Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main Street, Beacon NY
Sept 8 – Oct 1, 2017, Friday – Sunday 12-6 PM or by appt.
Beacon Second Saturday Sept 9, 2017, 6-8 PM
It happens every spring: the wind, the birds, the bees carry new life to receptive ground. Through the summer they sow, they grow. And so it is with artists: inspirations and ideas germinate among us and between us. The 4 widely-shown artists at the Catalyst Gallery in Beacon in September met years ago and have since offered each other new seeds of stimulation and insight. That is cross-pollination: inspirations and ideas germinate among us and between us.
Jane Soodalter is a macro photographer who seeks the hidden beauty in everyday objects. “For this series I safaried through woods, fields, gardens, arboretums, roadsides and city streets to capture the grace and allure concealed in the foliage of plants and trees.”
Cali Gorevic is exhibiting black and white photographs of leaves. “For 25 years trees have been my primary focus; only recently did I feel the impetus to narrow my focus and explore the singular, sensual beauty of each leaf, as different from each other as snowflakes”.
Anita Jacobson uses collage to “to explore the delicate balance between humans and their surroundings. The collages are a commentary on humans as the ‘invasive species’ and the necessity to preserve the myriad forms of life on earth.”
Cindy Booth utilizes a plethora of materials from clay and copper to epoxies and found objects to create three-dimensional sculptures. “Generating and creating art is for me about letting go of control and allowing the materials to take me in unexpected directions.”
AUGUST 25 – 27TH – Hamlet CU3ED, performance by Lloyd Mulvey
Hamlet CU3ED is a one-man adaptation of Hamlet. For three nights, Lloyd Mulvey will perform at the Catalyst Gallery, in preparation for a filming of the project. Each will begin at 7:30pm and are free and open to the public.This is the fourth event in the Summer Salon Series presented by Carin Jean White, whose abstract paintings are on view at the gallery through Sept 4.
The last time Carin Jean White showed her paintings at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, a number of friends came from the city to the opening. Knowing that she is a theater director as well as a visual artist, they told her of the connection they saw in her work between both pursuits. She saw it, too, she says, but not before it was pointed out.
Growing up in a Bay Area household where art supplies were always lying around (courtesy of her father, a graduate of the Art Institute of San Francisco), White was often found crafting dioramas. At the same time, she began acting in plays at age 4 and directed her first play in high school. Plus, she was interested in science.
All of these elements come together in the Cold Spring resident’s current work, much of which is interdisciplinary, drawing upon site-specific questions, applications of design extending to sound, consideration of spatial qualities and other strands of exploration.
Her latest Catalyst show, which opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, is her third in the space. While it focuses on her painting, most of her work rests at the intersection of theater and visual installation…
New paintings by Carin Jean White will be on view starting Aug 12, 2017. The artist will present an Evening Summer Salon on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the show, including a poetry reading, a lecture, a film and a performance.
Carin Jean White is a theatre and visual artist. She has directed on Broadway for Spiegelworld’s EMPIRE; in Prague, her show SECRET LIFE explored the history of the city through allegory, dance, and installation; HAMLET CU3ED, which Carin directed, adapted, and designed, premiered in NYC at Access Theatre, again bridging theater and visual installation; and in Salt Lake City she directed the Utah premiere of NICKLED AND DIMED at the Rose Wagner Theatre for the City’s Women’s Week. She has worked with Performance Workshop (Taiwan), California Shakespeare Theatre Company, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Opera Program, and Sundance Theatre Lab amongst others. Carin has regularly shown her paintings in Beacon, NY, and she created visual and sound installations for Artpark in Lewiston, NY and St. John’s University in Queens. She holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University where she currently teaches in the Writing Program. Carin resides in Cold Spring, NY.
Figuratively Speaking: Paintings by Rachel Williams will have a closing reception this Saturday July 22nd from 4-7 pm. Rachel attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred University and received her masters at SUNY New Paltz. She will be there to discuss the process for her paintings on burlap canvas. Gallery hours for this show are Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-6 pm.
The two-day exhibition, ‘The Art of Healing’, folk art works by HIV+ children from Nairobi, Kenya, will be on view at Catalyst Gallery on Sun Aug 6 10 am-5 pm, and Mon Aug 7, 10 am-3 pm.
The Art of Healing is an exhibit of the work of HIV-positive children from Nyumbani Children’s Home, part of the larger and more comprehensive Nyumbani Village in Nairobi, Kenya.
It was started in 1992 by the late physician and Jesuit priest Angelo D’Agostino, to care for the countless children not only infected with the AIDS virus, but left orphaned by the same disease, and stigmatized by the larger community.
This year, works by these child folk artists received awards from the MASK Prize, a pan-African art competition designed to foster creativity and expression, and were exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London. All proceeds from this privately-funded exhibit at Catalyst will go directly to the art program at Nyumbani.
For more information about the exhibit: NyumbaniExhibit@protonmail.com
For more information about Nyumbani: www.nyumbani.org
‘Figuratively Speaking’, paintings and drawings by Rachel Williams, will be on view July 1- July 24. The show opens Saturday July 1. Artist reception July 8, 6-9 pm. Gallery hours are Thurs-Mon 12pm-6pm and by chance or appointment.