Mirrors and Shadows at Castelli Gallery
December 11, 2011

Barbara Bertozzi Castelli is doing a show of Lichtenstein “Mirror” paintings and Warhol “Shadow” paintings; what an interesting combination. As she explained to me, both artists tried to use their personal figurative painting styles to paint something that has no form. Shadows and mirrors are essentially unpaintable. What an interesting connection, and an interesting show – go see it.

There’s Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, she’s happy, she’s got a great show.

There’s Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, she’s happy, she’s got a great show.

Lichtenstein Victorian mirror looks trippy and ominous in the townhouse setting.

Lichtenstein Victorian mirror looks trippy and ominous in the townhouse setting.

A beautiful large Lichtenstein mirror.

A beautiful large Lichtenstein mirror.

Here’s the small one, made me think of the mirror in Jean Cocteau’s “Orphee”… looks great.

Here’s the small one, made me think of the mirror in Jean Cocteau’s “Orphee”… looks great.

This small one’s from ’69, it’s a beauty.

This small one’s from ’69, it’s a beauty.

Warhol diamond-dust shadow from the mid-seventies.

Warhol diamond-dust shadow from the mid-seventies.

A small shadow, is it figuration or abstraction? Of course it’s figurative abstraction! Come on, everybody knows that!

A small shadow, is it figuration or abstraction? Of course it’s figurative abstraction! Come on, everybody knows that!

This is the beautiful red one, very conceptual, too.

This is the beautiful red one, very conceptual, too.

Ciao, Barbara… grazie and congratulations!