Safe Harbors of the Hudson Ann Street Gallery Presents the Exhibition Practice and Process On View November 16, 2013, through January 11, 2014
Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery celebrates its newest exhibition, Practice and Process, with an Artist's Reception and Media Preview on Saturday, November 16, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The exhibition highlights the work of five contemporary artists who address practice concerns in an attempt to provide insight into their method of creative thought. It explores their inspirational pathways and reveals how the process of creating art can often mask the extensive effort involved in the conception, design and construction of their work.
A notable work in the exhibition that demonstrates the artist's struggle to reach beyond the medium for inspiration by engaging in the process of reflective researching and active art making is
Mesmer Eyes by Guggenheim Fellow Kathy Goodell. A panoramic room installation that ensconces the viewer in a colorful and copious display of oval-shaped ink drawings, the work is viewed through oscillating optical lenses.
"Developing knowledge about the complicated processes of making art can lead to a more informed viewer and a better understanding of an artist's work. In turn, it can also precipitate a greater appreciation of art and its significance in contemporary society" says the curator of the exhibition and Ann Street Gallery Director, Virginia Walsh.
Practice and Process features the work of Jill Baroff, Martha Bone, Kathy Goodell, Stefana McClure and Todd Pavlisko.
The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. It is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Safe Harbors of the Hudson (SHOH) is a large-scale nonprofit redevelopment project in the City of Newburgh, New York, whose mission is transforming lives and building communities through housing and the arts. It is comprised of the Ann Street Gallery, a contemporary arts venue; the Lobby at the Ritz Theater, a live performing arts space; the historic Ritz Theater, a restoration project; and the Cornerstone Residence, affordable housing with adjoining artist studio space.