Geraldo Perez: Sketch Book Paintings

February 28, 2012 – March 24, 2012

Opening reception: Thursday March 1, 6-8pm

The Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to present new work by Geraldo Perez. The exhibition is entitled “Sketch Book Paintings.” The work draws from various sketch books, including his “on roll sketch book,” which is 110 yards long by 42 inches wide. Selections from the on roll sketch book will be displayed on a screen. Also included in the show will be his “phone book sketch books” and visitors are invited to look through these intimate “sketch books.”

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Alakananda Mukerji: Then and Now: Power and Politics in New York City

January 31- February 25, 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 6-8 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, February 25, 3-6 pm

Professor Murkerji’s work is defined as aesthetic activism as she is interested in changing herself and others through the practice and discipline of making art. The images in Professor Mukerji’s artwork are a fusion of tradition and current contemporary concepts. Her artwork is inspired by memory, observation and a connection to New York City. Her artwork is evidence of her passport to numerous countries that she has visited. These countries are her connection with the many people that find their way to New York City.

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Anne Diggory: Turbulence

January 3 – 28, 2012

Opening Reception: January 5, 6-8 pm

Closing Reception: January 28, 4-6 pm

Blue Mountain Gallery presents Turbulence, an exhibition by Anne Diggory that includes recent paintings and mixed media works with dynamic instability in motif and medium. The turbulence, from slight to extreme, occurs in waters, skies and tabletop arrangements. Hybrid works combine sections of photography and painting in a multi-layered process. In these, the surface of the artwork is disturbed by the abrupt and gradual transitions between modes of representation. Further disruptions, slightly tempered by stable horizons, occur with deep spaces, off-kilter compositions and irregular perimeters that energize the work.

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Nancy Beal: Recent Paintings

Recent Paintings, November 1 – December 1, 2011

Reception: November 3, 6-8pm

The Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of recent paintings by Nancy Beal. The show will open on November 1 and continue to December 1, 2011. Beal’s work includes winter landscapes, still lifes and her exuberant summer garden paintings as well as a series of drawings.

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Marcia Clark: Travels: Paintings and Oil Sketches

TRAVELS: Paintings and Oil Sketches, October 4-29, 2011

Paintings by Marcia Clark in her exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery are a result of journeys to Greenland and Iceland over the past three years, and local travels between her home upstate and her studio in Manhattan. Pathways, roads, ice or waterways are repeated features of these paintings in which movement is an undercurrent. The larger works are amalgams of experience, often incorporating multiple panels and a mixture of media.

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Sharyn Finnegan: Evolution: Self-Portrait Retrospective and Recent Work

Evolution: Self-Portrait Retrospective and Recent Work, Sept. 6 – Oct. 1, 2011

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 8, 5-8

Sharyn Finnegan’s images come from the coasts of England, Iceland, Newfoundland, Denmark and around her NY and Vermont homes. Her work centers on focused observation of the subject, whether figure or landscape. The time this takes dictates the technique, working deliberately on still subjects in sunshine with oils or pencil, or working loosely in charcoal on more ephemeral subjects such as fog. Depending on the situation, Finnegan’s work can leap from 4″x 6″ to 30″x 40″ or larger, or from a very horizontal format to a very vertical one. She deliberately resists the easy packaging of consistent scale, shape or subject, believing that variability and complexity is closer to our real lives and her work must reflect this.

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Ival Stratford-Kovner: Horse Drawn

Horse Drawn

August 2-20, 2011

Opening Reception: August 4, 5–8 pm

Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to present “Horse Drawn,” a series of drawings executed in charcoal, monochromatic pastel, oil stick and burnt sienna wash, by the artist Ival. The show opens August 2 and continues through August 20. A gallery reception is scheduled for August 4, Thursday, 5 – 8 PM. The artist will also be present each Saturday for the duration of the show to discuss her work.

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Joan Marie Kelly: Zones of Contact, The Public Art of Joan Marie Kelly

Zones of Contact, The Public Art of Joan Marie Kelly

July 12 – 30, 2011

Reception: July 14th 5-8pm

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Western Connecticut State University: MFA 2011

Western Connecticut State University

June 21 – July 9, 2011

The Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 5 – 8 p.m.

Graduate students in the M.F.A. program in Visual Arts at Western Connecticut State University will be exhibiting their thesis work at Blue Mountain Gallery in June and July. The Master of Fine Arts is the terminal degree for practicing artists, and the Thesis exhibition is the capstone experience of that program, demonstrating a personal direction and mastery in the work of graduating artists. This year’s Thesis class includes seven painters and three illustrators.

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Rosemary Dunbar: By Hand: Postcards from China and the Calligrapher’s Dream

By Hand: Postcards from China and The Calligrapher’’s Dreams

Reception: Thursday May 26th, 6-8pm

The works in this show are modest in scale emphasizing handmade intimacy and personal communication. In “Postcards from China” the souvenir Chinese postcards have a vintage, nostalgic feel. The monoprint technique used in painting reveals the limits of recollection as the image on the postcard is imperfectly printed onto the face of the postcard. Encrypted binary symbol messages on the front of the card replace the short, cheery sentences normally found on the back which detail the writer’s location and activities that are unique to that place. The postcard reminds the viewer that modern text messaging and encrypted communications with text and pictures on the internet are not really so far from the 140 character message found on increasingly obsolete picture postcards sent through physical public channels.

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