About the Exhibit
Opening Reception: Saturday July 23, 2pm-5pm | More Info
Through August 28, 2016
New and selected works by Norman Galinsky
“I see my artwork as an embodiment and transmitter of healing energy- healing in the broadest sense of the word: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The compositions are created through an intuitive, meditative approach, a practice of focused attention and intention. By using a vocabulary of abstract geometric forms, patterns, and repetitive marks, I create images that portray vibratory fields and networks that contain the energy and facilitate its emission. I often use sacred geometric shapes and converging circular forms to construct a central focus, a ‘stillpoint’ that represents the unity of consciousness, a merging of subject and object.”
Seen / Unseen presents works that were created recently as well as a number of pieces created forty years ago which have never been exhibited.
About the Artist
Norman Galinsky’s artwork has been inspired by his background in science and engineering and his ongoing studies of metaphysics and spiritual issues.
His art studies began with a focus on traditional renaissance oil and egg tempera painting techniques, followed by classes with Henry Pearson at the New School and with Will Barnet and George Tooker at the Art Students League in NYC. In the late 1960’s, he participated in the Experiments in Art and Technology program developed by Billy Kluver and Robert Rauschenburg. After a seven-year career in chemical engineering, he left industry and turned fully to art, earning an MFA degree from Columbia University in 1973. At Columbia he studied painting with Philip Guston, Jack Tworkov, and Stamos, and printmaking with Bob Blackburn and Tony Harrison.
In addition, his artwork has been shaped by his 30 year experience in the practice and teaching of Chinese healing exercises and martial arts, including qigong, Taiji Quan, and other meditative and energetic healing disciplines. He has taught these forms in his studio as well as in area hospitals, including: New York Presbyterian (under the direction of Dr. Mehmet Oz), Englewood Hospital, Nyack Cancer Center, and St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY.
By synthesizing and translating the seemingly disparate worlds of the quantum sciences and spirituality into compelling images, Galinsky’s art depicts the evolving dynamic order underlying our world today and forecasts possibilities for the future.