Crossing Narratives with Mark Wiener on the roof of 123 East 47th street. Panman productions and Mark Wiener are collaborating in 2009 in a new multimedia fashion.
With a digital palate we are working with new surfaces and ideas.
Mark Wiener: Crossing Narratives
Friday, February 20 through Monday, March 23
Presented by DECORAZONgallery
Decorazon Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of the abstract works of New York artist Mark Wiener. "Crossing Narratives" features paintings of every scale on paper, panel and canvas, all of which reflect the many textures, colors and juxtapositions of his Manhattan neighborhood as he experiences life there each day.
"Millions of feet mark the city streets every day...Combined with natural erosion, these marks comprise an endless mural..." says Wiener, in his statement for this exhibition. "Responding to this as a reporter, I create the works I call "Crossing Narratives," a series of observations of this multi-layered, multifaceted translucent urban landscape."
Mark Wiener (b. New York City, 1951) studied under Bauhaus influences at Philadelphia College of Art, where he focused on painting and photography. Driven by visionaries Alexi Brodivitch, Frank Zachry and Alexander Lieberman, he developed an open mind toward working in simultaneously in several disciplines.
Devoting his first years to photography and photojournalism, Wiener, based upon observation of Irving Penn's process, conceived of an approach to painting he calls, "the white surface" - an acting out of a "visual story" during the creation of the work - which became and remains a driving force, alongside the Bauhaus ideal of the underlying structure in concert with natural spontaneity. In Wiener's latest works it is manifest as his organic gesture of throwing, dripping and pouring paint, orchestrated between drawing and painting layers of geometric objects.
Based in Manhattan, Mark Wiener (mwienerarts.com ) has exhibited in Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo, and regularly in New York City. His work appears in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide and the permanent collection of the Housatonic Museum of Art. Honors include participation in the Felissimo Tribute 21 program benefiting UNESCO, commissions from the WFUNA and Croix de Croix de Chevalier de'orde Belgo Hispanique under the patronage of Queen Fabiola of Belgium.
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