My Name is Skinny, I am a Horse
Watercolor and oil pastel on paper, 9 x 12 inches
(22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Roebling Hall is extremely pleased to present an exhibition of works on paper by visionary artist John Lurie.
For over 30 years, Lurie has been drawing and painting yet only recently has he chosen to exhibit. Once again, Lurie brings his own genuine and soulful touch to the world, combining a stylistic naïveté with incisive, wry humor.
John Lurie's drawings and paintings express a disarming mixture of corrosive wit, raw emotion and unblemished sensitivity. His drawings bear the mark of an outsider, a quality present throughout his idiosyncratic career, whether in music, acting or the countless film scores he has written. To quote the artist: "I like to draw and paint. It is a river to me. I am not an Indian".
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1952, John Lurie moved to New York in 1976. During this time, he formed the musical group the Lounge Lizards. In the mid-80's, he scored and starred in the cult classics "Stranger Than Paradise" and "Down By Law". He has scored countless films and was nominated for a Grammy for "Get Shorty". In the late 90's, he directed and acted in "Fishing With John", his own TV series on the Independent Film Channel, which has been described as "Jacques Cousteau on LSD".
John Lurie has exhibited his art in the United States and Europe with shows at Galerie Daniel Blau in Munich, Germany and Anton Kern Gallery in New York. The Museum of Modern Art recently acquired five drawings for the permanent collection.
Exhibition: January 14 - February 26, 2005
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 6 pm
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