oil, enamel, and acrylic on canvas
40" x 480"
MIGDOLL EXPANSION RECONSTRUCTION & RE-EMERGENCE At once, the many split
and expand the imagery of the present
time into a pure sense of motion.
At once, the active bodies in the ordinary
experience of motion are separated
and reconstructed in a spatial sequence.
At once, the literal photographic impressions
are submerged and re-emerged in
transformational painting aesthetics.
These terms of the metaphysical, the
constructional and the transcendental
are to premeditative fields in the art
of Herbert Migdoll.
The exactness of incrementally regulated
shutters of the fixed positioned camera
fragments time into spatial components of motion,
allowing the known to be metaphysically
cognized through its structured secrets.
In his The Swimming Dancer, the water's fluidity, waves and transparency
and the swimmerís buoyancy, actions and motions set the stage for directing
the events into a multi-layered imagery.
Herbert Migdollís multi-layered technique
begins under the surface of the canvas
where the photographic image pushes it-
self into the fibersí weaving, and itís built
upwardly the addition of thick interactive
fluid mixtures, the flow regulated according to the
artistís controlling sense of concealing and
revealing, to achieve his artistic signature.
Gamal El-Zoghby May 16, 1995
(Text from Venice Biennale catalogue 1995
for Art Laguna Exhibit)