Sat, Jun 03|
Here, at the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, our spirits are alive, refreshed, energized by the gifts of the sun. The four artists in our Midsummer Dream exhibit express that joyfulness in subject, color and pattern.
Time & Location
Jun 03, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Gallery 40, 40 Cannon St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA
About the event
Emily Nomer’s colorful, patterned, and crowded compositions bely a strong sense of order and structure; she refers to the compositions as ‘organized chaos’. She feels artistic kinship with such diverse influences as the Pattern & Decoration movement, the Bauhaus, and Russian constructivists. Her works have been featured in the windows of Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship store; used by SONY USA in a product promotion; and turned into a textile by a major design industry company.
Erica Hauser’s paintings and sculptures are based in part on vintage ephemera and sense-memories, using color and composition in an increasingly abstract way. She thinks more about patterns and how shapes coexist on a surface, and how they are perceived. She is inspired by mid-century design and colors, using earthy or pale hues alongside vibrant and saturated ones. Her jobs stacking firewood and decorating cookies influence the objects and patterns in her work, as do motifs from nature, textiles, ceramics and typography. She is interested in how we become who we ARE by what we look at and think about. Her depictions of time and nostalgia have shifted, as she focuses less on era-specific objects and more on these resonant color/shape impressions, exploring where representation and emotion intersect.
Betsy Jacaruso found that drawing was an outlet through which she was able to express thoughts and emotions. Through her lifelong relationship with art, including her formal training, fervent study of the works of others, and ability to travel to remarkable new places, she has matured into the artist that she is today. All of the opportunities and experiences that she had have taught her how to better express herself through her work, while enabling her to shape her professional career as a watercolor artist.
Beth Walter-Storyk has always been a painter. Beth recalled that her interest in art began in the 6th grade.
From teh artists own words: "With each season, inspiration comes. Shadows , light, textures and vibrancy. I am drawn to freshness and spontaneity, thru my travel and all that surrounds…... Impressionism, cubism, art nouveau, the human form, naturer's forms, sunrises and the wind in the trees…. the loudness calm of the ocean... My art should evoke calmness and an inner smile. Bouquets come and go but i want to remember their blooms and fragrance."
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 2023 5-7 pm
On display through June 25, 2023