The work in Material Handling by sculptor Noah Loesberg centers on contradictions and meanings they expose. Through shifts in scale and substitutions of materials Loesberg recontextualizes everyday items from our built environment into objects of rarefied ubiquity. Common things often overlooked or simply ignored by most of us are for Loesberg full of beauty and rich with metaphoric potential. In the past he has appropriated storm drains, sewer pipes and smoke detectors among other things. This exhibition will feature two site-specific sculptures, and 4 pattern oriented charcoal and graphite drawings on paper derived from architectural sources.
Richard Garrison analyzes ubiquitous materials and objects from the suburban American landscape, such as Sunday newspaper sale circulars, drive-thru window menu color schemes and product packaging. Through a process of careful scientific-like scrutiny Garrison dissects and restructures the color schemes of common everyday objects and creates Minimalist compositions that expose the beauty in the banal. This deconstruction of quotidian objects and experience is a personal, non-judgmental, examination of the visual, emotional and conceptual aspects of consumerism.
James Cullinane's latest exhibition will include new mixed media paintings on panel and drawings. Cullinane layers paint, map pins and photocopies on Mylar of etchings of animal traps taken from "Camp Life & Tricks of Trapping" by Hamilton Gibson published in 1882 into poetic, metaphorical compositions that explore the process of painting and image making and the meanings of both.
Time Times Three presents the work of three artists Pancho Westendarp, Victoria Burge and Tom Kotik, whose work explores ideas about time. Pancho Westendarp's drawings, videos and installations seek to analyze relationships between time, space, memory and movement. Victoria Burge works on top of old maps to chart new visual systems that convey her explorations into memory, absence and the multiple dimensions and implications of space, both human and scientific. Tom Kotik explores the interaction of music and sculpture in minimal abstractions of sound equipment arranged on the wall like notes on a staff. The colors and reflections of which reveal themselves slowly, silently like a crescendo of sound.
Phillip Buntin’s paintings in acrylic on canvas and enamel on Plexiglas are visual explorations of complexity, ambiguity and understanding. He explores the experiential aspects of incompleteness by creating abstract structures that are explorations between categories of thought in philosophy, science and art
Eye Level with the Smallest Leaf by Louise Dudis features 5 new large-scale pieces from her Fallen Tree Series that consists of multi-panel photographs of the forests of the Hudson Valley, and specifically trees that lie in the forests along the Hudson River’s edge. With its focus on the emotional and spiritual influence of the land, Dudis sees her work as a contemporary reexamination of the 19th Century’s Hudson River School of painting. Through the lens of 21st Century technology and environmental concerns, her work, influenced by American Transcendentalism, questions our impact and relationship to the land and explores ideas about time, the environment, spirituality and philosophy.
Steady-State is the latest manifestation of Sharon Lawless's exploration of chance and the resulting relationships, conflicts and insights associated with the juxtaposition of unrelated images culled from her extensive collection of scientific manuals, horticulture and botanical catalogs, maps and popular magazines. Included in the exhibition will be a site specific installation of framed and unframed collages and wall drawings. It will also feature a new series of block prints based on her collages that visualize scientific principles about steady states and creep.
Travel/Log, an exhibition of colored pencil drawings on paper, will feature a selection of "suitecase drawings" that date from 1999-2012 that catalogs the objects New York City based artist Elise Engler takes with her when she leaves and returns home from travelling. In the tradition of the naturalist/artist/scientists of the 18th and 19th Centuries, like John James Audubon, Hans Sloane, Charles Darwin, and others, Engler's minature serial drawings record memories, reveal personal experiences and act as a sort of taxonomy and natural history of her daily life.