Meredith Rosiér presents The Drawing Galaxy
Saturday May 24 through June 14
Reception: Saturday, May 24, 4 – 7 pm
The Doghouse Gallery
429 Phillips Road (corner of Glasco Turnpike)
Saugerties, NY 12477
The contemporary abstract work of 35 artists will be shown in the 3rd Annual Drawing Galaxy Exhibition at the Doghouse Gallery. Each artist will show one framed drawing and three 5 x 5 inch mounted small works derived from Meredith Rosier’s ‘Word to Image’ methodology. The words employed trigger a drawing. The three words used are Feverish, Numerical and Topple. Consider how you might translate these words into images then come see what these artists did with those three words to create images. All work available for sale. The 5 x 5‘s will be available immediately and modestly priced at $30 each. The artists are all students of Meredith Rosiér, instructor at the Woodstock School of Art.
The 5 x 5 are to be replaced as sold so do come by again to see what is new from these fine artists each week.
Exhibiting Artist Explorers:
Barbara Velazquez, Leah Brown-Klein, Peter Franceshetti, Carol Pepper Cooper, Lila Walton, Peter Occhiogrosso, Diane Christi, Linda Miller, Petra Nimtz, Doris Goldberg, Llyn Towner, Renee Englander, Edward Welch, Lois Linet, Sandra Palmer Shaw, Frederica Ribes, Maeve Maurer, Scott Clugstone, Gloria K. Mirsky, Marilyn Hauser, September Heart, Harriet Livathinos, Martha Hill, Shellie David, Joan Oliver, Mary Licause, Susan Bissonette, John Kleinhans, Michael Hopkins, Terry Tomlinson, Judith Gerrard, Nanette Shapiro, Tory Ettlinger, Judy Jamison, Naomi Schechter.
In Meredith’s own poetic words: “The artists represented in this exhibition prompt insights about fundamental aspects of Abstraction as much as they exemplify what is possible in contemporary drawing. Between the linear tangles and fragile tendrils of mark making, these artists manipulate different amounts of materials and pigments to create distinctive works of art.
Arcs of blue on vellum. Density. Luminosity. Gradations of tone. A spectrum of light and color, ranging from brightness to dimness to darkness. Bright Pink. Grey. White. A single shape, minute or large. Clusters, masses. Systems of order versus disorder. Open space. Contained Space. Rhythmic or lyrical gestures. Translucency. Fullness and emptiness of space. Sharp marks given way to the near disappearance of marks. Restrained density. Speckled brown squares. Graphite swirls. Systems of geometric ordering. Elegant columns of watercolor and thread. Yellow orbs. Juxtaposed textures from metal screening. Ribbon like curves. Rust on burned paper. This deft display of skill and improvisation energetically presents a striking and intriguing language of Abstraction.”