When recently asked the question, “A mystery patron offers you unlimited funds for life. What will you do with it?” for Westword’s 100 Colorado Creatives blog series, Berg simply replied: “I realized around 44 years of age that my painting was supported, maybe not by the status quo, but by the bigger picture. So I did indeed receive the realization that I had been given unlimited funds for life, on the condition that I paint. So I paint.” Given the capitalistic tenor of the times in the modern art world, where some works of art are sold for millions, Berg’s attitude seems especially refreshing.
Berg will re-emerge on the scene with an exhibit at a venue that’s new for him: the Metropolitan Frame Company, at 424 Broadway. The showcase of new works opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and runs through June 21; for more information, go to metropolitanframe.com or andyberg.net.
Thu., May 22, 6-9 p.m.; Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: May 22. Continues through June 21, 2014