• Art Day Trips: Escapes from the Concrete Jungle

    Date posted: June 24, 2014 Author: mauri
    Image courtesy of Pentimenti Gallery
    Image courtesy of Pentimenti Gallery

    “Sights for When the Sun Arrives” at the Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia is a group exhibition showcasing works by seven different artists in a variety of mediums, including graphite, acrylic, oil, gouache, and chromogenic print. As the title of the exhibition suggests, the works allude to what is not tangible: sensations of the ephemeral and the transient. Located in what was once a candy factory, the Pentimenti Gallery has thought provoking contemporary art in a well-designed industrial space.

    Sights for When the Sun Arrives
    June 6-July 5, 2014
    Pentimenti Gallery
    145 N. 2nd
    Philadelphia
    pentimenti.com

    Featuring: Steven Baris, Anthony Demelas, Kevin Finklea, Kiki Gaffney, Judy Gelles, Jackie Tileston, Derrick Velasquez


    Mike McGregor, Preserve, 2014.

    Mike McGregor, Preserve, 2014. Image courtesy of Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.

    Over one dozen artists from the Hudson Valley are showcasing their works, which bring together nature, science, architecture, design, and history, in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. The goals are to illustrate the range of subjects that come together when a work of art is created, and to reconcile the differences between the sometimes sterile studio environment with the works this environment produces.

    Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014
    June 21-November 9, 2014
    Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
    1 Hawk Drive
    New Paltz, NY
    newpaltz.edu

    Featuring: Fern T. Apfel, Gabe Brown, Loren Eiferman, Adriana Farmiga, Holly Hughes, Kay Kenny, Mison Kim, Mike McGregor, Reuben Moore, Douglas Navarra, Stephen Niccolls, Caitlin Parker, Sean Sullivan, Judy Thomas, Linda Stillman, and Angela Voulgarelis.


    James Montford, The Constellation.

    James Montford, The Constellation, 2014. Image courtesy of Yellow Peril Gallery.

    For over four decades, James Montford has been making multimedia art that prompts the viewer to think about race, class, and social structure without being overtly political. Of the multi-media collages in this exhibition, Montford says, “I do not see the work as political, but as being more closely related to ‘a conversation’ in its broadest and most inclusive context.”

    James Montford: Black Indians In Space
    June 5-July 13, 2014
    Yellow Peril Gallery
    60 Valley St. #5
    Providence, RI
    yellowperilgallery.com


    Image courtesy of Phillip Johnson Glass House.

    Image courtesy of Phillip Johnson Glass House.

    Known for his stunning installations using mist as a dynamic presence to affect the way we view presentations of space, Fujiko Nakaya will be making the iconic Philip Johnson Glass House disappear for certain times throughout the day.

    Fujiko Nakaya: Veil
    May 1-November 30th, 2014
    Philip Johnson Glass House
    199 Elm St
    New Canaan, CT
    theglasshouse.org


    Mara Held, Perattu, 2011. Egg tempera on fiberglass panel, 15 1/2 x 24 3/8 in. Image courtesy of Imogen Holloway Gallery.

    Mara Held, Perattu, 2011. Egg tempera on fiberglass panel, 15 1/2 x 24 3/8 in. Image courtesy of Imogen Holloway Gallery.

    The stunning, colorful abstraction of Mara Held and Margrit Lewczuk seem to have a playful conversation when shown in the same space. These works are examples of brightly colored paintings that will be exciting to view as they serve to compliment your lively summer mood.

    Margrit Lewczuk and Mara Held
    June 6 – July 13, 2014.

    Imogen Holloway Gallery
    81 Partition St.
    Saugerties, NY
    ihgallery.com


    Erika M. Klein, Beating Against the Window

    Erika M. Klein, Beating Against the Window, 2013. Image courtesy of Tivoli Artists Gallery.

    The works in oil, encaustic, photography, collage, and sculpture featured in “Reimagined” have all been made from recycled materials and found objects. One artist, Olive Farrell, uses discarded wine boxes to paint local landscapes in oil, and Dot Chast creates collages made of burlap, appliqués, and shiny fabrics. The works presented are varied, eclectic, and intriguing.

    Reimagined
    June 27-July 20, 2014
    Tivoli Artists Gallery
    60 Broadway
    Tivoli, NY
    tivoliartistsgallery.com

    Featuring: Frana Baruch, Karen Caton, Dot Chast, Marie Cole, Peggy Farrington, Olive Farrell, Susan Fowler-Gallagher, Lana Hirsch, Erika M. Klein, Janet Jappen, Roxie Johnson, Alan Reich, Gilbert Rios, Barbara L.Walter and Karl Volk

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