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MARTIN LUBNER
June 25 – July 26, 201


Doubts and Fears

 

THOUGHTS IN THE INNER AND OUTER LIFE

Morning toast, cheese, coffee and newspapers…Syria, Poverty, Crash on the 405, Egypt…..must paint over “Studio Chair”, raw umber, naples yellow…..Bergamot Station, phone ringing, “itsy bitsy spider”….buy Courbet Green (Williamsburg)….studio smells, mixed oily substances, turpentine, ammonia odor of casein, Ignorance and Racism, sticky 3 inch brush, drips of stand oil….June 3rd election, the jobless and education…”What Is Essential?”…….title of a painting?” Citroen Day”?.....Shostakovich’s 8th Quartet…..lunch, black bread, herring and coffee…”less is more or plenty of nothing”…..VW needs gasoline…terrible heat wave….mix purple madder alizarin with cadmium green….add shovel to studio chair….piss….call Brian….tornados in midwest……paint over “Citroen Day” with ultra marine and cold black….charcoal over paint on “Studio Chair With Shovel” …buy paper plates for palette at Smart and Final….buy gas…..Blair Spray…. tube squeezer stuck on Graphite Grey tube…..find pliers….Blick Art Supply buy Courbet Green and Cadmium Green……..11x14 inch canvasses….”.Only thing that doesn’t change is change itself”….toilet overflows and keeps running…..dip 9b pencil in spit and smudge….work over portraits….”Each life converges to some center..”(Emily Dickinson)….Brahms Requiem….

Martin Lubner, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dot’s Pan, 2014, 11 x 14"
Dot’s Pan, 2014, oil on canvas, 11 x 14"

 

 

 

Lunch on the Beach, 2013-14, oil on canvas, 59 x 83"
Lunch on the Beach, 2013-14, oil on canvas, 59 x 83"

 
  Dread Dreamed, 2012-14, oil on canvas, 59 x 84"
Dread Dreamed,, 2012-14, oil on canvas, 59 x 84"
  Studio Chair and Shovel, 2013-14, oil on canvas, 26 x 32 ¼"
Studio Chair and Shovel,, 2013-14, oil on canvas, 26 x 32 ¼"

 

 

   

Last of the Toilet Paper, 2011-14, oil on canvas, 11 x 14"
Last of the Toilet Paper, 2011-14, oil on canvas, 11 x 14"

 

 

 

 

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