Very happy to be a part of the group exhibit, Tell Me a Story, at Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, NY; curated by Robert Langdon. The show is up from October 16 – November 14, 2021.
The exhibit includes works of various styles and mediums – collage, drawings, fiber art, monotypes, paintings, photography, sculpture – that all lead the viewer toward a narrative. My mixed media piece, Remnants, above, will hang in the Saugerties gallery and an additional mixed media piece, Reclamation, below, will be included in the extended online exhibit on Artsy. There will be an open house at the gallery on Saturday, October 16 – stop by and say hello if you are in the area!
Both pieces are collage explorations of themes from a larger series, inspired by the 2017 demolition of the 1939 Kosciuszko Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Queens, NY.
In Remnants (above), the passage of time is revealed through the broken elements of the old industrial truss bridge construction and the organic plants that break through to reclaim the territory. The human element brings these disparate moments together, through the layers of memory and lived experience that reverberate in public spaces.
Reclamation (below) tells the story of the reclamation of old industrial spaces by native plants; and the assertion of nature over the urban space with the passage of time. It’s a beautiful process that speaks to the resiliency of life.
Robert Langdon has opened up the exhibit for interpretation by writers, who are invited to create work inspired by the art in Tell Me A Story. You can read some of their submissions, or submit your own response HERE.
The exhibit opens this Saturday, October 16. There will be an online artists discussion and virtual tour on Sunday, October 24, 2021, 3PM broadcast live on YouTube.
Emerge Gallery, 228 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477. www.emergegallery.com