Material Memory at Emerge Gallery

Left: Crossing Fires, 24×30 acrylic and collage on wood panel Right: Lidgerwood Crane 2, 11’14, ink on paper


My first solo exhibit with Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, NY, from July 15, – August 27, 2023.

View the exhibit on Artsy HERE

The show features my on-site reportage drawings of abandoned brickyards of the Hudson Valley and the paintings they inspired, as well as my reportage of the 2017 deconstruction of the 1930s era Kosciuszko steel truss bridge, and the paintings that those drawings inspired!

Additional work from the bridge series can be viewed in an Emerge Artsy exclusive companion exhibit HERE.

Leftt: Dismantling, 11×14, Ink and mixed media on paper Right: Energetic Felling, 22×28, Acrylic on canvas

The show includes this drawing of the very last piece of the bridge to be demolished, and the painting that it inspired. I was so honored to draw a part of history.

The Last Piece, 11×14, Ink and graphite on paper

The Last Piece, 24×36, Acrylic on wood panel

Glass artist Kellie Ann Krouse fabricated this small section of the bridge in glass for the show, to further elevate the significance of the structure to New York City through the materials.

The opening was full of family and friends old and new. Please stop by the show if you are in Saugerties – gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 1 – 6pm and Sundays 1 – 5pm.

Big thank you to Robert Langdon of Emerge Gallery as well as the Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild for last year’s artist residency, where I did much of this work.



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