All Is Fair with works by Stampie Dear, Cory Spraker and Amanda Henneberry opens July 3 with an artist reception Sat July 7, 6-9pm. Closing reception Sat July 14, 6-9pm.
Stamper will be showcasing her “Scar Series,” a collection of poems that flirt with the idea of hurt and healing, as well as her “She(Her)” photography works – an ethereal and overtly feminine self portrait series, exploring the dreamy and pastoral backdrops of yesteryear and today
Cory will be displaying works that explore the softness of the human body. The use of ballpoint pen juxtaposed with delicate plant pressings allow him to explore a quiet intimacy with nature.
Amanda’s work will bring together several of her large points of focus in art: abstract thought, abstract photo, politics and contemporary activism, writing, painting, nature and color theory – all organized by color, in tribute to the way she organizes her personal book collection at the home she shares with Stamper and Cory. Special printed copies of her art/poetry book, “Growth,” will be on display and available to purchase with hand-painted covers.
Several local people are organizing a benefit auction for their friend (and ours), ceramist Andrew Rouse, who is recovering from cancer. The auction features a group of renowned Hudson Valley artists, and is live online now, visit the link to view and bid on pieces!
A live silent auction will open on June 29 at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, NY and will be on view through July 1. Andrew’s beautiful ceramics are available in the auction as well. The bidding ends on July 1. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and bid on works in the auction. We hope you can join us at the gallery for a reception for the artists on June 30, 6-9pm.
Some of the works in the online auction, and will be at Catalyst June 30:
I have a natural understanding of electro-mechanical devices and of how things work, enhanced through the formal study of electronics.
My fascination with form, shape, light, and composition took form in a lifetime of photography. My structural art started with looking at how things would fit in the space and form of a skate…
In my retirement, I now have the time to pull together all these disparate influences, as well as my love of collecting, into 3-D assemblages. I hope you enjoy them!
These six artists will be showing new work at Catalyst Gallery during the 10th anniversary of Beacon Open Studios! Click on the links to learn more about each artist. Pick up studio maps this week at Oak Vino, Hudson Beach Glass, Big Mouth Coffee, and many other businesses on Main St. Kickoff party at Oak Vino Fri April 27, 6-9pm.
Anna West is an oil painter, who paints from movies and life. Her paintings look outward at the world. She paints whatever she loves.
Tina Bernstein is a mixed media artist. She is intrigued by the similarity of nature and the human experience, which at times is fluid and rhythmic and in other instances reflects abrupt and surprising changes.
Caiming Cheung is a jeweler working in Sterling silver, mixed metals, and enamels. Her inspirations are eclectic, drawn from the environment, nature, or a personal emotional experience.
Sascha Mallon‘s ceramics and drawings are visual poems filled with strong memories and feelings. They are fairy tales mixed in with reality.
Yali Lewis creates handmade, artist-designed jewelry and accessories made from sustainably-sourced American hardwoods, reclaimed wood, and mixed metals with hand-applied patinas.
Erica Hauser is influenced by mid-century design and colors, and her paintings have a vintage pop-art aesthetic. Her new work explores more abstract compositions that evoke objects, nature and nostalgia.
Ivan Rivera’s latest group of work, Collections From the Street, focuses on the accumulation and layering of graffiti in urban settings and the unexpected yet consistent narratives which seem to evolve organically when they collide. Inspired by the city in which he calls home, and the ever presence of street art, his new series of collages seek to capture vignettes of the ever mutating visual landscape around his Brooklyn studio.
Ivan has had multiple exhibitions both in the US and internationally including Galleries in Chelsea and Lower East Side, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Bushwick, Brooklyn. Currently he divides his time between teaching at Parsons The New School for Design, The School of Visual Arts and Fordham University while maintaining a full time studio practice. He is currently an artist in resident at Brooklyn Wayfarers, a program lead by George Ferrandi.
In addition to collage, Ivan is an avid painter across many mediums including encaustic, oils and acrylics, mixed media as well as found object sculpture. Ivan holds a BFA from Parsons The New School for Design and a Masters in Fine Art from Brooklyn College. For more works and information about Ivan, please visit his website www.piaculum.com
An exhibition of Ivan’s work is on view at Catalyst Gallery Fri April 6 through Sun April 8. Gallery hours will be 1-6pm with a reception Sat 6-9pm.
Interested in installing a show or event at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, NY? We offer 450+ sq ft storefront space on Main St for short term pop-up events, such as exhibitions, book releases, pop-ups, open studios, sales, performances, benefits and workshops.
These may run from 1-2 days to 2-3 weeks to 4 weeks and the fee ranges from $200-$1400. We take no commission on sold work; the artist receives keys and handles all aspects of their show, and the fee helps us maintain the gallery.
All proposals will be reviewed by Catalyst Gallery. We are open to many ideas. We suggest you visit the gallery or request a floor plan to see if it’s the right fit for your project. For pricing and more information please email Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a description of you (or the person you are representing) and your proposal, any questions you may have, and a website link or images of your work. Or call us at 845-204-3844.
We are actively booking for 2019, which will be our 7th year! Visit our blog archive of over 80 exhibitions and events since opening in Feb 2013. We are proud of being known as one of the most interesting, diverse, and consistently satisfying venues for art in Beacon.
“Aptly named, Beacon is shining like one in the art world with its well-worth-the-trip treasure, Dia:Beacon. The Dia Art Foundation has other sites, but the spacious galleries of the Beacon location house big installations, ambitious projects, and works from the 1960s to today. Oh, it also happens to grace many lists of best museums in the country. Perhaps due to its draw, other art spaces and galleries are really getting their legs here, and there is almost always something new to see. The Beacon Artists Union is in its 14th year, and hosts events in film, music, performance, and every variety of visual art. Matteawan Gallery focuses on boosting the careers of emerging artists with well-curated exhibits. An artist-run space where people can sell, exhibit, and promote their work, Catalyst Gallery also takes part in the city-wide Second Saturday event, when spaces stay open late and there are performances and tasty treats.”