Monday, June 16, 2008

The Power of Art







The last two photos are from the upstairs gallery, where work was being done to prepare for an evening event. I encourage you to take a much more detailed look at all the works of Bern Rauch on his website linked here.

5 comments:

Tomate Farcie said...

This is really interesting work, thank you for posting all these pictures!

USelaine said...

Thanks Tomate! There's a lot more to it than meets the eye, so I hope you followed the link to his website. And the main blog post (Willits Daily Photo) will appear in a few hours.

Hilda said...

And I was about to ask if the dog was part of the exhibit. ;-)

Palm Axis said...

He's one very prolific artist. I'd like to get up close to the money and to the logo painting. See the details, the way he pushes colored mud. Also, about that door on the last image. Nice. I favor blogs that post art.

USelaine said...

Palm, click on the link to his own website, and you'll find all these paintings. He also has close up detail images to show some of the ghost/shadow/underlay/overlay images infused within each of them. For example, the corporate logo painting has a semi-obscured backdrop of that infamous photograph of the hooded Iraqi prisoner standing endlessly with arms outstretched. Other paintings have a thick, clear glaze applied in the shape of something in silhouette, and within the silhouette is the only part of the main image that is in focus. It's hard to describe, but his website gallery helps a lot.