Murmurs, an exhibition of recent epoxy resin paintings by Eric Finzi that explore the emotional narratives of couples, will be on view at CultureFix gallery from May 20 through June 19, 2011. Presented by Sloan Fine Art Projects, the exhibition, Finzi’s fourth solo show in New York, will open with a reception on May 20 from 8:30-10 p.m.
What thoughts and emotions lie behind our facial expression? How do we reconcile feelings that don’t match our faces? For painter Eric Finzi, the answer in his haunting portraits of couples is never what it seems. Whether the happy lover frowns in the mirror or morphs into a suppressed alter ego, the emotional meaning of the glance is unclear. These emotional narratives invite closer inspection only to disappear into chaotic whirls of paint and watery narcissus reflections.
With each new painting, Finzi uses his studio as a laboratory in an exacting experiment in which time, temperature and the polymerization of resins and pigments each play a distinct role in paintings that feel organic and continue to puzzle long after they are first viewed.