"WAXING POETIC": NEW WORKS BY H. DAVID STEIN
DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: SAT. DECEMBER 2, 3-6 PM
In this series of images, Stein has taken some of his favorite photographs and combined them with hand painted surfaces of oil paint and cold wax, a semi-solid painting medium of wax and solvent that allows for expressive brush work and textural surfaces. Trees grow out of the image, feathers fly above the picture plane and flowers are in relief creating an active three-dimensionality.
Cold wax painting is a well-established technique on canvas or panel, but Stein is blazing new pathways with photography. Using special paper, his mixed media images present us with a unique combination of spatial composition that is both tactile and visually dynamic. Stein personally takes great care in the archival printing of his works which assures consistent quality and longevity. His works are finished with floater frames allowing for unobstructed surfaces.
Upon retiring from his career as professor of surgery, Stein sought out mentors at the International Center of Photography taking courses with several well-known photographers in the NYC area. His art has been on display at several New York, Washington DC and throughout New England including the Smithsonian Institute and the Salmagundi Gallery.