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Michael Berryhill "Incidental Western" at KANSAS

James Kalm is cruising the lower, Lower East Side, when he drops by a gallery he's been intending to visit for months. Kansas is presenting the opening of Michael Berryhill's "Incidental Western" and your reporter is impressed. Constructing his pictures from a m?lange of early Modernist and Metaphysical styles representing the nescient phase of Surrealism, Berryhill scrapes and overworks the pictures until the have the luster of scrimshaw. Imagery is a tangle of representational forms verging into abstraction and back again, and a love of the painter's craft, a melodically high keyed palette, and the history of painting is evident. A musical introduction, recorded live under the "Arch" at Washington Square Park, is graciously provided by "Eight Two" Their CD "You're Too Wonderful" is available from Amazone, check it out folks.
Length: 12:33


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