Archives 2016

September 24–October 22, 2016
MAX MILLER: MEMORY PAINTINGS

The show included two projects done over the past twenty years: watercolors depicting synagogues, and abstract oil and metal leaf paintings on panels and cigar boxes. The abstract paintings—tiny, electrically charged universes exploding with color and light—mark the passage of time. The synagogue watercolors follow a fifty-piece series of similar paintings created during an eleven-month period when the artist was saying Kaddish for his Father.

August 27–September 18, 2016
SUSAN SPENCER CROWE: FOLDS & CUTS

Susan Spencer Crow transforms a flat sheet of watercolor paper, Bristol board or cardboard into three-dimensional pop up structures. To create them, she doesn’t assemble or glue separate pieces, but lets the structure simply pop up into place at one time, like an umbrella leveraging a series of folds. The artist is working from the inside out extending the material into space, rather than building a form to contain space.

July 24–August 20, 2016
LUMINANCE

by Beth Caspar, Joan Grubin, Heather Hutchison, Laura Sue King

This show brings together four artists experimenting with the perception of color and the play of natural light. The result is work that appears to glow or to be luminous, created with a variety of media but without the use of artificial sources of light. The focus is on the meditative quality evoked by the interplay of the impalpable luminous color and the physicality of the materials used to create ephemeral or illusory effects.

July 2–July 17, 2016
TONA WILSON: WEATHER REPORTS AT SEA

An installation with multiple projection. Video, old letter book, braille postcards, old newspaper images.

Weather Reports at Sea was a title of an article from 1921 about the new possibility of wirelessly transmitting Morse code messages among ships at sea. Tona Wilson’s installation is the outgrowth of the many directions that this small article has taken her, and the way it resonates with today’s world.

June 1 – June 30, 2016
FIRST ONE HUNDRED

Celebration of first one hundred exposures from CATSKILLS: PINHOLE CAMERA PROJECT.

March 26 – April 24, 2016
PROJECT TOPOI

by María Clara Cortés, Roman Kossak, Wanda Siedlecka, and Andrés Villaveces

Topoi in the Ancient Greek means places. Greeks did not have a notion of a universal space in which everything is. Their world was made of local topoi. The project is a conversation between two mathematicians and two artists about Topoi. It is an experiment in using images rather than words to discuss ideas. In Mathematics Topoi are generalizations of the notion of space, abstractions of the notion of “being there”, useful ways of comparing and contrasting many structures (or situations, or actions) lying in apparently different, incomparable worlds. What makes a topos?  What gives it a meaning? A series of photographs serves as an assertion, a statement or a response. The show summarized 2 years of photo exchanges on the Internet.

Topoi image