ROBERT KUSHNER: Paintings 2010-2013 & The Four Seasons, Commissioned in 1990 for Tower Place Cincinnati
January 10 – April 12, 2014
Friday, January 10, 5-8:30 pm
“I never get tired of pursuing new ideas in the realm of ornamentation. Decoration, an abjectly pejorative dismissal for many, is a very big, somewhat defiant declaration for me…The eye can wander, the mind think unencumbered through visual realms that are expansively and emotionally rich. Decoration has always had its own agenda, the sincere and unabashed offering of pleasure and solace.”
In 1990, Robert Kushner was commissioned to create paintings for the atrium of Tower Place, the shopping mall adjacent to the Carew Tower. Completed in 1930, the Carew Tower is one of Cincinnati’s finest buildings from the Art Deco era. The mall was a busy center of downtown activity until many of the stores moved to the suburbs. The Tower Place building was recently sold and Carl Solway Gallery was able to rescue the four paintings, 9 feet by 27 feet each.
Robert Kushner’s exhibition at Carl Solway Gallery includes paintings from 2010 to the present, a small selection of prints and The Four Seasons
, the four large-scale paintings recently removed from Cincinnati’s Tower Place. The works feature his signature botanical subjects, often set against backgrounds of richly textured geometric patterns.
Carl Solway Gallery
424 Findlay Street
Cincinnati OH 45214 More information from Carl Solway Gallery