Erica Hauser is having a studio sale at Catalyst May 22-28! Many many acrylic and oil paintings from 2008-2016 at a pleasing range of prices ($20 to $700) and sizes, also framed mixed media works on paper, drawings, prints, jewelry, and objects. Preview new pieces too.
From the South Bronx to The Met.. I spent many years at the Met walking around looking at the art, not knowing how much of an impact it would have on me until years later. Now I have a show at Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St, Beacon NY. My paintings are for sale. Hours are Tuesdays 10am – 2pm, Wednesdays 10 am – 6pm and Saturdays 10 am – 7pm, or you can call for appointment. 917-736-6979. My last day at the gallery will be February 6th.
I also want to thank the Lupus Foundation for their support, and Iris, the founder of the Hudson Valley Lupus Walk, which is coming up this year.
I have been working on this for a year, going on two years. A lil bit about my art background, I grew up in the South Bronx and been in the mix with art since 8 years old well even younger than that. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was my playground as my brother and I explored while waiting for my mom to finish her shift. Art has been a part of my life for a long time or rather in me but never knew until I met my Big Bro #shirtkingphade. One of the greatest Graffiti artists on the planet, he took spray painting on trains to airbrushing on shirts and brought Hip Hop style to another level. Shout out to my big Brother. So this has been years in the making. I am just finally ready to exhibit my work… It has been a battle but hard work and determination pays off.
So to celebrate I am giving a portion of my raffle sales to the Lupus Foundation Of America. Seven lucky people will win one of my original pieces that I made specifically for the raffle. Tickets are on sale for $20 each, My PayPal is paypal.me/ERomeo22, if you want to donate or buy a raffle ticket let’s make it happen. I will send you a picture of your raffle ticket filled out with your info. So let’s give back so we can find a cure for Lupus… So many men and women suffer from this disease and to you they look normal but to them they are in pain. Your support matters. Raffle tix will also be on sale at the show. Thank you in advance. Drawing for raffle will be held Tues February 6.
Photo and mention of our Small Works show in the Highlands Current today. ‘Get a leg up’ on last minute gifts, perhaps? With Margaux Lange’s ‘Cross Legged Brooch’ in foreground, and pieces by Rick Rogers, Rene Crigler, Marcy Sperry, and Catherine Welshman in background. Open today 12-6 and tomorrow 11-3!
Michael X. Rose is hosting an opening reception with Boston Artist Dave Tree at Catalyst Gallery. Their two-person blockbuster show will destroy your visual frame of reference for all you once knew.
Come out and share some food,beer, or wine in Dionysian revelry. Dave Tree will be bringing his very own Tree Beer to sample imported from Boston. Libation Donations encouraged to offset expenses. Your presence required.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Opening Reception
Saturday, Oct 15: Silk Screen Party
Saturday, Oct.29: Halloween Closing Party
Elijah Wheat Showroom is daring to present landscape-like works spanning the course of Liz Nielsen’s 20-year photographic and artistic career. The title is suggestive of the subtle scent of the Earth after a light rain. Oils from plants interact with the dry rocks as an aerosol disperses into the atmosphere. Just as chemical liquid interactions mixed with light are integral to the process of photography, so is the harmony of the gentle eco-system of this terrestrial land. With petrichor, one walks into the landscape, with a keener consciousness, now surrounded by the aroma and the brighter colors of an interactive nature.
Liz Nielsen’s prolific career spans two decades and encompasses varying experiments in photography along with incredibly fluid, yet ever-changing processes. Known for her large-scale camera-less light paintings and photograms, this show departs from the expected and enters a history through the lens. Works shown here will connect the early camera shots and compositions to the more contemporary modern ab-ex photos the artist has created in the darkroom. Intermixed images will prove how the landscape and horizon often inform her imagery and where future and alien landscapes interlude to beckon a playful yet thoughtful view of shapes, forms, and perspectives often unsettling the geographic Earth as humans experience.
An early eye, first focuses on representational relationships between the landscape, shapes and subject within the ‘Cuba Series’. Yet, her shooting still holds the creative fields of life’s vibrations interacting inside the camera. The moment she chooses to allow light to enter the lens, color moves the spatial landscape in the ‘Deep Space Series’. As Nielsen’s vibrant palette slowly becomes an understood language, she shifts the viewers’ point of view; her voice becomes stronger, more uniquely forceful, as abstractions proliferate the imagery.
Please join us for a first-time walk through discovering an introspective collection of work that displays bold Earthly and far-out cosmic landscapes processes from the lens. Then notice a contrasting saturation of expressionistic abstract color after an unflinching, yet subtle rain of creative success mastering the physics of light in the darkroom. Liz Nielsen is a Brooklyn based photographic artist whose works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, London and Berlin. Her photographs are printed in the analog color darkroom with handmade negatives and found light sources. Each photograph is Unique, ranging in side from 70″ x 50″ to 8″ x 8″. Liz earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004 and her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. Nielsen’s works have been reviewed in *The New Yorker*, *The New York Times*, *Wall Street Journal* and *ArtSlant*. Liz currently shows with Danziger Gallery in New York, NextLevel Gallerie in Paris, and SOCO Gallery in North Carolina. She has upcoming summer shows at Pallas & Sirius Art Center in Ireland, and at Horizant Gallery in conjunction with her residency at The Budapest Art Factory this fall.
Visit http://bigdrawbeacon.weebly.com/ for info. Coming to Catalyst Gallery Feb 26-28, 2016, The Big Draw is an affordable art show, juried by a panel of artists (not affiliated with the gallery), featuring over 100 works on paper at a 2 day show and sale. Drawing, painting, collage, photography, mixed media, etc. All works priced at $70 each. Preview party Friday Feb 26, 6-9 pm. Gallery hours Sat and Sun, 12-6 pm. The call for submissions has closed. To see works from past years, click here.
The 2015 Catalyst Small Works Show opens Saturday December 5! Opening reception 6-9 pm. Over 150 pieces in all media by more than 70 artists. Gallery hours this Sat and Sun 1-6 pm. Through Jan 3. More hours to be posted here and on our Facebook event page.
Opening reception November 7, 6-9 pm. Gallery hours Fri-Sun, 12-6 pm, additional hours TBA and by appointment, call 914-522-8073. Open Sat Nov 14 until 9 pm. Through Nov 29.
“The range and complexity of human thought patterns and resulting facial expressions is so extraordinarily expansive. The relationships between these thoughts and expressions have fascinated me from the moment I began to draw. Through paint and pencils, I hope to confront those viewing my artwork with a direct intimacy that evokes those personal thoughts. To capture a glimpse of a feeling expressed, and convey that feeling in a way that exposes both internal and external awareness, is what I hope to accomplish.
I have developed paintings and drawings that allow viewers to place themselves in the mind of the subject of a piece. In this way, creating a subjective reaction to each piece, which allows a personal relationship with each figure. I hope to inspire a greater understanding and appreciation for the subtlety of emotions, as well as emphasizing the contrast between the feelings one gets while thinking alone, and how they differ greatly from any outward emotion presented to others.
I believe these are, as Vincent Van Gogh said, “…serious subjects, so difficult, and at the same time so beautiful, that it is indeed worth while to devote one’s life to the task of expressing the poetry hidden in them.”
Reception this Saturday October 10, 6-9 pm for artist Adam Lauricella, ‘Sacred Illustrations & Occulted Pictorials’.
“A collection of folk art exploring concepts and lessons that originated centuries ago, yet are ever present in modern day constructs. Iconic imagery and occulted symbols are used in an effort to shed light on events and figures that may otherwise be left hidden.”