Lived and Laughed and Loved and Leftby Guy Yanai | 13.06.13
LIVED AND LAUGHED AND LOVED AND LEFT (my solo exhibition)
opens on June 20, 2013
June 20 – August 28, La Montagne Gallery, 555 E. 2nd Street / South Boston, Ma 02127
In many respects, these are paintings of defeats: a single, isolated sports shoe, Italy losing, a grayish corner in a Shell station in an American suburb, well-kept artificial houseplants. Loneliness unravels its colors, which are both stark and melancholy. But through the distress evident on the surface we perceive a sense of liberty. It is, perhaps, because the painting itself has nothing more to lose; not quite defeated, it no longer fears its own failure, and hence prevails.
(excerpt from Hila Cohen Schneiderman’s text about the show)
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