Looking ahead, David Kendrick’s show of abstract paintings opens Sat Nov 3 with a reception for the artist 6-9pm. The gallery will be open weekends 12-6 pm and Mon-Thu 2-6pm through Nov 26.
“My art has evolved from my earliest realism period toward bold abstraction. It is an ever-changing vehicle of continuous movement of shape, form and color.
For me, painting is a daring adventure into the unknown, a quest for truth assisted by the actions of the paint brush.
I work for that inner voice: that search, that unknown, that mystical metamorphosis that sometimes appears and in return sends out vibrations called art.”
The October show at Catalyst, Burl & Balance, will be an exhibition of Mandy Kelso‘s evocative work in encaustic, paint and wood opposite paintings and collages from Erica Hauser‘s stack series.
There will be a reception for the artists on Sat Oct 6, 6-9 pm and the show will run through Oct 28th. The gallery will be open until 9 pm on Second Saturday, Oct 13. Hours Sat & Sun 12-6pm and by chance or appt on Fri & Mon.
Mandy Kelso’s collection speaks to the resilience of the human spirit and the process of facing challenge and disaster in order to carve new paths of being and creation. During the show’s run, the gallery will present a reading from the artist’s “Poems for Wyatt”, which speaks to the catastrophe caused by unexpected loss.
Her artwork and writing celebrate the creative process in coping with such loss, and its role in finding vibrant and peaceful spaces through visual artistry.
Erica Hauser’s new body of work explores chromatic and organic balance in a playful but delicate tension between object and canvas. While the color palettes evoke the same vintage simplicity of her earlier Americana works, this abstract collection references more meditative forms found in nature, drawing upon her decades-long experience as a wood-stacker. The works retain the quiet feel of pristinely-stacked objects in space, yet humming with the energy of her striking use of color.
Currently on view through Sept 30, paintings and glass works by Kathleen Andersen and paintings by Tom Chibbaro. Open Fri-Sun.
Authors Kat Savino & Sarah-Jane deBrito Martin will read new works at Catalyst this Saturday evening Aug 25 at 7:30pm.
Sarah-Jane deBrito Martin will also be holding an interactive storytelling event at Catalyst earlier on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, see below for details. All are welcome! These events are part of the summer salon series that Carin White is hosting at the gallery during her exhibition of paintings, which is up through Sept 3.
Spontaneity, physicality, and expressive force are prioritized in Carin Jean White’s artwork. Her oil paintings are in the vein of gestural abstraction as she finds the composition through the process of creating the work. Often playful, often reminiscent of natural landscapes, White’s paintings are a joy to experience.
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: