Friday, June 15, 2012
TEENSY WEENSY SOLO EXHIBITION: "Don't Go" by Cary Polkovitz
The story behind "Don't Go," in the words of West Palm Beach artist Cary Polkovitz ...
"I found with myself with an unexpected week away from my grown-up job and had been pining to do a large-scale piece. I drove on up to the art store and grabbed the biggest canvas I thought I could get into my apartment. Unfortunately my car didn't cooperate and I had to go one size down. That being said, a 5' x 3' painting was still rather sizable. This was to be a present to myself for the holiday season.
I don't traditionally discuss why I do a piece. I am always fascinated how others view what comes from my head. This piece, 'Don't Go' has gotten quite a lot of love since I did it and I suppose I could say a little something about it. I initially meant for the piece to be upbeat and a little whimsical but, as I tend to do, I went a little darker and deeper. In painting a little boy reaching for something new, he leaves behind the wonder and play of his childhood. Those things, often forgotten, float aimlessly but looking towards him.
When we grow-up (those of us who do) we leave behind a sense of wonder and whimsy that is essential to being happy. So many forget to look at the little things and remember why we loved them or were fascinated by them in the first place.
Watching my nephews grow, it makes me realize how much so many people lose. If you have the choice, don't go. Don't become a grown-up. At least, not one of those miserable ones. We have plenty of them, thank you very much."
"Don't Go" is on exhibit through June at Bash Wine Cafe & Catering in Sunrise. Polkovitz will also exhibit in Star Trek, Art Nouveau Events' themed art party featuring more than 25 artists, music by Danxiety and artist awards from Jerry's Artarama,. The party starts at 8 p.m. June 20 at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Polkovitz is also the creator of Often Overlooked, an ongoing series of photographs and short completely made up tales.
This is the first in a series of Teensy Weensy Solo Exhibitions.