European Sensibility Near and Far
Gallery 66 NY presents a group show of European sensibilities with established German artists and introducing emerging local artist Donna Blais.
The show is a broad survey of various artists creating contemporary visual art. Italy is represented through the eyes of emerging photographer Donna Blais, German artists cover a variety of work from figurative to lyric abstraction. Sonja Tines and Lupe Godoy approach their work in the form of Surrealism and multilayered storytelling. Artist Hego Gövert, a former rock and blues drummer, continues his musical exploration of mood in his artwork, “riffing” on such topical subjects as the Fukushima nuclear power plant or his own series of heart attacks. Manfred Holtkamp’s wood panels and sculptures play on the natural properties of various woods he chooses while adding artificial “grain” of paint, ash, acid or other media as a counterpoint to the nature of the wood itself.Vladas Vildziunas is Lithuania’s leading sculptor, Winner of the First Prize for sculpture in Lithuania’s Annual Art Awards in 1976, and one of Eastern Europe’s most acclaimed artists.
Blais represents the eye of the traveler, seeing Italy with a foreigner’s appreciation for its colors and the life of its streets in addition to its as-always superlative landscapes.