. MYTHOS .
July 8. 2011 - August 6. 2011
New Paintings by Benjamin A. Vierling
at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington.
Exhibition with Madeline von Foerster
Opening reception on Friday, July 8th. 6-9 pm.
Bird with Ring. 8" x 8". Egg tempera & oil on panel. 2011
A myth tells an eternal story, a drama that is timeless because it is always happening. The tradition of classical painting provides forms that reflect these epic human experiences. The painter endeavors to depict the myth as a tangible point for contemplation. In the spirit of this pursuit, Vierling presents 6 unique visions. The structure of these compositions acknowledge centuries of painting, from the Renaissance to the Fin de siècle, but the inspiration comes from the mundane. Real subjects, intimately rendered, provide the foundation of a living Mythos.