Exhibitions - Annemarie Verna Gallery
 

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

February 17 to April 21, 2018

Exhibition opening was on Saturday, February 17, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm the book presentation of “How to Paint” at 2:30pm.
A talk had be held with the author Jerry Zeniuk and the publisher Dr. Heinz Liesbrock, Director of Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop.

It is an important book that was written by Jerry Zeniuk and published in an English / German edition in 2017 (Sieveking Verlag, Munich). This momentous text is clearly structured into 37 short chapters. The artist writes about his experiences with painting and shares his insights and findings as a painter, which he passed onto his students and considered and clarified with them during his time as a teacher. An informative and enlightening read in a time of often contrary and confounded conceptions of art.

Jerry Zeniuk in “How to Paint”:  Visual artists, painters in particular, think outside the limitations of language. I would say the fullest explanation of their method is the understandig of space, whether it is actual space or pictorial space. Pictorial space is an imaginary space generally seen in pictures or paintings. Space has no time. Time comes from moving about in space. Pictorial space is quickly grasped, making for a static image, but moving about in this static space enhances the visual experience and takes place in time. So when we look at a picture, we see everything at once; but in real time we see much more, although the image has not changed. Space has no limits. Seeing the space, moving about in the space takes time and creates dimensions. Seeing is very different from language. Everything we see takes place in a space. This space has a light. We see the light in the objects that reflect it. And a painter, and in particular a color painter, sees the color of the light on a plane independent of the corporeal form.  This transformation is what visual thinking concerns itself with in the creation of images. A painter sees and thinks about the organization of color on a plane that suggests a space. The picture plane is an imaginary plane corresponding to the surface of a picture and, in particular, a painting. The picture plane, and what takes place upon it, is where serendipity can occur. Color releases emotions, and the pictorial space is a non-judgmental place that frames and contains these emotions so they may give access to a universal understanding. A masterpiece never seems to have been painted, but rather to have always existed.

Our gallery’s first exhibition with Jerry Zeniuk took place in 1977. From 1992 to 2011, Zeniuk taught at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich.

Installation views

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 4

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 4

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 1

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view office room

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view office room

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view office room

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view office room

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view office room

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view office room

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 1

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 2

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 2

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 2

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 2

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 3

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 3

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 3

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 3

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 4

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 4

Jerry Zeniuk / “How to Paint”

Installation view room 4

Works

Jerry Zeniuk / Dachau Bilder  1994  53 x 59 cm watercolor on paper

Dachau Bilder
1994
53 x 59 cm
watercolor on paper

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled (Mooseurach)  2005  26.5 x 38 cm watercolor on Paper

Untitled (Mooseurach)
2005
26.5 x 38 cm
watercolor on Paper

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 232  2000  160 x 152 cm oil on canvas

Untitled Nr. 232
2000
160 x 152 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 232  2000  160 x 152 cm oil on canvas

Untitled Nr. 232
2000
160 x 152 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 271  2004  170 x 193 cm oil on linen

Untitled Nr. 271
2004
170 x 193 cm
oil on linen

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 271  2004  170 x 193 cm oil on linen

Untitled Nr. 271
2004
170 x 193 cm
oil on linen

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 208  1998  160 x 152 cm oil on canvas

Untitled Nr. 208
1998
160 x 152 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 208  1998  160 x 152 cm oil on canvas

Untitled Nr. 208
1998
160 x 152 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled  1999  31 x 28 cm oil on canvas

Untitled
1999
31 x 28 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled (Italia)  2001  75 x 70 cm oil on canvas

Untitled (Italia)
2001
75 x 70 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 247  2002  160 x 152 cm oil on canvas

Untitled Nr. 247
2002
160 x 152 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 247  2002  160 x 152 cm oil on canvas

Untitled Nr. 247
2002
160 x 152 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled  2011  40 x 40 cm oil on canvas

Untitled
2011
40 x 40 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled  2014  70 x 70 cm oil on canvas

Untitled
2014
70 x 70 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled  2006  40 x 40 cm oil on canvas

Untitled
2006
40 x 40 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 348  2017  170 x 170 cm acrylic on canvas

Untitled Nr. 348
2017
170 x 170 cm
acrylic on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 348  2017  170 x 170 cm acrylic on canvas

Untitled Nr. 348
2017
170 x 170 cm
acrylic on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 303  2009  160 x 160 cm oil on canvas

Untitled Nr. 303
2009
160 x 160 cm
oil on canvas

Jerry Zeniuk / Untitled Nr. 303  2009  160 x 160 cm oil on canvas

Untitled Nr. 303
2009
160 x 160 cm
oil on canvas