“I’d like to thank my parents, but
Brooks, at the Tony Awards
seeing eye falls through the world.”
September 12 to 27, 2003
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12,
7 to 9 PM
Twenty-nine new and reworked drawings and paintings by Brooklyn-based artist
Alex Stein will be on exclusive exhibit at Safe-T-Gallery from September 12 to
Sept. 27, 2003.
Isolation, whether a physical fact or an emotional state, is the central theme
of this exhibit. An isolated ‘ice’ man in a crowd, the isolation
of Judas Iscariot at the last supper, the separation of one part of a finger
from the rest -- Stein uses a range of imagery to investigate this most basic
of human conditions. One piece, “Ruth Santos” centers on imagery
of a New York woman whose personal and family tragedy swirls around her, while
in several pieces titled “Lonelinens” individual human figures, with
obvious and urgent needs, are rendered -- each as removed from his needs as from
his own form. Even the location of the show, in a relatively isolated enclave
of Williamsburg, plays a role in Stein’s vision.
The works in the show include works in silverpoint, charcoal, graphite, latex
paint, watercolor, ballpoint pen, and oil on velvet. All display an exceptional
attention to emotional nuance that can only be attained through extraordinary
control of hand and technique.
The artist has prepared a statement about the show
that can viewed through the link below.