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Press Release

PAUL KASMIN GALLERY is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition of NEW PAINTINGS by MARK INNERST, on view at 293 Tenth Avenue from September 7 through October 7, 2006.

Innerst reinvigorates the urban and architectural landscape capturing the subtleties of light and the deconstruction of its geometry. This new group of paintings takes the viewer from New York City to Philadelphia and Cape May, exploring the complex forms in the steel armatures of the symmetrical twin Delaware Memorial Bridge, the twisting roller coasters of Wildwood, NJ, and echoed in the skyscrapers and hovering cranes of New York City.

The scale of his paintings shift from the intimate and jewel-like to some of the largest works he has completed to date, measuring 60 x 40 inches. He creates surfaces of brilliant atmospheric light by meticulously layering oils or acrylics, some works to porcelain like luster, and completes each with a handmade frame.

With his astute sensibility and masterful technique, Innerst transcends the commonplace, elevating his everyday subject matter to a heroic level. His paintings invite the viewer to savor the fleeting images of our surroundings, offering a valuable glimpse into humanity.

Mark Innerst divides his time between Cape May, NJ and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His works are included in major museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

Mark Innerst: New Paintings will be open for viewing at 293 10th Avenue, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.
Ron Galella: The Disco Years will be open for viewing at 511 West 27th Street , September 6 – October 7.

For further information please contact the gallery at 212.563.4474