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Robert Feintuch’s third exhibition at CRG includes two life-sized paintings of knights and several paintings of clouds and sunsets. One of the knights, simultaneously armored and half naked, is exposed and vulnerable, and the other, poised at the edge of a precipice, looks off into a sunset. The knight paintings are pictures of defenses gone awry. The paintings of clouds, images suggestive of transience, seem to offer solace in their light and color. In the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Kirby Gookin says that the cloud pictures “offer a place of emotional and spiritual tranquility. Imbued with the frailty and vulnerability of his figures, they share a common conceptual fabric that meets somewhere in the psychic nebula of free association.” Several paintings from the exhibition will be included in “Figuration” at the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna in April, 2003.