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead,
Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, and Susie Weiss
Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith