Featured Artist: Lovid
Saul Chernick, “The Predator’s Waltz,” 2006, Ink on Paper, 16 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches framed
Saul Chernick’s drawings reinterpret and reconfigure classical images of the miraculous as they appear in Judeo/Christian mythology. Using a mark language that carries the same sense of weight and authority that religious iconography tends to possess, his drawings are set in Protosapia, an Eden like-environment that serves as both laboratory and breeding ground for an alternate or “would-be” human species. It is a place where ideas about creation, sexual politics, and iconography coalesce to create new possibilities embodied by its inhabitants, the Protosapiens. Saul, received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 and his MFA from Rutgers University in 2001. His work is currently on view at Max Protetch Gallery.