Mark Thomas Kanter "Creation Myths"
Mark Thomas Kanter's solo show "Creation Myths" opens with an Artist's Reception on Saturday, October 3, 6-8pm at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY.
Mark Thomas Kanter’s ambitious oil paintings and ink drawings reference the whole of art history culminating in a 21st century expression of ancient themes. Emerging like the flickering forms from Plato’s cave, Kanter’s work meditates on the tonal variations of the Renaissance, the spacial solidity of Classical Art, the gestural brushwork of Expressionism and melds these traditions in the crucible of the planar manipulations of Modern Art. By invoking the continuum of Art’s history, Kanter reaches for heroic themes that underly all human experience and manifests itself in Myth. However this progress through time and these tales that explain phenomenon are not the goal of Mark Kanter’s painting. Instead it is his painting process that reveals an image which is neither abstract nor figurative. Kanter calls his paintings “configurations” as he weaves historic visual traditions with contemporary improvisational discoveries into a symphony of space and time. "Creation Myths" opens October 3rd and continues through October 25th.About Mark Thomas Kanter: A recipient of a Helena Rubinstein Foundation grant and a participant in the New York Foundation for the Arts Mark project, Mark Thomas Kanter is well respected as an American painter and instructor. Mr. Kanter has taught in Italy at the International School of Art in Umbria and in the United States at Columbia University, Parson's School of Design, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, Purchase College, and American University. He has also been a visiting artist at Dartmouth College, Illinois State University and NYC's "Studio in a School" program. In 2010, Mr. Kanter curated the exhibit “North of New York: The New York School Generation in the The Hudson Valley Region” for the Kleinert-James Art Center in Woodstock, NY. Mark Thomas Kanter maintains a studio and home in Woodstock together with his wife, artist Heather Hutchison and their son, Dante. More information about Mark Thomas Kanter:
Artist's website: http://markthomaskanter.com Roll Magazine Interview (together with Heather Hutchison):http://bit.ly/ccamkrm
Hudson Valley Times Review: http://bit.ly/ccamkhvt