How’s It Gonna End?: Drawings and paintings by Carl Mehrbach
Artist’s Reception: Wed July 10th, 5:30-7 pm.
Art Exhibit: July 8th-September 28th, 2019
10% of any sales will be donated to the Friends of Lyme Library.
Carl Mehrbach began his college education as scientist, obtaining an MS in Oceanography. Mehrbach then moved to New York City to study art. He received his MFA in painting from Boston University in 1979, having studied with Philip Guston, a celebrated 20th Century Master.
After years of self-discovery Mehrbach makes three-dimensional abstract images. Initially he made figurative works. Philip Guston influenced Mehrbach’s early work; some influence may remain, but Mehrbach’simages are completely his own. They have been called imagined landscapes or imagined spaces. The forms in these spaces are articulated through line and color. Atmospheric color coherency creates a sense of place. This allows Mehrbach to create unified images that juxtapose disparate elements. His works reflect Mehrbach‘s vast history of brainstorming. His process is similar to an engineer using a problem solving loop. Mehrbach has found a way to best express his deepest instincts, intuition, and intellect.
Carl Mehrbach has had many exhibitions. He has high regard for drawing as basic to excellence in painting — he is a constant draftsman. There are two ways to understand Mehrbach‘s activities as artist and exhibitor: his Daily Art Blog, www.MehrBLOG.org, and his website, www.MEHRBACH.com.