The series Dance evolved from a deep, fascination with physics and movement. Its elegance, beauty, power, spirit… The wonderful motion of dancers holds importance to me because it is what I strive for in my work. The ability to move with one’s whole body, from the inside out, to truly let go and open oneself up to a surprising spontaneity - that comes with complete connection to the moment, all this is my process, the thing that enables my work to move, and all this is held within the body and practice of the dancer.
In the beginning of the creating of these pieces, I felt that my images were unsuccessful. I was far too controlled, too precious with them in my desire to pay homage and proper respect. While the images were drawn with adequate technique, they were failing to capture what I needed them to say. It was at this point though, looking at my mediocre work, when I felt I had nothing left to lose, which finally enabled me to make a bold move. This cannot help but elevate the work to a poignant and powerful space. You cannot simply decide to make this move, it must arise within. Should I attempt to force it, it would never work. There is a quote which I have held close for years which states, “Make bold moves, and powerful forces will come to your aid.” This has been an absolutely essential piece of my creative process. It is when we put everything on the line, that glorious place of > nothing to lose,
allows an authentic Energy to flow.
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Remembering my Father on Veterans Day
41x56 in mixed media
Painting and story by Marilyn Kalish
My Father lost his leg in Normandy during World War II. No one in our family ever talked about his missing limb, though I grew up surrounded by heavy wooden prostheses. (He insisted on keeping the old ones for some reason.) Wooden legs stood behind every door in our house, and they were always falling down unexpectedly. We would be eating dinner, perhaps, and one would crash like a giant redwood.
I didn’t like crossing the street with my father. He would hold on to me for balance and limp across, never fast enough for my taste. I would watch in a panic as the cars came toward us. We are going to die, I’d think. From the safety of the far curb, my mother would chide him: “Leo, come on. You can walk faster than that.”
My father was a salesman at a men’s clothing store and stood all day long at his job. Occasionally, I would glimpse him getting dressed for work, hopping across the bedroom to grab one of the legs leaning against the wall. He would start by putting a special sock over his stump, to make the leg fit better. Those thick, funnel-shaped socks were always drying in the bathroom, hanging in a neat row over the shower rod. I would see them every day as I got ready for school: a row of hand-washed socks with faded brown stains. I saw them so often I barely noticed them.
Years after my father died, I remembered those socks and the brown stains. How could I have been so oblivious? The brown stains were blood, so much that even my mother’s constant hand washing could never fully remove it.
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Introducing "Second Meeting". I am thrilled to share with you this new series I have been working on for the past year. This is very much an on-going project, so there will be more to come.
To see the full series and artist statement please go to my website (link in bio). For inquires please contact @555gallery.
Another Waterline image from our tropical division! This image was captured in Stoneham, MA. Images in this series are being shown until July 22nd @555Gallery, 555 E. Second St., S. Boston. #555gallery#contemporaryphotography#abstractart
#ChelseaArtWalk happening right now! Come by and check out our shipping container installation #Salvage featuring photography, mixed media, painting, and video art by @sarahmaxbeck @joegreenephoto @arianaghariblee @melodyattarr #janewilliams#555gallery
Something from our tropical division - wait is that a shark fin? This Waterline series image was captured in Mystic, CT. Images in this series, are being shown until July 22nd @555Gallery, 555 E. Second St., S. Boston. #555gallery#contemporaryphotography#abstractart
Can it be pure coincidence that so many images found within the waterlines of boats look like seascapes? This Waterline series image was captured in Quincy, MA. Images in this series, are being shown until July 22nd @555Gallery, 555 E. Second St., S. Boston. #555gallery#contemporaryphotography#abstractart
This is technically a repost of a shot I posted years ago, but @fillmoredetroit just brought to my attention recently. I loved this truck, and 555 Gallery.
@sparklegarden I believe I shot this the first day I met you!
An "INTERNATIONAL" treasure that I stumbled across while visiting @555_arts_detroit in SW #Detroit .
Come visit us and check out these beautiful enamel bowls by Louise Roe, featured in our Pairings exhibit. They are available online through our website and at the gallery, in three sizes and various colors. @louiseroecph @stevenduede #Pairings#555gallery#onview#southie