Feldsott: Chants & Prayers Exhibit
The Mexican Museum
The Mexican Museum presents “Chants & Prayers,” an exhibit of work by Yisrael K. Feldsott, at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Curator Peter Selz, former curator of painting and sculpture at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum, has selected signature pieces from Feldsott’s visceral and controversial body of work.
Feldsott’s 40-year art career incorporates gritty street art from the fringes of modern culture and is inspired by his interactions with Beat poets, addicts, and punk rock musicians. He has become an advocate for indigenous people, working with tribal leaders in South America and Mexico, a passion also reflected in his work. While disillusioned with the hyper-political art scene and issues of censorship and commercialization; Feldsott continues to craft work that stimulates primal reactions in viewers, avoids trying to decipher insider artistic jargon, and opposes cryptic, inaccessible creative statements.
The artist’s reception takes place Friday, June 23, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.