Arnold Mesches: Coming Attractions

Jan. 13, 2007 - March 3, 2007

Opening reception Jan. 13, 2007, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Dorsch Gallery is excited to present the South Florida debut of Coming Attractions, an exhibition of works by renowned artist Arnold Mesches, opening Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. The cycle of paintings comprises the most recent works of Mesches? expansive career, one that spans more than 60 years. This is his 124th solo exhibition.

A master of the brush, Mesches artworks have been exhibited extensively in renowned venues throughout the United States and abroad, most recently at PS1 Contemporary the Museum of Modern Art affiliate, and New Orleans Ogden Museum in New Orleans. Mesches works are also included in the collections of such distinguished institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Albright-Knox Museum, the High Museum of Art.

With Coming Attractions Mesches engages the notion of spectacle, flamboyance and darkness, both in color and content.

'Mesches gives shape and form to what he sees in the world' political and cultural extremism spun out of control. The ongoing nightmare cannot be contained. His work does not lapse into political statement; instead, his critical analysis balances between aesthetic artifice and social reality, between a dream space and the Brechtian strategies of critical distance'

Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Fla.