"For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face..."
The final touch and argument before the opening of "November" ... an exhibition of "duel-paintings" by Bjarni Sigurbjörnsson and Jón Óskar. 2011.
Jan Groth, born in Stavanger in 1938, is one of Norway’s most renowned artists, with a wide international reputation. He has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States, as well as in Japan and other parts of the world, while his artistic activity has taken place mainly in Oslo, Copenhagen and New York. Groth’s art is represented in numerous major museums.
Will Insley was born in Indianapolis, IN in 1929. He lived and worked in New York City. His work has been exhibited by over 70 museums, including Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, NYC, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, Kunsthalle Basel, Dokumenta Kassel and the Venice Biennale.
May Stevens, born 1924, is an American feminist artist, political activist, educator, and writer.Throughout her long career, May Stevens has been a committed political activist. Her powerful work reflects her rejection of racism, imperialism, war, and sexism. Her “Big Daddy” series and her paintings about the life and death of Rosa Luxemburg (Forming the Fifth International and Rosa Luxemburg Attends the Second International) are two examples of this.
A veteran of WW II, Michael Goldberg (born 1928) was sometimes referred to as a member of the so-called "second generation" of Abstract Expressionists. Goldberg began studying at the Art Students League of New York at age 14. In the 1950s he studied with Hans Hofmann, and discussed painting with de Kooning, Krasner, Pollock and several others of the NY School. Goldberg came into prominence in the late 1950s, just as Color field painting, Hard-edge painting and Pop Art emerged onto centerstage.
Donald Kuspit (born 1935) is an American art critic, poet, and Distinguished Professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and professor of art history at the School of Visual Arts. Kuspit is one of America's most distinguished art critics. He was formerly the A. D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University (1991–1997). He received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism in 1983 (given by the College Art Association).