Forgetting the Real: Udo Noger & James Verbicky

Laura Rathe Fine Art announces Forgetting the Real, a duo exhibition featuring distinguished artists James Verbicky and Udo Nöger. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, May 18th, from 6-9pm at 2707 Colquitt St. 
 
Art poses questions and invites contemplation; manifesting what is beautiful and uncovering truths. In a media centered world, what is real is relative. A person’s view of the world is a perceived reality. Through his paintings, James Verbicky subtly exposes the media for manipulating thought and behavior to drive consumerism. In his collages, Verbicky uses vintage and current media clippings, dissecting them to form new messages. His work leads viewers to question the undeniable prevalence of popular imagery and its effect on modern life. 
 
Presented in complete juxtaposition to Verbicky’s work are the luminous abstract paintings of Udo Nöger. By reducing his color palette to an ethereal spectrum of a seemingly infinite range of white and grey tones, Udo’s paintings provide viewers with a resting point from the ever changing mediascape. Unrestricted to form, his multi- layered compositions create a dance of light: glowing, ricocheting and refracting. This openness allows us the time and space to ponder. 
 
The artworks in Forgetting the Real challenge viewers to go beyond the visual experience and look inward. 
 
The exhibition will be on display through June 22nd, 2019.
 
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
 
UDO NÖGER - Born in Germany and now based in Florida and Geneva, Nöger is widely renowned for his luminous abstract paintings, whose primary medium is nothing less than light itself.  With his innovative, process-intensive technique, the artist creates powerfully reductivist compositions in a range of whites and silvery grayscale tones.  While the paintings evoke the immaculate austerity of minimalism, they share a closer affinity with the Arte Povera movement of the 1960s and 70s, for Nöger has long been interested in transcending the limitations of the painted canvas and expanding its possibilities.  
 
JAMES VERBICKY - Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from Polish descent, James Verbicky now lives and works in Southern California.  In 2010, Verbicky debuted the media paintings, mixed media works that stimulate the viewer with both content and texture. Verbicky presents us with the result of decades of attempts to persuade, manipulate, and coerce through subtle and suggestive imagery. His works are at once deeply conceptual and hauntingly beautiful: their abstraction capturing both forgotten and persisting icons of media and reminding us that we are constantly being influenced. 

Arena 2

Udo Noger

Arena 2

Mixed Media on Canvas

60 x 80 in

Wasser kreisend 3, 2018

Udo Noger

Wasser kreisend 3, 2018

Mixed Media On Canvas

60 x 72 in

Citta Samtana Diptych 233, 2019

James Verbicky

Citta Samtana Diptych 233, 2019

Mixed media and resin on wood

45 x 60 x 2 in

Citta Samtana Diptych 235, 2019

James Verbicky

Citta Samtana Diptych 235, 2019

Mixed media and resin on panel

48 x 48 x 2 in

Das Licht - ja das Licht #3, 2019

Udo Noger

Das Licht - ja das Licht #3, 2019

Mixed media on canvas

72 x 60 in

Gleichlos 33

Udo Noger

Gleichlos 33

Mixed Media on Canvas

56 x 40 in

Zermissend 20, 2018

Udo Noger

Zermissend 20, 2018

mixed media on canvas

36 x 33 in

Blitz 64, 2014

James Verbicky

Blitz 64, 2014

Mixed Media and Resin on Panel

45 x 60 in

Citta Samtana 236, 2019

James Verbicky

Citta Samtana 236, 2019

Mixed Media and Resin on Panel

60 x 80 x 2 in

Innere Ferne 34, 2018

Udo Noger

Innere Ferne 34, 2018

Mixed media on canvas

56 x 40 in

Innere Ferne 33, 2018

Udo Noger

Innere Ferne 33, 2018

Mixed Media On Canvas

40 x 56 in

Zermissend 21, 2018

Udo Noger

Zermissend 21, 2018

Mixed Media On Canvas

33 x 36 in

Citta Samtana Diptych 212, 2018

James Verbicky

Citta Samtana Diptych 212, 2018

Mixed media and resin on wood

45 x 60 x 2 in

Citta Samtana 233, 2019

James Verbicky

Citta Samtana 233, 2019

Mixed Media and Resin on Panel

45 x 60 x 2 in

Wartend, 2018

Udo Noger

Wartend, 2018

Acrylic And Mixed Media On Canvas

40 x 56 in

Zermissened 19, 2018

Udo Noger

Zermissened 19, 2018

Mixed Media On Canvas

36 x 33 in

Mindstream 36, 2019

James Verbicky

Mindstream 36, 2019

Mixed media & resin on panel

48 x 48 x 2 in

Open Head, 2019

Udo Noger

Open Head, 2019

Mixed media on canvas

64 x 48 in

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Forgetting the Real: Udo Noger & James Verbicky
Laura Rathe Fine Art announces Forgetting the Real, a duo exhibition featuring distinguished artists James Verbicky and Udo Nöger. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, May 18th, from 6-9pm at 2707 Colquitt St. Art poses questions and invites contemplation; manifesting what is beautiful and uncovering truths. In a media centered world, what is real is relative. A person’s view of the world is a perceived reality. Through his paintings, James Verbicky subtly exposes the media for manipulating thought and behavior to drive consumerism. In his collages, Verbicky uses vintage and current media clippings, dissecting them to form new messages. His work leads viewers to question the undeniable prevalence of popular imagery and its effect on modern life. Presented in complete juxtaposition to Verbicky’s work are the luminous abstract paintings of Udo Nöger. By reducing his color palette to an ethereal spectrum of a seemingly infinite range of white and grey tones, Udo’s paintings provide viewers with a resting point from the ever changing mediascape. Unrestricted to form, his multi- layered compositions create a dance of light: glowing, ricocheting and refracting. This openness allows us the time and space to ponder. The artworks in Forgetting the Real challenge viewers to go beyond the visual experience and look inward. The exhibition will be on display through June 22nd, 2019. ABOUT THE ARTISTS UDO NÖGER - Born in Germany and now based in Florida and Geneva, Nöger is widely renowned for his luminous abstract paintings, whose primary medium is nothing less than light itself. With his innovative, process-intensive technique, the artist creates powerfully reductivist compositions in a range of whites and silvery grayscale tones. While the paintings evoke the immaculate austerity of minimalism, they share a closer affinity with the Arte Povera movement of the 1960s and 70s, for Nöger has long been interested in transcending the limitations of the painted canvas and expanding its possibilities. JAMES VERBICKY - Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from Polish descent, James Verbicky now lives and works in Southern California. In 2010, Verbicky debuted the media paintings, mixed media works that stimulate the viewer with both content and texture. Verbicky presents us with the result of decades of attempts to persuade, manipulate, and coerce through subtle and suggestive imagery. His works are at once deeply conceptual and hauntingly beautiful: their abstraction capturing both forgotten and persisting icons of media and reminding us that we are constantly being influenced. 
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Laura Rathe Fine Art
Houston
TX
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