FLYING CARPETS: new paintings by David SchorrThursday October 27, 2016 - Sunday December 11, 2016
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm
Closed: Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 28, 2016
Professor of Art David Schorr's solo exhibition and site-specific installation FLYING CARPETS revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother's Persian rugs. In the paintings, gouache with silverpoint drawing on linen, he recreates the richly-colored world of his young imagination, contrasting familiar toys from the mid 20th century with images that hint at the exotic and expansive world beyond his home. The artist brings the actual subjects of the paintings in a site-specific installation. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog designed by David Schorr, featuring an essay by poet Jonathan Galassi.