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David Berger: Space for the Human Heart

J. David Berger, Family at Table (detail)

David Berger, Family at Table (detail), n.d. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Estate of Ruth Berger.

March 15–May 17, 2015

Members Only Reception

Saturday, March 14 \ 6–8pm
Refreshments served \ Cash bar
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This reception is sponsored in part by Panopticon Imaging.


About the Exhibition

David Berger’s paintings, prints and sculptures are ecstatic celebrations of domestic life. While the immediate subject may have been his own family, his intention was most decidedly universal. Called a “poet of the home” by fellow artist Lawrence Kupferman, Berger created paintings that worked to eliminate frantic activity from daily life and instead asked viewers to meditate on quiet moments shared between parents and children. Within simplified rooms and open landscapes, Berger’s work describes a tranquil space in which there is room for the human heart.

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