Tag: Art Exhibition

Art Omi’s Newmark Gallery Reopens w/ Exhibition by Painter and Mixed Media Artist, Howardena Pindell

 

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Still from Free, White and 21, Howardena Pindell
Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery

Earlier this month, Art Omi reopened the Newmark Gallery with an exhibition of photo collage and video art by American painter and mixed media artist, Howardena Pindell. Pindell’s extensive body of work addresses political themes, including racism, physical trauma, memory, and the human experience.

Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Howardena Pindell studied painting at Boston University and Yale University. After graduating, she accepted a job at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for 12 years (1967–1979), first as Exhibition Assistant, then as Assistant Curator in the Department of National and International Traveling Exhibitions, and finally as an Associate Curator and Acting Director in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books.  In 1979, she began teaching at the State University of New York, Stony Brook where she is now a full professor. Throughout her career, Pindell has exhibited extensively.

Pindell often employs lengthy, metaphorical processes of destruction/reconstruction. She cuts canvases in strips and sews them back together, building up surfaces in elaborate stages. She paints or draws on sheets of paper, punches out dots from the paper using a paper hole punch, drops the dots onto her canvas, and finally squeegees paint through the “stencil” left in the paper from which she had punched the dots. Almost invariably, her paintings are installed unstretched, held to the wall merely by the strength of a few finishing nails. The artist’s fascination with gridded, serialized imagery, along with surface texture appears throughout her oeuvre. Even in her later, more politically charged work, Pindell reverts to these thematic focuses in order to address social issues of homelessness, AIDs, war, genocide, sexism, xenophobia, and apartheid.

Howardena Pindell’s work has been featured in many landmark museum exhibitions, such as: Contemporary Black Artists in America (1971, Whitney Museum of American Art), Rooms (1976, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center), Another Generation (1979, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Afro-American Abstraction (1980, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center), The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s (1990, New Museum of Contemporary Art), and Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African-American Women Artists (1996, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta).

DATES: Now through November 1, 2020
Every Friday through Sunday / 11am – 4pm

ADMISSION: Free / Registration Required

A timed entry system will permit gallery visitation. Visitors will be able to register for a half-hour slot in advance, or upon arrival to the Sculpture & Architecture Park if space is available at that time. No more than eight visitors will be allowed in the gallery at once, and all visitors will be required to wear masks during their visit. 
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LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center Newmark Gallery
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Claverack Library Art Exhibition Opening of Still Lifes by Nancy Hagin, Jan 18

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The Claverack Free Library announces the opening of an exhibition of still lifes by painter Nancy Hagin, a nationally known artist who lives locally and in New York City.

This is the second show in the library’s new Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation gallery space. Ms Hagin will be present at the opening this Saturday to discuss her work, so bring your questions and stay for refreshments.

Screen Shot 2020-01-12 at 9.00.00 PMNancy Hagin is a contemporary realist painter. Working in acrylic and watercolor, she is known for her lush hues, exploration of color symmetries and opulent patterns. Hagin received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA from Yale University. She has served as an instructor at the Maryland Institute of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Cooper Union and SUNY/Purchase in New York, and worked as a visiting artist/guest lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Hagin has been honored with a Fulbright Grant, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Mass.; Brandeis University, and the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department among others. She showed for many years at the Alpha Gallery in Boston and the Fischbach Gallery in New York City. Since 1983, she has maintained a house and studio in Glenco Mills.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 18, 2020 / 4pm

LOCATION: Claverack Free Library
629 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY 12513

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Spencertown Academy Juried Regional Art Exhibition

Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents its fifth annual Regional Juried Art Show. On Sunday, October 7, there will be an opening reception, and the exhibit will remain on display through October 28.

This year’s theme is “Light and Shadow: the Artist’s Eye, Perceptions, and Choices” and the guest juror is Bruce Bergmann. Bergmann, received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. He went on to work with galleries in SoHo, Chelsea, and the Upper East Side, all while doing his own studio work. In 2003, he opened his own gallery, BCB ART on Warren Street in Hudson, New York. Bergmann has devoted himself to showing the work of international, national, and regional artists. He has extensive experience as a jurist in the Hudson Valley.

The artists to be featured in the Juried Regional Art Show include Karen Andrews (West Stockbridge, MA), Fern Apfel (Kinderhook, NY), Kim Bach (Hudson, NY), Deborah Bayly (Poestenkill, NY), Irja Boden (Ghent, NY), Arlene Boehm (Hudson, NY), Patrick Brown (Valatie, NY), Frank Curran (Kinderhook, NY), Mary Anne Davis (Spencertown, NY), Elizabeth DiPalma (Ghent, NY), Mary Jo Downey (Alplaus, NY), Diane Fader (Kinderhook, NY), Stephanie Frank Sassoon (Ghent, NY), Patricia Frik (Housatonic, MA), Peter Fritsch (Copake, NY), Page Ginns (Valatie, NY), Laura Hammond Toonkel (Millbrook, NY), Eden Hart (Catskill, NY), Valerie Hoffman (Elizaville, NY), Linda Horn (Spencertown, NY), Karen Hummel (Stuyvesant, NY), Marta Jaremko (Delmar, NY), ML Kammel (Tyringham, MA), Gwenn Mayers (East Chatham, NY), Alice McGowan (South Egremont, MA), Bob Newman (Spencertown, NY), Andrew Pellettieri (Kinderhook, NY), Georgia Ranney, (Valatie, NY), Scott Reynolds (Hudson, NY), Mary Ellen Riell (Schenectady, NY), Michael Rose (Walkill, NY), Lori Rothstein (Ancram, NY), Joel Schiller (Chatham, NY), Jody Schoenfeld (Valatie, NY), Laura Shore (Altamont, NY), Amy Silberkleit (Gilboa, NY), George Spencer (Kinderhook, NY), Allison Steel (Old Chatham, NY), Rose Tannenbaum (Great Barrington, MA), Amelia Toelke (Chatham, NY), Marlene Vidibor (Ghent, NY), Betsy Wallin (Kinderhook, NY), and Steven Wildermuth (Ghent, NY).

DATES/TIMES:LightShadow
Sunday, October 7, 2018:  Opening Reception from 3pm to 5pm
Exhibit through October 28: Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm

ADMISSION:
Free. Most of the artworks are for sale; a portion of the proceeds benefits the Academy.

LOCATION:
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY 12165

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Phone: (518) 392-3693

 

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