If Loving You Is Wrong I don’t Wan’t To Be Right

“Twining”, 44“ x 72”, epoxy resin on wood, 2009, Eric FinziWhat thoughts lie behind our facial expression or emotions? How do we reconcile feelings that don’t match our faces? For alchemist and painter Eric Finzi, the answer is never quite what it seems. Whether the happy lover only frowns in the mirror, or morphs into a suppressed alter-ego in a watery narcissus reflection, the emotional meaning of the protagonists’ glances is unclear. These emotional narratives invite closer inspection only to disappear into chaotic whirls of paint trapped in resin like ancient life forms found in amber.