INTERSECTING NARRATIVES: PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS
WEST STRAND ART GALLERY is proud to present: INTERSECTING NARRATIVES: PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS. This exhibition brings together eight artists from Kingston, New Paltz, and Hurley whose works jointly explore the interplay between visual culture, identity, and place.
A POINT IN TIME AND SPACE
This exhibition brings together four artists, all women from the Hudson Valley— AMY CHENG, ISABEL COTARELO, LYDIA RUBIO and JULIA SANTOS SOLOMON. Each artist has a distinctive style of working that calls to mind a diverse range of associations but are united in a common interest to create within the intersections of abstraction, representation and metaphysics. The artworks on view address themes, such as the passage of time, rhythmic patterns in nature, notions of the cosmos, climatic forces of the sea; and connecting to the divine through the illumination of gold leaf and color.
West Strand Art Gallery in Kingston New York is pleased to present ABSTRACT CONFIGURATIONS. The works on view depict divergent visions and approaches to creating abstract artworks. The following artists explore creative frameworks and offer new meaning to formal qualities in art making practices.
MEDITATIONS ON NATURE
West Strand Art Gallery in Kingston New York is pleased to present MEDITATIONS ON NATURE an exhibition featuring the work of three artists— Deborah Freedman, Thomas Sarrantonio, and Pablo Shine. The artists offer a rich range of aesthetic perspectives reflecting their personal encounters with nature and meditative imaginings based on the natural world.
FIGURATIVE IMAGES: SEEING AND BEING SEEN
West Strand Art Gallery is pleased to present Figurative Images: Seeing and Being Seen, an exhibition featuring the work of three artists— Judith Brodsky, Rodriguez Calero, and Carmen Lizardo. Evoking female agency, intimacy, history, self-reflection, and the personal narrative in power to represent oneself, these artists consider the politics of seeing and being seen and how the art-making process may register empathy and resilience.
PHOTOGRAPHY: PLACES, BODIES & DREAMS
West Strand Art Gallery is pleased to present PHOTOGRAPHY: PLACES, BODIES & DREAMS. An exhibition featuring five distinguished photographers residing in Kingston, New York — Ben Eichert, Sikena Khadija, Carmen Lizardo, Julio Nazario, and Daniel Venture. The photographers whose work is on view create images that intermingle personal narratives of places, bodies, and dreams with ideas that explore the inner psyche. Their photographs engage the viewer through surrealist and psychologically tense scenes that impart a sense of solitude, intimacy, sensuality, and mystery. They take us on unexpected journeys to explore unsettling states of mind that bring about feelings of alienation, fear, anguish, and rage.
NATURE: INTROSPECTIVE VISIONS
The West Strand Art Gallery in Kingston New York is pleased to present Nature: Introspective Visions featuring works from Joseph Bilger, Isabel Cotarelo, Deborah Freedman, Pam Krimsky, Terry Murray, Pablo Shine, and Michelle Spark.
The West Strand Art Gallery in Kingston New York is pleased to present NO JUSTICE! an exhibition of 11 large woodblock prints by the artists Rob Swainston and Zorawar Sidhu, a collaborative duo exploring the intersection of historical print processes with contemporary news media. 2020 was a tumultuous year between COVID and mass protests against racial injustice in a highly divided political atmosphere. During the summer much of Manhattan was boarded up with plywood. Swainston and Sidhu collected this conceptually charged material for a series of woodblock prints documenting a montage of events from the protests to the January 6th insurrection.
Four Sculptors A Semblance of Self
West Strand Art Gallery is pleased to present FOUR SCULPTORS: A SEMBLANCE OF SELF, an exhibition featuring the work of four Hudson Valley sculptors— Osi Audu, Harris Diamant, Kazuma Oshita, and Eliezer Parrilla. The artists create 3D sculptures and reliefs in a broad range of figurative and abstract styles. Their techniques include hammered metal, carved wood, and steel constructions. Each artist has developed a distinctive aesthetic to express a sense of being that contemplates a search for self and its relation to form and space.
Rhapsody in Nature
West Strand Art Gallery is pleased to present RHAPSODY IN NATURE, an exhibition that brings together five artists, all women—Olga Mercedes Bautista, Fredda Brennan, Marielena Ferrer, Deborah Freedman, and Jennifer Hicks whose sculptures, paintings, and works on paper shed light on the poetic and metaphysical aspects of nature.
West Strand Art Gallery is pleased to pleased to open its second season with METAPHORS, an exhibition featuring paintings, collages, drawings and sculptures by artists Rodriguez Calero, Josh Kramb, Eliezer Parrilla, and Nitza Tufiño. Together this engaging group of artists share a surrealist aesthetic approach to metaphor and narrative, a subtle subtext expressed in distinctive mediums and styles. The works on view address issues such as gender and racial boundaries; emotional states of mind; Jungian archetypes and the subconscious; as well as explore historical, cultural and political context
Part II Intersecting Art Earth Fire Water and Air
West Strand Art Gallery is pleased to present Part II: Intersecting Art, Earth, Fire, Water & Air. This exhibition includes digital prints, drawings, paintings, and lithographs by artists Sharon Ascher, Diane Burko, Karen Shaw, and Patty Stone.
Intersecting Art Earth Fire Water Air
West Strand Art Gallery is pleased to present its newest exhibition, Intersecting Art, Earth, Fire, Water & Air, featuring the responses of five artists to the environment and the four elements. This exhibition includes digital prints, drawings, paintings, and lithographs by artists Carmen Lizardo, Amy Fenton-Shine, Pablo Shine, Judy Brodsky, and Diane Burko.
Places, Memories, and Dreams
West Strand Art Gallery, located on the waterfront in Kingston's Rondout neighborhood is pleased to announce the opening of PLACES, MEMORIES & DREAMS. The exhibition features two visual artists, William J. Grant from Jay, New York and Dominick Hiddo residing in Kingston and Brooklyn, New York. Their abstract and figurative painting reference memories and dreams of places that are both imagined and based on life events. Both have exhibited in galleries and museums.
Abstractions in Space and Time
ABSTRACTIONS IN SPACE & TIME brings together five artists, all women-- Neville Bean, Isabel Cotarelo, Marsha Goldberg, Janet Henry and Karen Shaw whose work appear distinctive but are united in their common desire to undertake abstract ideas in their art making process. Their accomplished works address issues such as the passage of time, African fertility beliefs, and disintegration of technology.
COLLECTING MEMORIES is the exhibition launching the opening of the West Strand Art Gallery, located on the waterfront in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood. The gallery’s co-founders are artists Isabel Alvarez and Julio Nazario. COLLECTING MEMORIES features a selection of artworks including mixed media, prints on paper and photography made by 14 artists spanning several decades, from the mid 1970s to the present. Artists included in this exhibition are Emma Amos, Robert Birmelin, Alfonso Corpus, Marielena Ferrer, Benedict J. Fernandez, William Grant, Yolanda Lopez, Julio Nazario, Mari Mater O’Neill, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Naoko Oshima, Debra Priestly, Juan Sanchez and Jorge Soto.