'From Brooklyn to Barns' show opens at RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group invites the public to the opening reception for the exhibition by Michael Fauerbach: A Retrospective “From Brooklyn to Barns” on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The exhibit will feature the paintings, watercolors, drawings and three-dimensional constructions of the late Catskill area artist Michael Fauerbach.

Although his work over the last 40 years exhibits different styles, dimensions and subject matter, it follows a consistent theme. Michael Fauerbach tells a story, the history and future of the people and buildings that were the subjects of his work. His soulful attention to his subject matter is revealed by close and careful observation. The results are the push and pull of technique and dimensionality, moving from a flat canvas to an increasingly textural surface, then bursting into three dimensional space and back again. Whatever the medium, Michael Fauerbach’s love for his subject matter and his commitment to communicate its beauty shines throughout this body of work.

Born in the Bronx, Michael’s first studio was on Houston Street in the Bowery. He also worked and lived in Brooklyn, Tribeca, and Jersey City. He was a founding member of the Rhino Horn Group, an artist movement in the 1970s that was counterpoint to the more avant-garde movements of that time. Michael remained throughout his career an artist in the realistic-humanistic tradition.

Michael and his wife of over 40 years, Ellen, bought property in the Catskills in 1986. This is when Mike started his portraits of barns. The Fauerbachs settled permanently in the Catskills in 2003. We gratefully acknowledge Ellen Fauerbach for all her contributions to this exhibition and for sharing with us details of her life, both as a collaborator and a partner, of the artist Michael Fauerbach.

The exhibition will be on view at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Walt Meade Gallery and Hilt Kelly Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, January 10 through March 17, or by appointment.