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September 11 - October 17, 2009

Caleb Weintraub: Sunday Games and Souvenirs

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Situation Room, 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36x48"

In this new body of work, Caleb continues to expand his phantasmagorical narrative. The
children/protagonists in his alternate universe, having conquered their world, now begin to develop their culture of leisure, sport, and ritual. They compete for unknown prizes that exist beyond their reach. They obsess and collect souvenirs to mark their passage along this journey. They develop cognition, projecting meaning onto other beings, creating a system of animism to drive and empower their rituals. They become self-aware, conscious of the power of paint itself which defines their existence.

Caleb Weintraub constructs these paintings with a combination of oil and acrylic paint, building images with extraordinary physical presence, fluid crashing colors and heavily textured erupting surfaces.

Please note that the gallery has moved to a new location on the ground floor at 118 N Peoria.

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Great Wide Open, 2009
oil on canvas, 46" x 40"

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Stupendous! Rigor Mortis! 2009
acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36" x 48"

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The unlikely resurrection of General Burnside on account of his estimable whiskers. 2009
oil and acrylic on double-primed Prime Archival paper, 85" x 114 1/12"

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Battle of the Beards, 2009
acrylic on canvas, 42" x 51 1/2"

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Fifth row, center. 2009
oil and acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

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Things that may or may not go on in the dark, in the night. 2009
oil on canvas, 35" X 36 1/2"

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Where there's a will, there's a war. 2009
oil and acrylic on canvas, 48" x 60"

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While wandering, we just came upon it there, like it had sprouted up out of the ground and we knew we would never see anything the same way again. 2009
oil on canvas, 38" x 46"

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Large medium. A crocodile seance. 2009
acrylic on canvas, 46x61 1/2"

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starting top left, in a clockwise spiral:
Blue Ribbon Beard and modicum of regret. 18 points. 2009
acrylic on panel, 12" x 9"

Souvenirs. 12 points. 2009
acrylic on panel, 7" x 23 1/2"

Snout. 14 points. 2009
acrylic on panel, 12" x 9"

Croc claw and energy. 19 points. 2009
acrylic on panel, 12" x 9"

Wall sconce with some spiritual residue. 29 points. 2009
acrylic on canvas, 22" x 28"

Tricorn hat with feelings. 14 points. 2009
acrylic on panel, 9" x 12"

  
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