July 28, 2011 —
NARROWSBURG, NY — “Just… Air,” an exhibition of work by eight artists who chart atmosphere through photography, mixed media, installation and painting—opens at the Loft Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center in Narrowsburg, NY on Friday, July 29, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The show, curated by Dale Emmart and Karen Bell, will be on view through August 20.
Painter Dale Emmart and photographer Karen Bell employ images that deal with the sky and air in metaphor. Sandy Gellis’ work combines etchings of turkey vulture flight sequences with inkjet images. Tina Hutchings’ iconic, minimal maritime collages reflect upon the effect of barometric air pressure in and around her Bermuda home. Arthur Levine makes paintings that float manmade machines in fields of blue marks influenced by cinematic lighting. Glenn Lieberman’s photographs from an express train window in France use time and density of atmosphere to capture the weight of air compounded by speed. Esther Podemski transfers photographic images of industrial exhaust clouds and migratory bird patterns into skillfully wrought drawings. Linda Stillman maintains a diary of daily sky portraits as a meditative discipline of observation. Her installations infer the particular and unique with memory, clarity, and repetition. Air is the common denominator.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY, and is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
The Loft Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.