Recent Exhibits

Yoram Gelman

Lines, Shadows and Light

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4th, 2012 from 5-7 pm

Yoram Gelman - Boats and Bridge

To photograph is ‘to draw with light’. I am attracted to the boundaries between dark and light — simple lines and curves moving through and defining regions of space. From these I collect groups of curves and sometimes objects that convey something essential to me –about form and space and maybe more.

My photographs can also imply motion in time as well as space, suggesting something lying beyond the constriction of two-dimensional images.

Given my emphasis on curves, I find that color is distracting. I prefer to work in black and white unless I sense that a particular setting requires color — in which case my palette tends to be very soft.

I often find an image to be more interesting than I thought when I first captured it — even before working on it. My pleasure with the image multiplies as I discover what unconsciously attracted me to the scene.

While the path through my photographs is personal, I am moved by the examples and ideas of Picasso, Barthe and others, and of course many photographers. I hope I share my vision along with my pleasure.

http://www.ygelmanphoto.com

 

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Karen Schaffel

Layers and Light

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 from 5-7 pm

Karen Schaffel - Copper

Karen Schaffel – Copper

Karen Schaffel is a native New Yorker who has been living and growing in the Hudson Valley for 16 years, where she draws her inspiration and subject matter. Her early years and education focused on drawing and painting before she fell in love with etching, which led her to study etching at Pratt University. She began to incorporate texture and layering into her painting through the use of collage, and now her work falls somewhere between painting and collage.

“I enjoy the dynamic tension between abstraction and the desire for form. For the same reason, the frames appear inside the paintings, as the image spills out, overwhelming the arbitrary limitation of the conventional container. My work starts with an idea generated by a moment, or a memory. I build materials in layers, with different elements peeping though the layers. As I work out the theme, the beauty of the materials, objects and paint take over the process of creation to arrive at the point where the everyday is extraordinary.

Karen Schaffel

 

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You can access the full archives for all exhibitions listed below in reverse chronological order by artist name or at the top right by date. Each archived page includes a slideshow of images from the exhibition:

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