Brooklyn-based painter Martin Wittfooth is exhibiting gigantic new canvases next month at Lyons Wier Gallery. The latest series continues his surrealistic theme of animals mid biblical acts of martyrdom, violence, suffering and mourning. Pelican as La Pieta spilling rusty metal guts, an elephant baptizing its brood in burning water and calibri committing cannibalism mid-flight. See the devotional “Conceptual Realist” paintings at “The Passions,” Martin Wittfooth, Oct 13 – Nov 12, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC