"Michele Mosko suggested that I look at his work, so I called him up and arranged for a trip to Ironton," Zalkind explained. "When I saw the paintings, I had the feeling that they took on heroic themes that most artists his age would shirk from -- cosmic or psycho-spiritual themes. When you see them, you really know that they have a reason to exist." The weird show title -- which Berg took from the Bible and refers to the story of the handwriting on the wall -- makes Zalkind's point.
Berg's handsome neo-abstract-expressionist paintings make a fitting tribute to Still, as Zalkind intended. The show is being unveiled this afternoon at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Singer Gallery, 350 South Dahlia Street, and will run through April 15. Go to www.maccjcc.org or call 303-316-6360 for more information.
Feb. 19-April 29, 2012