Throwing, drawing and dripping with paint straight from the tube. Add fantastic color arrangement and it will lead to the enigmatic lyricism of Streicher’s original take on pure painting. Within, anything is possible, fresh and authentic, yet he remains the consummate outsider, continuing to reinvent what we might see as familiar, while stretching the boundaries of paint’s possibilities.
Working on small and medium sized canvases, Mr. Streicher, ever the reactionary, creates a humanistic picture of art’s possibilities within the confines of the tradition of pure paint. Conscious of both fashion and tradition, he ensnares his viewers, both through the vibrancy of color sensation and the reconsideration of the decorative, generating a personal poetry of unique tension, while operating on the fringes of the good/bad painting conundrum.
Coming out of the vital New York Dance scene in the 70’s and 80’s, Mr. Streicher took his place as a seminal dance figure, turning to paint in the later 90’s, and has proceeded experimentally with his postmodern hybrid canvases with the same authentic voice, which had marked his innovative choreography.
Mr. Streicher attended Goddard College and The Neighborhood Playhouse School of The Theatre and has shown his painting at the Pat Hearn Gallery, Albert Insinger Gallery among many others and received numerous awards, grants, and commissions both in the dance and visual Arts.
oil and acrylic on canvas
60 x 36 in.