Don't Make a Scene

Walter Robinson and Graham Durward

Don't Make a Scene Walter Robinson and Graham Durward | Events Calendar

E Village / LES

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Kai Matsumiya Gallery | 153 1/2 Stanton St.

Don't Make a Scene
February 7th - March 12th
11 solo exhibitions

Saturday, February 13th - Wednesday , February 17th
Closing Reception: Wednesday, February 17th, 6-8 pm

Walter Robinson

So guys what's your agenda? We're going to stick to our goals and follow our nutrition plans and eat healthy, right? Fuel up for a wintry day with some egg oatmeal with blueberries and chopped walnuts, or a wholesome green salad with chopped carrot, cucumber and tomato. Never underestimate the deliciousness of simplicity. A person could easily take the day off and binge on blockbuster movies in Times Square, but if you have big plans for your health and wellness, you won't reach them by slacking off. It's not easy to be driven by passion. It's exhausting and can feel hopeless. But who wants to live life on autopilot? How can you miss the chance to experience the immense joy that comes from knowing you've touched someone else's vital center? I struggle to inspire people to change their outlook and create paths to freedom. Painting has been good to me, and I would love to pay this forward and show people how they too can achieve happiness and peace and begin living their own lives of freedom. It's the most fulfilling thing in the world, and the time to start is now.

Graham Durward

After all, whose tongue is it anyway?

I was looking through some paintings in the studio, as I often do in order to "make sense" .When did I do these? oh yes not so long ago perhaps, that one only last week? I rarely work on "shows" , so many artists do these days. I prefer a circuitous route to whatever. I like to catch myself unawares and believe in poetry.

Oh, there’s one and there’s another they seem to relate! Was I feeling the same that day as I was just then? There is sometimes a strange continuity to what can randomly occur! Or perhaps not, given ones essential being. So, having corralled paintings from far corners of my studio what do they mean to me now?

Do I think this?. I was trying to paint something that described the sensation of a deep kiss. A "French Kiss" in which a "desiring tongue discovers another tongue as equally desiring,between lips. And, the sensation of physical abandonment is sensed in the other which opens out into a liquid void of disembodied pleasure."

Was I attempting to show this from the outside looking in or from the inside looking out?

Its a little like kissing, lips meet, the tongue finds its way, there is an initial understanding, a relenting,a reciprocation. Its just that one has to be both sometimes. There will be four or five paintings.