The Conversation (2009)
Acrylic on canvas
17″ x 21″ (framed)
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George Kocar has exhibited work in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Illinois and France. “I try to capture the lunacy that is modern society in my paintings,” he said. “Some artists try to paint perfection. I believe that nothing is perfect, that perfection and trying to achieve it is lunacy. My paintings engage the audience. They question society. They also provoke laughter. An in laughter, [we] may just [find] the cure.” Just about anything is game for Kocar’s paintings. He says he gathers his ideas from films, store windows, social interactions, fads, television, and countless other sources. “Every painting makes a statement. The world’s a crazy place,” adds Kocar. He wants to provoke not only laughter, but have people pause for a minute and think. Kocar’s work has appeared in six May Shows at the Cleveland Museum of Art and 14 “Butler Mid-Year” shows at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. His work has been in juried exhibitions in numerous New York galleries as well as invitationals, including the Centre International d’ Art Contemporain in Paris. His work is in the collections of American Greetings Corporation, BP America, Central Missouri State University, Cleveland State University, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, and Midwestern State University, Ashland University and Butler Institute of American Art.
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