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Art Werger
Counterpoint

1994

$500

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Counterpoint is #2 out of an edition of 10. It is a scene of pedestrians in New York City rushing through the rain, some with umbrellas drawn, dodging the puddles of standing water. Art Werger’s lyrical suburban scenes are evocative of boyhood summer evenings while his city images are fraught with tension and isolation. Many of his mezzotints show the influence of film noire genre movies as well as paying tribute to the cinematic techniques of Alfred Hitchcock. In describing his work, Werger says “the people are seen in casual activities which dominate their daily routines, often preoccupied or oblivious to their situations. They are often observed from an elevated point so that the environment lays out in front of the viewer. The viewer becomes an omniscient voyeur, privy to the world below, yet curiously removed from it. As a cinematic device, this abstract angle allows for an overview of the scene as well as an introduction to the characters within the environment. The characters’ actions are intended to suggest a narrative which requires the viewer’s participation to be resolved.”

Details

  • Artist
    Art Werger (1955, American)
  • Creation Year
    1994
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.5 in. (90.17 cm)Width: 23.5 in. (59.69 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU84135814292

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    Ships From: New Orleans, LA
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