Diana Lowenstein Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibitions from April 13th through May 31st.
My video works often feature atmospheric entities slowly filling blank palettes then once again receding – my artistic responses to bewildering issues I grapple with as they cycle again and again through my life: relationships, disease, time, sex, love, joy, despair and happiness. Do I act? Do I wait quietly?
Sitting at a bar years ago with two dear friends, we reflected on our personalities. I was pure id, all action and damn the consequences. Things seemed simpler for me then, but I am a much happier and healthier human being today. Facing these life issues, addressing and redressing them, has led me to where I am now, a man on the brink of losing everything, trying to balance what can not be and loving it.
I utilize new media/video installation to constantly record my observations of everyday life. In the 1990’s, I began sculpting in my Brooklyn studio using a variety of materials —steel, stone, aluminum and acrylic. My unique installations came about when I sought to invoke three-dimensional forms utilizing digital images. Consistent with my belief that all life is imbued with the original energy that created the entire universe, the viewer of my work often experiences a spontaneous aesthetic response befitting the beauty inherent in the endless variety and power of the natural world.
At an early age, I was exposed to industrial toxins. I have wrestled with a brain tumor for a number of years. It has caused the loss of motor control on the right side of my body and challenges my language production and comprehension. I cherish the time I am able to share with my son, Calder Norté, friends and family.
My site-specific installations are exhibited in galleries and museums throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Some of the critical art fairs, grants and residencies I have participated in are, Art Basel, Art Basel/Miami Beach, Art Cologne and Art Chicago, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, N.Y.S. Council for the Arts, Atlantic Center for The Arts, FL, Sculpture Space, NY. and most recently I have received a New York Fellowship for the Arts in Video.