Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Michael Werner Gallery on the Upper East Side is currently presenting artist Sigmar Polke’s:’Lens Paintings’. The exhibition features new works by Polke. Sigmar Polke’s career spans 40 years of radical innovation in painting. Each of the twenty six paintings on display is one of a kind. The conceptual frame work of these paintings is grounded in theories set forth by Johann Zahn in his 1685 book, ‘Telescope’. According to Zahn, every luminous object in the universe varies in appearance depending on the viewers position. This theme is reflected through the various interpretations of each of the images in this show.