Saturday, June 6, 2009

Artist’s reception at Madison Park Café

Longtime Madison Park artist Art Messer will be presenting some of his current paintings at Madison Park Café this month and will be opening the show with a reception at the restaurant on June 15th at 6pm. The work was inspired by Messer’s trip to Europe this year, where he experienced an April in Paris. Messer, who for several years in the 1980s ran a Madison Park art gallery, has been painting in the Park for 30 years or so.

Entitling his show A Fauvist in Paris, Messer explains his inspiration with this artist’s statement: “Fauvist or wild beast was the establishment’s label for artists like Matisse, Dufy and Cezanne and their bold use of color as expression. This movement is alive and well in the museums and contemporary art galleries in Paris. My current works are influenced by all of these factors. I enjoy painting in this form because it is just fun. Enjoy.”

The show will be on the walls of Madison Park Café (1807 42nd Avenue E.) through the end of June.

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