George Strasburger: Parables

George Strasburger was born and raised in a working class neighborhood in Scranton, PA. His first artistic influences were the murals in the Catholic church he attended as a child, admiring and studying the stories and anatomy. Strasburger has a classical approach. His large-scale oil paintings begin with drawings, which make visual for him the finished work in his mind’s eye. His thoughtful compositions and a combination of loose and tight brushwork serve the scenarios he creates. Strasburger’s paintings are his “take” on the human condition, focusing on the common and the good. His characters often perform tasks or engage in activities that to him depict an act or a need that is elemental. He values beauty and he reveals existential truth. He currently lives and paints full time in Tucson, AZ.

This series of oil paintings illustrate the artist's inner dialogue regarding his life and surroundings. Although the paintings are contemporary, they have qualities that are biblical, political, emotional, and psychological.

On exhibit at Sahara West Library from September 2, 2022 through November 26, 2022

Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM