Fred Bendheim: “A Retrospective on the Theme Of Water”
- Monday, February 15th, 2016
This is Bendheim’s second solo show at 440 Gallery and his first retrospective exhibition. The show includes work from 1978 to the present, and includes paintings on canvas as well as the artist’s trademark work, shapings, shaped paintings on wood and pvc board and painted relief sculptures. The works on view highlights the artist’s career and stylistic journey from early figurative paintings to his more recent abstractions. Water, in it’s many forms, is the unifying theme of the works.
The artist has always been fascinated by the symbolic and metaphoric aspect of water and it’s ability to take on any form and color, to change it’s state from liquid to solid, and yet remain water. Works on view will include the 1978 painting, “The Red Wave”, one of the artist’s earliest works, painted in California, and showing the influence of a diverse range of interests from Henri Matisse to Hokusai.