New York Live Arts presents
Marjani ForteNov 15-19
Don Steinmetz, Ruby Range, 1980, charcoal on paper, 20 × 30 inches.
During the 1990s, Catherine Howe and I were painters in the same downtown studio building at the edge of the West Side Highway and frequent visitors to each other’s work space.
All that I look for is right here in Beatrice Caracciolo’s work: weight, touch, light, atmosphere, scale.
At one time the paintings were all atmosphere. There was no ground, no topography upon which the eye could settle—time was fluid—and what lurked beneath the surface referred more to collective memory than the painter’s marks.
Anyone who understands the work of art owns it. We all own the Mona Lisa.