"We are all one substance involved in the same terrible struggle, turning matter into spirit."
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Monday, November 05, 2007

"Standing Room Only"

MoMA gallery_WIP2
SRO 27 "x 31" framed acrylic on Bristol©'07 C. Berk

NYC's recently renovated MoMA now charges a $20.00 entrance fee...except for FREE Friday evenings. That's when the real show (not on the walls) begins. Everyone trying to save on their culture fix show up. Artists, eccentrics, intellectuals, low income parents introducing their children (I was one) to the "finer things in life" congregate. SRO is my humble attempt to capture that wonderful feeling.

This painting was on exhibit with the NSPCA (National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylics, inc.) 54th Annual Exhibition at The Salmagundi Club, NYC, USA. Here are the WIP (work in progress) painting stages... SEE: WIP1 and WIP2


JudiRedhead said...

I found your BLOG by accident. I absolutely LOVE your art!

Chuck Berk said...

Thanks for visiting Judi. Please stop back often!

Jay Cam said...

lol the painting looks great!

Chuck Berk said...

Ah yes Jay, let's not forget the "lol" in it.

José Miguel Herbozo said...

Really great work. I'm surprised. By

Chuck Berk said...

Gracias mi amigo.

Jodi Hom said...

You painted SRO? I was at MOMA in Oct with my family and I remember that painting. I was drawn to it. It is one of the few things that I. remember from the afternoon. So cool!!!