Intolerance, violence and war in the name of a deity, church, tribe or state have dogged civilization from time immemorial. Robert Marx -as historian, journalist and prophet- comments on the arrogance of power; the exclusivity of the institutions of church and state; the abuse of and by both spouse and child; our own and others' personal fears and insecurities; and on the conventions we have chosen to impose upon ourselves. In light of global affairs today, and particularly in advance of the US presidential election, this work is timely. Viewers are invited not to abandon their beliefs, but for a sober moment at least to consider the voluntary absence of God.
THE ARTIST: Rochester, NY, based artist, Robert Ernst Marx (b. 1925), is a late career artist with an impressive resume . He has been represented locally by Davidson Galleries since 1970. He is also represented in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York and in the UK.