81C Presents Steve Counselman Solo Art Exhibition, Opening Saturday


Image from “St. Thomas Golgotha, Cityscapes” by Steve Counselman. (Courtesy of 81C)

The new exhibition “St. Thomas Golgotha, Cityscapes” by Steve Counselman, opens Saturday, July 9, and features new paintings by an acclaimed Historic Charlotte Amalie centered artist.

Opening reception hours are 5 p.m. to midnight, with Counselman on site at 81C throughout. Complimentary beverages served.

Charlotte Amalie primarily based artist Steve Counselman has produced an inquisitive new selection of cityscapes that includes both of those acquainted territory and worldly poetry. These paintings, showcasing primarily sunsets in excess of Charlotte Amalie, replicate bold innovative license, religious homage, and tribute to a wondrous old town. This assortment of wonderful artwork emotes to equal parts urban, tropical, and biblical themes.


ARTIST Assertion

Steve Counselman. (Courtesy of 81C)

Irrespective of whether or not one thinks in the Divinity of Christ Jesus, one simply cannot deny the influence He designed on humankind. The Bible teaches that the union or Spirit between God and humankind was broken with Adam and that Jesus came to restore that bond. For that Jesus was frequently harassed and forced to flee, and eventually set to dying. It was Jesus who chose the time and put to sacrifice Himself by crucifixion in between two burglars. It was not “Jesus Christ Superstar” 2000 a long time back. It was the brutality of the Roman conquerors alongside with the Jewish superior priests who saw Jesus as a heretic and a danger to their dogmatic beliefs and way of lifetime that dominated the working day. In accordance to Jewish custom made, the Sabbath commences at sunset on Friday, and all get the job done ought to be completed by this time. This is why the legs ended up damaged on the two robbers, who with out leg assist asphyxiated. And Jesus who experienced by now asphyxiated, was stabbed in the lungs with a spear wherever blood and drinking water spilled out. For people who really do not know the crucified died of asphyxiation which is when the lungs fill up with fluids and drowning takes place.

Impression from “St. Thomas Golgotha, Cityscapes” by Steve Counselman. (Courtesy of 81C)

On the western rim of the geological amphitheater which surrounds the city of Charlotte Amalie exactly where Solberg Road lifeless finishes at Miller Manor, there, jutting into the western sky, are three telephone poles that remind me of that day on Golgotha. Sunset, when all appears peaceful and serene- as if almost nothing occurred, just yet another day. And so, as a tribute to Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice I have painted these 12 paintings in an try to personalize His triumph in excess of loss of life and His greatest assure kept. For the viewer: I have created my statement and the paintings speak for by themselves now. Whichever discussion you have with them is yours on your own. You have absolute license to have your personal feelings and emotions when you confront these paintings. What meanings you give and just take from the paintings are yours, no matter if you pick out to share them or not.

Graphic from “St. Thomas Golgotha, Cityscapes” by Steve Counselman. (Courtesy of 81C)

-Steve Counselman, Charlotte Amalie, June 2022.

Steve Counselman lives in the historic mansion once owned by Standard Santa Ana in the city of Charlotte Amalie where by he derives inspiration from the people who stay there as very well as the myriad of townscapes and the happenings of residing in town. Steve been given a BFA at the College of Florida and operates generally in oils on panel, paper, and often canvas and combined media. His influences are several, both equally residing and lengthy useless. Presently his two favorites are George Bellows and Banksy.

81C is an function venue and art gallery in historic downtown Charlotte Amalie. The area is offered for personal and community pop-up event rentals and rotates art exhibitions each and every four-six weeks. Standard gallery open hours are every single Wednesday 5-10PM and Sunday 2-8PM. Stop by 81CVI.COM

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