In the paintings of Martin Weinstein, we see an artist acutely alert to the complexities of his own relationship to the visible world. Abundantly evident is his deep feeling for the landscape, the garden and flowers. And equally clear is his avidity in depicting nature in both its dramatic sweep and its fine detail.
Simultaneously, Weinstein is constantly challenging the notion that what we see constitutes all there is. In multiple ways, we sense a consciousness at work, questioning the act of representation and the smooth continuity of time.
Weinstein creates his paintings on multiple sheets of plexiglass, which, when layered together, form the final image. This technique has striking, if contradictory effects. The feeling of illusionistic depth is heightened, with painted forms appearing to float toward the viewer and planes receding into deep space.
You can see Platonia at The Goddard Center Tuesday, October 23, until January 2019. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
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