Norman Galinsky: “Contemplating Presence”

About the Exhibit

Through February 28, 2021

Above image: “Spiral Cluster”  72”x 72”  2019

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Art may also be viewed during Roost Restaurant’s hours of operation, Wednesday through Monday (Closed Tuesday). Doors open @ 5 PM.

Norman Galinsky captures the essence of energy in his art, creating works that depict stillness in motion. 

His work represents the relationship between the energetic and quantum nature of reality and the spiritual essence embodied by art. He believes that art expression is energy itself, an aspect of what the Chinese term Qi. Using a vocabulary of abstract geometric forms and free-hand applied marks, patterns are developed that contain energy and facilitate its flow. These compositions are created through an intuitive, meditative approach, a practice of focused attention and intention. The images suggest emissions of waves and particles, vibratory fields, and networks. Often sacred geometric shapes and proportions and converging circular forms are used to generate a central focus—a “stillpoint”—that inspires contemplation. 

This exhibition is being presented in Gallery Two.

About the Artist

After an early career in industry—in applied research in chemical engineering, Norman Galinsky turned fully to art, earning an MFA degree from Columbia University. At Columbia, he studied painting with Philip Guston, Jack Tworkov, and Stamos, and printmaking with Bob Blackburn and Tony Harrison. He also studied with George Tooker and Will Barnet at the Art Students League, and with Henry Pearson at the New School. Artists Stephen Greene and Richard Pousette-Dart were friends and mentors.

Galinsky’s art has also been inspired and informed by his background in science and engineering, by his ongoing interest and study of meditative and energy-healing disciplines and consciousness, as well as by his more than 35-year study, practice, and teaching of Chinese martial and healing arts, including Taiji Quan and qigong. He sees his work as related to the emerging field of “NeuroArts,” the science of how art measurably changes the brain and the body to promote health and well-being.

Norman Galinsky had his first exhibit in New York City in 1977 at the Jock Truman Gallery (formerly The Betty Parsons Gallery) and has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions ever since. His art is represented in numerous private and corporate collections, including IBM, Exxon-Mobil, The Four Seasons Hotels, Bank of America, Astra Merck, Novartis, and Pepsico, among others.

Visit Norman’s website:  www.normangalinsky.com