The Invisible Dog Art Center is very excited to announce its upcoming exhibition featuring paintings by artist MOMO
If painting moves us, then Maurice Maréchal’s certainly fits the description: his paintings question, suggest, mislead our senses yet clear the way, through tortuous, to our pulsions. However, at a time where everything is classified and categorized it is difficult to label such works: crude and primitive,violent and abstract, Momo’s paintings, as he is known, ignore simple qualifications and genres. If one must find an answer to explain the facts, it is evidently to be found in the non-standard itinerary of this 40 year old artist: Maurice Maréchal is artistic director and graphic artist at the Bronx agency of which he is one of the strong figures since its founding.
He did not feel a vocation for painting. It is life, the childhood of a kid with no roots, haunted by a brilliant and marginal father; the string of deaths amongst his relatives, death always lurking; the obsessions, the sex, saved by fatherhood and love… Painting becomes an atonement for the madness and the doubts… And beyond it all lies a certainty. It is for all these reasons that the future work of Maurice Maréchal is so fascinating…
June 24–July 25
Thursday, June 24
$5 Suggested Donation
3rd Floor Gallery
51 Bergen St.