Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to announce Ebb and Flow, a show featuring works from a unique grouping of artists, both culturally diverse and widely varying in age, including: Andrea Belag (New York, New York), Hermann Nitsch (Prinzendorf, Austria), Hubert Scheibl (Vienna, Austria), Samantha Thomas (Los Angeles, California), Guenter A. Werner (Frankfurt, Germany), and Daniel Wiener (Brooklyn, New York).
It is beyond our power, as human beings to completely harness forces that while maintaining life, have the power to destroy it. We rely on its bounty and marvel in its constant regeneration, a veritable intimation of divine presence. These are forces that fuse together all living beings, all attempting to live in harmony in an ever transforming environment with sometimes deadly forces that have the power to inspire complete awe and tremendous fear.
The true majesty of this energy is ever present, proving itself time and time again, even to those that are lacking the sensibility of seeking it out. From the wave that carries with it a myriad of colors and forms, gently and creatively placing and displacing just the right elements through its journey, to the Tsunami that forcefully enters, becoming a disruptive and deadly force for our only budding civilization. It is indisputable that traces are always left behind, marvelous and ever intriguing despite the ill-fated human tragedies. It then comes as no surprise that such a group of revered artists are continuously stimulated by what have collectively come to be known as the forces of nature, and produce works inspired by this supreme influence.