Artist Ross Bleckner recently exhibited a series of new paintings at the Mary Boone Gallery Chelsea location. Bleckner employs a series of leaf-and-vine pattern in each of the works which optically seems to hover over the painting surface. The “Meditation” paints reference spiritual imagery such as mandalas. The paintings, which use both symbolic and organic forms simultaneously, operate on both a formal and conceptual platform. Bleckner was born in New York in 1949, graduated from New York University in 1971 and California College of the Arts 1973. He currently lives and works in NYC. Blecker began showing with Mary Boone in 1983, and since has completed a dozen shows with the gallery. Addition recent solo exhibitions include works at Ruzicska Gallery, Salzburg, Austria “Dialogue with Space”, Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark and Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, England.