Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my gallery is open once again. I hope you guys are ready for some dynamic pieces. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  • Listen to Living by Roberto Matta-Echaurren 1941 Oil on Canvas: This is a very beautiful piece by Cuban Surrealist, Roberto Matta. It’s an explosion of vibrant colors and blurry textures. We see a melting volcano to the left of the painting, and this reminds me of Dali’s Persistence of Memory. I love the blending of colors in this work, and gazing at it seems to put me in a trance. I have heard that the piece is supposed to represent cosmic forces and the unconscious mind. However, with Surrealist art, I believe that its meaning is up to people’s interpretation of it and what emotions it might make you feel.  I would like to hear your thoughts on this piece in the comment’s section below.

listen to living

  • Black Mushroom by Larry Carlson Digital chromogenic print 2004 (info about piece from Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com): Here we have another mind-blowing work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. Despite the piece’s name, no “Black Mushrooms” are present in the painting. We do, however, see multiple “Zebra-Like” designs and rainbow backgrounds. There are also many “orange mushrooms”, as well as various eyes amidst the fungi. The entire work gives off a feelings of unease and wariness, which makes this a very powerful piece. I would love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comment’s section below.

LARRY CARLSON, BLACK MUSHROOM, digital chromogenic print, 26x22in., 2004.

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