"Untitled" 14" x 24" framed mono type, by Stanley Rieck. I met Stanley in drawing and printmaking classes at the local college way back in the 80's. He was in his early twenties and art was his passion. He was completely immersed in the study of artists and in his own art making. He loved sharing what he had learned and working next to him was quite an experience...a mixture of passion and amazing messiness, especially in printmaking class! We decided on an art exchange and I chose this Liberty mono type, he had created in honor of the Ellis Island re-opening celebration in New York. I have always loved this piece, the raw beauty of the ink and the childlike imagery and loose pastel application. I moved away in the 90's and I have often wondered about Stanley, he had many complications in his life and I wonder if he was able to continue with his art. I have this piece hanging near the dining room and it is very much a part of my life. click to enlarge.
Today, Pablo and I have our tax appointment! He has been up half the night putting things in order. We will definitely take ourselves out to lunch...this preparation has been painful for both of us as I sorted and collected most of yesterday.
Maybe I can get over to the gallery for some photos of the show!