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"Rainbow Warrior: The Visionary Works of Glenn Moosnick"
2005-02-25 until 2005-03-31
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Fountain Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Rainbow Warrior: The Visionary Works of Glenn Moosnick. Curated by Heather Moosnick, the artistís sister, the show features Glennís oil pastels and poetry. Glenn Moosnick died in the fall of 2004. Glenn identified the Rainbow Warrior as someone able to live and breathe unconditional love, said Heather Moosnick. Glenn did this naturally, because for him there was no other option. He was a passionate, compassionate, life-giving lover of souls in all forms. This show is a celebration of an extraordinary body of work and an even more extraordinary life well-lived.
Glenn Moosnicks oil pastel paintings and poetry are an open door to a place of searing beauty and mysticism. Whether depicting an angel in a single, elegant line (as did Picasso) or a kaleidoscopic nature scene in brash Technicolor (as did Van Gogh), Glenns compositions break through form to reach the subjectís spirit.
Fountain Gallery is a not-for-profit cooperative representing artists living and working with mental illness. All Fountain Gallery artists are members of Fountain House, a groundbreaking organization founded in 1948 and dedicated to helping individuals recovering from mental illness. Since its opening in 2000, Fountain Gallery has presented more than 30 exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media work. Through creating visionary art, achieving commercial success and generating public dialogue, Fountain Gallery artists make a vital contribution to the New York arts community, while challenging the stigma surrounding mental illness.