5+3=1 (Five Artists / Three Galleries / One Space)

Five Artists / Three Galleries / One Space

Sunday 10/05/14: 2 – 5pm


Sans titre-23 Green Room                                                                                Grace Knowlton and Sebastian Irigaray:

(Artist names are links to their websites)

The OUTSIDE IN closes Grace Knowlton’s recent exhibit of photographs on aluminum with a selection of works from the Corner Series accompanied by ART T-shirts designed and printed by artist Sebastian Irigaray. Irigaray will also be exhibiting his own graphic images silkscreened on linen and canvas.





Main Gallery:
Ray Lagstein: Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Paintings:

Textured surfaces, rich with color and gestural lines are highlighted by strong accents and vigorous brush strokes, often with the use of rags and knives. Lagstein’s improvisational music has evolved into painting; a process of experimentation marked by intuitive perception. The compositions are not methodical or premeditated. Instead, they are approached with “no intent, no excitement or inspiration other than having never done it”.

Lagstein has studied with with Eleanor Grace Miller at RoCA for many years, as well as Gale Bennett in Giverney, France and Nigel Konstam at the Verrocchio Art Center In Tuscany. Recent exhibits have been at the Union Art Center in Sparkill, NY, the Amis Gallery in Nyack, NY, and various venues in connection with the Nyack Art Collective, of which he is one of the founding members. He currently performs in the jazz harmony group, High 5 Vocalworks.




Greenhouse Gallery:
Lisa Wheeler & Claudio Stalling: R/Evolve – Glass & Wood Sculpture

Lisa Wheeler develops innovative methods of combining glass with found and antique objects to create kinetic hanging sculptures full of light, movement and sound. Wheeler couples time worn metals and unique wood findings with brilliantly saturated pieces of colored glass, merging discarded fragments forward into vibrant new forms.

Claudio Stalling’s turned wood sculptures reflect a deep reverence for the natural world with a passion for discovering the elegance inherent within each tree. Stalling exalts the flaws and peculiarities time bestows upon natural objects, dangerously balancing and turning local wood on his lathe in Ulster County.



Grace Knowlton: Corners on Aluminum

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Grace Knowlton:  Original never-before-exhibited photographic work from the architectural Corner Series printed on anodized aluminum.  Reception: Sunday, 06/15/14; 2-5PM.  Runs through August 2014.  The OUTSIDE IN, Piermont NY; Wednesday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12-5, or by appointment.

These architectural photographs from the Corner Series by Grace Knowlton are a unique and original collection of never-before-exhibited works printed on anodized aluminum.  The process of sub-surface printing on anodized aluminum infuses and seals dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets, creating long-lasting, durable images that are virtually impervious to abrasion, chemicals, moisture and humidity. This process made its art world debut in 1986 with Rauschenberg’s Art Car, a BMW 635 CSi, the 6th in BMW’s collection of Art Cars and the first to have its bodywork decorated with photographic material.  Knowlton was invited by Northern Engraving, a Wisconsin Company specializing in faux interiors for automobiles, to experiment with this process using images from the Corner Series.

Grace Knowlton’s Corner Series were photographed at her home in Sneden’s Landing, NY, a converted barn on old farmland.  Knowlton began photographing during graduate study at Columbia University in the early eighties pointing a large format camera at white interior corners, “preferably with cracks and irregularities”, if not white they were painted.  The artist compares her photographic work to spare, abstract drawings; realism viewed abstractly.  These dynamic views of architectural space are intended to create a mood of quiet meditation.  They present the viewer with shifting realities and uncertain depths resulting in a transcendent visual experience from an often overlooked and ordinary reality.

Knowlton received her Master of Arts in Art Education at Columbia University Teacher’s College in New York after earning a Bachelor of Arts at Smith College in Massachusetts and has taught at the Art Students League among other teaching posts.   Internationally known, Ms. Knowlton has been widely exhibited, and is represented in many public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.; Yale University Museum of Art, New Haven; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City.  Knowlton has been featured in Art in America, The New Yorker, Architectural Digest, Arts Magazine, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine and Vogue.

Artist webpage (here).