Andrew Lyght: Full Circle at The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

WAAM will be closed for the month of January – but that shouldn’t stop you from experiencing great art! With the cold weather of winter upon us its the perfect time to step inside local galleries and museums to experience the various exhibits in the Hudson Valley. Full Circle, by artist Andrew Lyght, can be seen at The Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz. Full Circle is a venture into the departures, encounters, discoveries, and transgressions that inform Andrew Lyght’s artistic practice and life. While living and working for decades in various cultural contexts such as Guyana, Canada, and the United States, Lyght has pursued an extensive inquiry into the mechanics of art making.

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Curated by Tumelo Mosaka, Andrew Lyght: Full Circle is the artist’s first museum exhibition since he moved to Kingston, NY in 2006. Best known for his flexible and volumetric forms, vibrant paintings, and abstract linear drawings, Lyght creates a wide range of works that analyze the structural properties of painting and reanimate pictorial space as an open system. Over the many years he has developed an art form that explores the built environment as a dynamic pictorial subject, introducing new ways of seeing the world around us.

Andrew Lyght Full Circle

Curated by Tumelo Mosaka

January 20 — April 10, 2016
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries

Opening reception Saturday, February 6, 2016, 5–7 pm


Museum Hours

Wednesday—Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
(Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Holidays)
Please call ahead during summer and intersessions to confirm exhibition availability.

Please Note: 
Winter intersession: Closed some days
July 4th Closed
August: Open on Saturdays and Sundays only


The Dorsky is located in the center of campus very close to the Student Union Building (SUB) (the glass structure) and the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB), both of which are easily accessed from Route 32/Manheim Boulevard.  Visitor parking can be found both in front of the Welcome Center (located in the HAB), and in the lots on the west side of the campus (see map). When parking on the Manheim Boulevard (east) side of the campus, the museum is visible just beyond the SUB. Enter through the the doors headed by “Fine & Performing Arts Center.”

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