April 22 - May 15, 2004
Closed Saturday, May 1 & 8
Track 16 Gallery is pleased to announce the
exhibition TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET: Recent catastrophes and moral dilemmas
on wood, paintings by Joseph Bertiers. Forty-year-old self-taught Kenyan
artist Joseph Bertiers has never ventured outside of his country, his
paintings on wood depict events of international consequence. War, politics,
terrorism, natural and man-made disasters, celebrity scandals, heads of
state: he takes no prisoners, and like the press, leaves the matter of
reaction to the viewer. Gathering his source material from newpapers,
magazines, and television, Bertiers covers the world--from Columbine to
Baghdad, from Bush to bin Laden--in a unique painting style that is
colorful, energetic, and laced with irony and humor.
The opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 22, from 6 to 8
P.M. The exhibition will run through May 15, 2004. Gallery hours are 11 A.M..
to 6 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.