Leon Steinmetz
June 18 - July 31, 2016 - LEON STEINMETZ - ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE…Commedia dell’Arte & Other Theater. In this exhibition Leon Steinmetz brings to life his interpretations of theater as it presents and reveals humanity. His characters, mostly from Commedia dell’Arte theatrical movement of the 16th – 18th centuries, exaggerate human emotions. Commedia dell”Arte performances were staged outdoors in and around the Venneto region of Italy. Typified by the use of masks to heighten the dramatic effect, performances were improvised by highly trained professional actors that perfected specific characters - surreptitious servants, devious and foolish old men, the braggadocio politicians and the military, as well as others that came under theater’s sharp scrutiny. The performances were based upon the universal themes of love, jealousy, sex and old age. As one views Steinmetz’ work, these themes become readily apparent by character interactions, and artwork titles, presented as whimsical dialogues. There is a spirited liveliness in Steinmetz’ compositions. His cast of players is eccentric and it exhibits Steinmetz’ trademark – intertwining comic and tragic essences of the human condition. Leon Steinmetz is scheduled to have his second solo exhibition at the renowned Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia. His work is in the permanent collections of leading museums: the British Museum in London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Albertina in Vienna; the Dresden State Art Gallery in Dresden; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts among others. This is Leon Steinmetz’ fifth solo exhibit at Gurari Collections. 
We invite you to see ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE… Commedia dell’Arte & Other Theater, an exhibition of his new work.

Commedia dell"'Arte - He does not know what he is getting into 1
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte - Carnival 2
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia del'Arte - Carnival 1
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte - Carnival 3
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte - Carnival 4
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia del'Arte-We Are Not Going To Harm you 1
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dellArte Pierrot Portrait
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell"Arte Pierrot
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte Columbine Portrait
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte - He does not know what he is getting into 2
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte Harlequin
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte Harlequin Portrait
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte Cocodrilo
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte Lady In Waiting 1
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia del'Arte-We are not going to harm you 2
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte - Lady In Waiting Niece
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte Dwarf Poet
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte Dwarf Treasurer
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte Dwarf General
by Leon Steinmetz
"You're too old, too skinny, and too obnoxious."
by Leon Steinmetz
"I was the best there!" "I'm sure you were."
by Leon Steinmetz
Commedia dell'Arte -He does not know what he is getting into 3
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - " Don't beg me, its useless!"
by Leon Steinmetz
"Let's go, my darling!"
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "Ready to serve you madam."
by Leon Steinmetz
"You must decide now." "Wait, let me think."
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "I didn't know you were so good at dancing." "I'm good at many things!"
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "Its all done, milord!" "Good."
by Leon Steinmetz
"Its really funny, but you wouldn't believe how it ended."
by Leon Steinmetz
"You said so remember?" "No, I don't."
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - " I'm your friend, trust me." 'You don't look trustworthy."
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "I'll find you a nice gentleman, darling."
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "She's very modest. Don't you see it?"
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "We got it!" "Its him!" "Good job.".
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "We're all realtives, caan't you see it?" "I do now."
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - Actors- Venetian Company.
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "She's the best I have, and it's a bargain."
by Leon Steinmetz
Theater Series - "Look at her, isn't she beautiful!."
by Leon Steinmetz