Exhibit: Irving Norman – Dark Matter at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert
Irving Norman: Dark Matter, November 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020.
>Social Surrealist painter Irving Norman (1906-1989) produced some of the most potent visual indictments of a contemporary world shaped by war, immoral profiteering, and the nightmarish, dehumanizing elements of modern society. His mantra, “to tell the truth of our time” and to unmask the darker, most nefarious elements of human nature, grew from a belief that art had the power to change people’s behavior. His highly detailed dystopian scenes present a message not of hopelessness, but of motivation to effect change.