On Saturday, August 20, there will be an exhibition of five artists in the Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House. The work will be on display through September 11 with a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 20, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Untitled, 2016, oil on board, 8 x 5 feet
“I am trying to unearth something that is new, genuine and bring it into the world, to reveal something essential in life that transcends beyond a painting. Van Gogh did this for example, so it is not an impossible task but I have not found it to be particularly easy. So I keep on trying, day after day and although I realize I am most unlikely to achieve my goal, I would rather try and fail to achieve such a thing than settle for less.”
Rodney Dickson, 2016
Sculpture Garden & Carriage House, Ground Floor
“I’m an abstract sculptor and I want my work to speak directly without narrative or message other than that which is created by the sculpture’s own form and presence. I hope for my sculpture to work via the abstract relations between its parts, like music. Abstract sculpture’s privilege is to be driven purely by the visual experience of it and by that to reach through the eye into the mind and, when it is good, straight into the heart.”
Willard Boepple, 2016
The sculptor Willard Boepple has exhibited widely since the early seventies. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Storm King Art Center, The National Academy, The Fitz-William and numerous other public and private collections worldwide. He is represented by Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York and Maddox Arts in London.
He has served on the faculties of Bennington College and The Boston Museum School and has traveled extensively in Africa as a U.S. State Dept. Visiting Cultural Specialist. For twenty years he was chairman of the Triangle Artists’ Workshop in New York and serves on the boards of the Vermont Studio Center and the National Academy. He lives and works in New York and Vermont and frequently in the UK where he makes prints with Kip Gresham at the Print Studio, Cambridge.
Courtesy Lori Bookstein Fine Arts
Carriage House, Second Floor
Wanderers and Wildflowers
“This new body of work elaborates upon my preexistent lexicon of forms, towards a more overtly representational painterly language, which includes: Spindly, Calder-like depictions of aging & solitary wanderers, magic cats, meditatively poised plant goddesses, esoteric language plants, and a Quixote-esque horseman traversing primordial-hieroglyph forests.”
JJ Manford, 2016
Carriage House, Third Floor
Daydreaming about the world
To the north of the far north, there lies the sea of shadows: Heavenly Lake.
In it lives a fish whose length and breadth are several lis long.
His name is Kun.
There also lives a bird whose name is Peng.
His wings are like clouds suspended in the sky and his body is in proportion to the clouds.
Does the world know that such creatures exist?
Anthology of the Myths and
Legends of Ancient China
Carriage House, Fourth Floor
Wood Blocks and Prints
Isherwood is showing newly developed wood reliefs that are a further development of his ongoing dialogue with the associative sensations of pattern and surface. Carved lines contour the surfaces to emphasize the convergence between pattern, surface, color and image and create the illusion of expansiveness and provoke associations to patterning, layering and veiled imagery.
The tension between shape, pattern, color and surface that characterizes his new work is further reflected in the tensions surrounding his technique and material. These wood carvings are the result of a unique process in which hand drawing, silk screen printing processes interface with digital technologies. Allowing Isherwood to attain an uncompromised precision in his treatment of the incised surfaces, which play with and against the swelling, fleshy, soft and yet substantial character of the wood.
John Davis Gallery 362 1/2 Warren Street Hudson, New York 12534
Hours: Thursdays through Mondays, 11 – 5 pm and by appointment