2014 BMG Newsletter

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Burt Van Deusen: Chance Meetings

May 20 – June 14, 2014

On display from May 20,through June 14, 2014, at The Blue Mountain Gallery is the second one-person show of works by Burt Van Deusen.  The works shown were developed onPine Island,Florida, during the winter and spring of 2013.  All are charcoal drawings on paper.  They attempt to parallel natures interactions with certain human activities, both spiritual and physical.  The narrative is portrayed by some of nature’s basics elements: sky, fog, clouds, water and terra firma; and further reduced to white through near black by the use of charcoal: probably human’s first art medium.  The imagery is landscape-like, but not observations, they are invented fantasies, although they could occur.

The artist states: It is my hope that these drawings convey a quiet monumentality that will contribute to the observer’s natural inner search for a “sense of place” and belonging in their life and reality.

 

Linda Smith: Secular Icons

April 22 – May 17, 2014

In a time when the word icon can mean anything from commercialized images that flood the media to religious icons, the paintings of Linda Smith, Secular Icons, help to fill a void in contemporary life. In a complex stressful world, her paintings offer a place for quiet meditation, without a specific doctrine.

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Richard Castellana: This and That


March 25 – April 19, 2014

Blue Mountain Gallery presents This and That, recent paintings by artist Richard Castellana.  The exhibition features more than a dozen works depicting still lifes, cityscapes, and landscapes, all replete with his innate eye for color and light.

Although Castellana’s painting style and themes vary, he maintains his signature touch—thus the title of the show, This and That.   Initially working from observation, his paintings develop through invented form, memory, and imagination.  While the influence of Bonnard, Matisse, Morandi, and Mondrian can be detected, Castellana’s practice is mainly a meditation on light and color; painting what is and is not there.

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Margaret Grimes : Passages

Feb 25 – March 22, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday Feb. 27, 5-8 pm

The exhibition, entitled “Passages,” includes ten new works varying in size from miniature premiere coupe studies to ambitious large-scale diptychs, all of which focus on the trees surrounding Grimes’ studios in Connecticut and Maine.  Ranging from the stark and somber to the lush and sensuous, these trees appear as personages, which are immediately observed and yet metaphorical, with implications of time, change, mortality and rebirth.

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Kramer and Thurston

Marjorie Kramer : Survey of Woods Paintings and Urban Drawings        
Sam Thurston : Sculpture and Paintings

January 28 – February 22, 2014

Blue Mountain Gallery presents the work of two artists, Marjorie Kramer and Sam Thurston, who both use the carefully observed world as a starting point for range of expressive works in a variety of mediums. The artists work in New York City and Vermont.

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Douglas Anderson 2013

Douglas Anderson: Recent Work         December 26 – January 26 2013

 

The artist returns to the gallery for his first solo show since 2006 with a series of abstract images on paper. Drawing his inspiration from the masters of calligraphy of China and Japan, who sometimes describe their approaches as “walking” or “running” styles, Anderson, in these new paintings, has created whole universes with no more than black ink or pencil. He is attracted to the metaphor walking/running and thinks it describes perfectly his attempts to draw at the speed of thought, which is sometimes slow and ponderous and sometimes faster than the hand can record.

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Sharyn Finnegan – Views

Views from West 9th and Elsewhere
December 26– January 25, 2013-14

Native New York artist, Sharyn Finnegan, is having a solo exhibit at the Blue Mountain Gallery dedicated to the view south from her mother’s window on West 9th Street in Greenwich Village, a view she looked at growing up, as well as early on the morning of the 11th of September 2001.

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2013 Juried Exhibition

Exhibit: December 3 – 21, 2013
Reception: Thursday, December 5, 5 to 8
JUROR: Andrea Wells, Director, Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to announce our first national Juried Exhibition. Twenty five artists working in a range of styles and media have been selected by Andrea WellsDirector of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

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Helene Manzo – Singular Obsessions

Singular Obsessions: Paintings and Monotypes
October 29 – November 23, 2013

In her solo show, Singular Obsessions, Helene Manzo visits and revisits subjects and themes that have long recurred in her paintings and prints.  She continues to be inspired by the energy of the movement of water and the profusion of plant life. Manzo transforms those observations into evocative works that that contain dialogues between clarity and mystery, order and chaos.

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