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Palm Springs - Laguna Beach
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Dark Matter

 

DARK MATTER

 

 

Palm Springs loves mid-century anything, especially in February when Modernism Week takes over our calendars. While we celebrate great architecture, art, and all that Palm Springs has to offer, here is a small exhibition providing some emotional balance to the unyielding optimism of the mid-century. What follows are four artists exploring the dark matters.

Stephen Baumbach asks, “What if we could see your thoughts on the outside?” and Vismara (pages 54-55) explains, “We attempt to disguise our darkest emotions with lightness so that others are unable to see the depth of our desolation. We paint on smiles and status (in life and on Facebook) so there is no hint of our true emotions. Our darkest feelings present themselves in degrees, like the painter’s shades of black. And, like the painter, we layer lightheartedness - gray on black, ivory on gray, white on ivory - to convince ourselves (and others) that the blackness isn’t quite so deep. We dis-remember that, like the murmuration of a flock of birds, there is beauty in the darkness...”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method
        for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

Carl Jung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance,
the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe,
are challenged by this point of pale light.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.”

Carl Sagan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

  STEPHEN BAUMBACH  from the series A Purgatory of Thought Archival Ink on Paper, size varies Price Upon Request  Available at  Stephen Baumbach Photography Studio and Gallery  4116 Mathew Drive Palm Springs, CA 92264 617.510.7459 • 760.501.6806 StephenBaumbach.com

STEPHEN BAUMBACH
from the series A Purgatory of Thought
Archival Ink on Paper, size varies
Price Upon Request

Available at
Stephen Baumbach Photography Studio and Gallery
4116 Mathew Drive Palm Springs, CA 92264
617.510.7459 • 760.501.6806
StephenBaumbach.com

  NIKKI VISMARA  Murmuration Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 36 in. $4,000  Available at Barba Contemporary Art 191 S. Indian Canyon Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 656-8688 michael@barbagallery.com BarbaContemporaryArt.com

NIKKI VISMARA
Murmuration
Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 36 in.
$4,000

Available at
Barba Contemporary Art
191 S. Indian Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 656-8688
michael@barbagallery.com
BarbaContemporaryArt.com

  REGINALD POLLACK  Oprheus Gods of the Underworld, 1980 Oil on Panel, 60 x 48 in. Price Upon Request  Available at 760-320-1424 KBPollack@aol.com ReginaldPollackPainting.com

REGINALD POLLACK
Oprheus Gods of the Underworld, 1980
Oil on Panel, 60 x 48 in.
Price Upon Request

Available at
760-320-1424
KBPollack@aol.com
ReginaldPollackPainting.com

  MASSIMO VITALI  Pontremoli Zumian Faló, 2016 chromogenic print, 71 x 92 in. 13128 $60,000.00  Available at  HEATHER JAMES FINE ART  760-346-8926, 45188 Portola Ave, Palm Desert CA 92260 307-200-6090, 172 Center St , Jackson WY 83001 646-858-1085, 42 East 75th St, New York NY 10021

MASSIMO VITALI
Pontremoli Zumian Faló, 2016
chromogenic print, 71 x 92 in.
13128
$60,000.00

Available at
HEATHER JAMES FINE ART
760-346-8926, 45188 Portola Ave, Palm Desert CA 92260
307-200-6090, 172 Center St , Jackson WY 83001
646-858-1085, 42 East 75th St, New York NY 10021