John McWhinnie & GHB are very pleased to present an exhibition of works by Mike Solomon, Meteorological Watercolors. The show will run from Oct. 18th to Nov. 29th at 36 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. Hours of opening are Fri. & Sat. 10 am to 5 pm, and Sun. 11 am to 4 pm. The gallery is closed Mon. – Thurs. To phone please call 631-324 5561.
Mike Solomon’s Meteorological Watercolors hold the viewer suspended in a curious time warp where an instant is preserved in paper and pigment, yet an extended span of watchfulness has been presented. The ever-moving sea has washed forward before the moment of depiction, and fallen backwards in the moment afterward, and this unalterable continuity is alive and manifest in these careful, vivid studies. Each work presents an experience of nature induced transcendence. Invoking the patience of the swell awaiting surfer and the light-sensitivity of the watercolorist, Solomon’s paintings resonate with clarity of vision and an ecstasy of feeling. One can smell the air in these pictures and taste the salt on one’s lips, yet the moment – changeful as the light – is passing even as the eye drinks in the scene glowing before it.