February 12 - April 9 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday February 12, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues Saturdays 1-6pm and by appointment
Eric Rhein, a native of New York's Hudson Valley, is known for his refined and passionate wire drawings that combine human forms with animal and plant life. He weaves personal stories, experiences and mysticism into explorations of the powerful connections among man, nature, and the spiritual world.
The exhibition features Rhein's own photographs, as well as vintage photography of male nudes, combined with found objects and bronze & silver castings of leaves & twigs. These assemblages, like Rhein's other works, depict a sense of humanity's communion with nature, and evoke figures from Celtic and Egyptian mythology.
Rhein explains: "What matters to me is the interconnectedness, sympathetic relationships, and sensual commonalities of all things in the natural world. Images of nature are used as a metaphor for the cycles of human experience: birth, life, death, and regeneration."
421 Hudson Street, #701
New York, NY 10014