Woodstock School of Art Instructors Exhibition
This month, the Lockwood Gallery closes the year with the Woodstock School of Art Instructors Exhibition, featuring more than 30 Woodstock School of Art instructors exhibiting in a wide range of media.
The school’s talented team of instructors is made up of well-established artists whose work and experience spans the globe. Collectively, their work can be found in museums and institutional collections, across the United States and abroad. The Lockwood Gallery supports the Woodstock School of Art by donating 25% of all sales from this exhibition.
Upon entering the gallery, visitors will immediately notice Tricia Cline’s porcelain sculpture, “Vanaliss Returns Home”. Cline’s precise details in this sculpture suggest that the artist created a mythical figure with a deep story behind the artwork.
Polly Law is also exhibiting her storytelling-based DIY pieces in this gallery. In “What the Tide Brings” Law created a female figure reaching out for a feather flying above her outstretched hands.
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Christie Scheele paints sweeping landscapes that transcend detail and embrace the essence of earth and light. The front gallery shows “Sunndrenched,” an abstract landscape in shades of bronze, gold and red. Perfectly placed next to “Sunndrenched” is “Ritual”, a sculptural wall piece by Patty Mooney. This mahogany sculpture has the feel of a tribal spear, but also represents a stripped-down modernist sensibility.
The back gallery focuses on landscapes featuring several well-known landscape painters including Hongnian Zhang, ES Desanna, Keith Gunderson, Jeanne Bouza Rose and Scheele’s “Catskills Walking Rain”, a beautiful landscape on the back wall. In “Evening Light” by John A. Varriano, the artist captured that brief moment when the sun goes down and the refracted light creates a subdued glow on the landscape.
The central gallery features a mix of works, including two Abstract Expressionist paintings by Donald Elder that face each other at either end of the gallery. Elder is a master in creating a pictorial universe where meditations on his works could convey the viewer into a mystical space. Joan Folliott’s collographs have sophisticated compositions that are enhanced by the process of adding pieces of paper or old letters.
The Lobby Gallery has a collection of botanical watercolors by Wendy Hollender featuring succulent berries, fruits and vegetables. Further in the gallery, see the two fine examples of Karen Whitman’s linoleum prints. “Village Morning” offers a bird’s eye view of the village with the community going about their business. The composition of various buildings, trees and people creates motifs with a strong graphic sensibility.
The exhibition includes fine examples of portraits painted by Les Castellanos, Claire Lambe and Lois Woolley. Castellanos improved the idea of the portrait by incorporating sci-fi monsters into the children’s family portraits.
Jenne M. Currie exhibits two exquisite works with textured forms painted in vivid colors and embellished with texture. In this exhibition curated by art teachers, his written statement sums up one of the positive impacts of art: “My many years of teaching art to young people and adults have helped me better understand curative nature of art. “
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Or: Lockwood Gallery, 747 Route 28, Kingston
Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: 845-663-2138; [email protected]
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Exhibit until December 30. Current COVID precautions are observed when visiting the gallery.
Linda Marston-Reid is an artist, writer and executive director of Arts Mid-Hudson. Art From Here appears every other Sunday. Contact her at 845-454-3222 or [email protected]