Barbara Bonnano, November 2021

Works by Barbara Bonnano, David Fox, and Stephen Lewis, will be on exhibition at Green Kill for the month of November, 2021.

Works by Barbara Bonnano, David Fox, and Stephen Lewis, will be on exhibition at Green Kill for the month of November, 2021.

The opening party is on Saturday, November 6 , 2021, from 5 to 7 PM.  The Exhibition runs from Saturday, November 6 until Saturday, November 27th.

Exhibition hours are from 3-5:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. You may make special appointments by calling 347-689-2323.


Barbara Bonnano

My work has always used the human form to express my observations.  This series, Coastal Spirits, explores the idea of spirits roaming the earth, unnoticed by the populace, confronting their new death environment.  In each painting the spirit  has either given up its war with its new home or, as in Arrogant Spirit, is still fighting the finality of death.   In Diving Spirit the figure is at peace with its new death environment.  In Dispirited Spirit  the figure seems to have surrendered by hiding in sleep, something we all do from time to time.  The dreamlike landscape of the paintings is meant to evoke a time and place familiar to us, but unknown.

Like the work of the Spanish painter Goya and the post WWII British painter Francis Bacon, I believe I am reacting to the horror of living in a menacing world. My work is a rumination on what awaits after death.  Will we live in an improved afterlife? Or a hell much worse than the life we've just left? Or will our consciousness simply be extinguished?


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