Art: An Existential and Universal Path to Spirituality
The Open Center is exhibiting the paintings and photographs of Barry Feuerstein from March 18 to June 30, 2019. There will be opening reception on Tuesday, March 26th from 5pm to 8:30pm.
For Feuerstein working in the studio in conjunction to creating art is a spiritual, meditative experience. The primacy of the picture plane, color, and structure are the abstract principles paramount to his artistic endeavor.
Feuerstein wrote, “My journey parallels the evolution of the history of art for over 30,000 years, from early cave paintings and objects through the major periods of Medieval, Renaissance, Impressionist, Cubist, and Abstract Expressionism, up to modern Contemporary Eclecticism. I’ve been influenced by several artists and writers. The painters are Paul Cezanne, Robert Motherwell and Cy Twomley. The writers and texts that have influenced me are Loa-Tzu’s Toa Te Ching, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.”
Paintings such as Hadron Collider, String Theory, e=mc2, Dark Matter and Frank Gehry Ghost reveal how metaphysics, science, the natural world, particle physics, mathematical principles (such as String Theory, the Golden Section and Fibonacci Symbols) and global warming inform and infuse Feuerstein’s work.
Feuerstein has an MFA degree in sculpture and photography from City College, City University of New York. A solo exhibit of Mr. Feuerstein’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times. His solo exhibition of four large copper sculptures were installed at The Art Collection of The Hebrew Home Outdoor Sculpture Park. He has been in several solo exhibitions at the fotofotogallery at The City College Eisner Hall, the Midoma Gallery and the Center for Spiritual Living. He has been in several group exhibitions including those at The Drawing Center, MoMA PS1 – The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, and the Islip Art Museum.
His work is in the permanent collections of The Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral and The City College Art Collection in New York City; The Art Collection of The Hebrew Home at Riverdale; the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, KS; St. Mary’s College Museum Collection in St. Mary City, MD; and Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts in Alexandria, LA.
To learn more about Barry Feuerstein and his work, visit his website.