-Credit : Cross-Cultural Communications Art & Poetry Series Broadsides # 78
CROSSES AND GRAVESTONES BREAK MY VIEW
Crosses and gravestones break my view.
To the left, I see you, bending
To arrange a jar of flowers;
The winter sky dulls your presence:
Charcoal figure, Van Gogh peasant.
Now kneeling, you recall a prayer.
My lack of Welsh locks out the sense;
But the grammar of sobs I know.
No priest, no poet, no actor
Could vinegar my wound like you.
You stand and gather up your things;
Then blackly walk the narrow path.
Your grief is deep – and so is mine;
Yet your strange prayer suggests that faith
Does visit your dark house of hurt.
I stare down at my child son’s grave;
I say no words to cross or stone,
As my clenched hands hold crumbs of dirt.
Published in VISITORS by Peter Thabit Jones, Seren Books (1986)
Recent work by Adel Gorgy, Robert C. Morgan and Yun-Woo Choi
January 15th – February 4th, 2015
Opening Reception – Thursday, January 15th 6-8 pm
We live in a world where truly original voices are hard to find. It’s rare and exciting to encounter art that defies boundaries and labels. Able Fine Art NY has invited three artists whose work crosses lines—conceptually, materially, spatially, and experientially—to present their work in Crossing Lines, on view from January 15th through February 4th, 2015.
Each artist uses his medium, imagination and inner voice to create works that seek to contain the limitless and touch the unattainable. Choi speaks of the multi-dimensionality of the universe and how his three-dimensional works respond to it. In Gorgy’s Permutation series, where the subject is art, itself, he offers glimpses of infinite possibilities. Morgan’s paintings refer to mental states and energies, concepts that surpass the possibilities of language.
Yun-Woo Choi takes a revered, ancient practice of working with folded and reconfigured paper and updates it for a new century, with new visions and new concerns. Sustainability and re-use, long held in high regard in Asian societies, suggest the possibility of renewal, while advertising and magazine pages bring up the idea of how to co-opt the deluge of media surrounding us and remake it to our own vision.
In a series of stunning abstractions inspired by earlier works of art, Adel Gorgy offers new ways of seeing. His work transcends issues of authorship, ownership, and appropriation, and, instead, addresses consciousness and how we experience art. Can we see in works of art other than what the artist intended? Gorgy answers yes, in work that merges elements found in that of Warhol, Kelly, Albers and Gilbert and George. His large format photographs based on works by Matisse, Twombly and Warhol, intentionally blur the boundaries between painting and photography and redefine the medium.
Renowned art critic and artist Robert C. Morgan’s paintings are at once reflective and absorbing of light. They contain contradictions which challenge the static nature of works of art, and, at the same time, seem to refer to an ageless history in which the artist grapples with light and dark and all they represent. In Morgan’s work they may represent states of mind, energy or imaginable or unimaginable alternate realities.
The presentation of painting, photography and sculpture in an intimate gallery setting offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience a wide ranging and eclectic vision of new work by three highly accomplished artists. Each has exhibited widely in museums and galleries worldwide. Able Fine Art NY is proud to bring Adel Gorgy, Robert C. Morgan and Yun-Woo Choi together in Crossing Lines.