Category: Gallery

One lonely painting on the wall

I just delivered 29 of my paintings to Matted LIC for an upcoming solo exhibition…hence the empty wall in my studio. See all the nails without art hanging from them? This poor little painting didn’t make the cut!

Opening night this Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6-8pm at Matted LIC, 46-36 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City. I would love to see you there (free wine and food, plus my eternal gratitude!).

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See my artwork and get it framed while you are there

I will be exhibiting my artwork at Matted LIC from Sept. 19 – October 13.  Matted LIC is a gallery, frame and gift shop founded in 2009 on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City, Queens.

Donna Drimer, Matted LIC's owner, in her funky store standing in front of a former art exhibition.  My artwork will be hanging here from Sept. 15 - October 13, 2016.
Donna Drimer, Matted LIC’s owner, in her funky store standing in front of a former art exhibition. My artwork will be hanging here from Sept. 15 – October 13, 2016.

It’s a fun and funky shop with artfully items to decorate your home.  They offer conservation custom framing with a certified professional framer on staff and conservation ready-made frames, as well as a wide selection of eclectic jewelry, artisan items, and giftware for men, women, and children.  You never know what you’ll find!

 
Matted LIC
46-36 Vernon Blvd 
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 786-8660
Hours – MON: Closed / TUE & WED: 10am–6pm / THU & FRI: 10am–7pm / SAT: 10am–6pm / SUN: 12pm–5pm

In the Realm of Dreams

Bridging Our Differences Web
Please celebrate with me the opening reception of “In the Realm of Dreams”, a two women exhibition at the Front Street Gallery this Friday, May 13 from 6-9pm.
“In the Realm of Dreams” features the 4th annual Front Street Gallery juried group show winners. Kathy Ferguson & Tanya Kukucka. Kathy and Tanya were winners of our group show, “Blue,” and both artists credit the dream-state as a direct source of their works.
“Kathy Ferguson is mixed media artist from New York City. Like dreams and the imagination, her artwork is multi-layered. “In the magical interlude between sleep and awakening, my paintings are conceived.” Hand printed paper is the base for her landscapes; paint continues to build the basic framework. “Each addition informs the next, while I build, destroy, erase and repaint, layers peek through exposing glimpses of these earlier strata. The work may evolve beyond, but it is the dream that sustains me until I reach my new world.”
“In the Realm of Dreams”, opening Friday the 13th of May, 6-9pm, at Front Street Gallery, and runs from May 13 – July 8. www.frontstreetgallery.org.

"Arming" myself for a good time

 

The “Armory” art fairs were held in New York City this weekend with both the Park Armory on the Upper East Side and the Armory Show on Piers 92 & 94.  “Armed” with an open mind to see the newest ideas in contemporary art, I headed over to the piers to check out the Armory Show.

Now in its 22nd year, The Armory Show is billed as “New York’s premier international art fair, showcasing over 200 galleries from around the world. The Armory Show combines access to high quality modern and contemporary art with a commitment to spotlighting new and emerging voices in the visual arts.” I gave myself both Friday and Saturday to see the shows as there was just too much to see in one day.  I found myself particularly drawn to the selections in the Modern Show (Pier 92) this year and even purchased a couple paintings by Darren Waterston from the DC Moore Gallery (see above).  I’ve shared some of my favorites from the Modern and the Contemporary Armory Shows below.

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Janaina Tschape, mixed media

Hard to believe, but I’d never heard of Janaina Tschäpe before the fair, though she’s been creating art for almost two decades.  Apparently I’m the only one as a long standing collector bought her work while I was standing there admiring it!

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John Grillo, oil on canvas

A beautiful example of John Grillo’s (who passed away in 2014 at the age of 97) colorful work.

Julian Martin
Julian Martin

Australian artist Julian Martin was having a good day as 14 of his 18 paintings on exhibit had already found new homes early on during the fair.

Gabriel de la Mora
Gabriel de la Mora

From a distance, I thought this work of Gabriel de la Mora‘s (this photo is half of a mirrored diptych) was created from carved wood panels. However, it was actually created from the soles of tennis shoes!  I love all the different patterns.

Feeling Blue?  I know just the place for you

Harbor Town

The color blue evokes serenity, spirituality, infinity.  Lay back and look at heaven.  The 5th chakra:  the throat, voice and self-expression.  Deep blues: singing, listening.  Sea and shadow.  Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary.  Krishna has blue skin.  Fifty-three percent of the world’s flags have blue.  It’s the color most commonly used in corporate identities.  Miles Davis was kind of blue.  What kind of blue are you?

Harbor Town, mixed media on cradled panel, 32″ x 32″, $1800

This painting was inspired by the Boston Harbor which I lived near a few years ago.  The water is made from many layers of translucent mulberry paper which I painted all these wonderful shades of blue.

“BLUE” Exhibition at the Front Street Gallery

I am exhibition my painting title “Harbor Town” in the BLUE exhibition at the Front Street Gallery in Patterson, New York. The show opened on October 18 and runs through December 6.  The gallery has extended hours on October 24 & 25 as part of the ArtEast Open Studio Tour.

See a BLUE slide show at the gallery website http://frontstreetgallery.org.  Front Street Gallery is at 21 Front Street in Patterson, New York, across the street from the Metro North train Station.

Featuring Gretchen Hoffman Abene, Patrick J. Cicalo, Shelley Dell, Andrew Dines, Ken Dreyfack, Kathy Ferguson, Matt Frieburghaus, Sarah K. Gray, Nicole Hughes, Annette Jaret, Lise Kjaer, Sassoon Kosian, Galina Krasskova, Tanya Kukucka, Pamela Lambros, Hannah Raine Brenner-Leonard, Alex Lindquist, Amanda Lynne, Eugene Posolli, Karen Schaffel, Ilona Sirman, Jane Soodalter, Fran Traina, Meaghan Troup, Rosanne Walsh, Dayna Wenzel, Joann Zwolski.

Georgia has more than peanuts

Valdosta Art Gallery

If you find yourself in Georgia during the next few weeks, stop by to see my work at the “Valdosta National 2015 Exhibition”.  My painting “Hamsa” is on displayed at Valdosta State University’s Fine Arts Gallery from January 20 to February 6.

A hot and cold time in New York City

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Last Thursday night, it was a whooping 8 degree Fahrenheit in New York City.  But that didn’t stop the art lovers from turning out to attend the Atlantic Gallery’s “Over the Bridge” exhibition in Chelsea.  I was fortunate to have two paintings in this show, along with 38 other Long Island City artists.  The wine was flowing, the crowd was enthusiastic and the art was excellent.  I’ve included photographs of that night “before” and “during” the  opening to show you the crush.  There is still plenty of time to see the exhibition on display until January 17th at Atlantic Gallery, Suite 540, 548 West 28th Street, New York City.

Chelsea, NYC’s heart of art galleries

Atlantic Gallery

I’m so excited!  I am  exhibiting in my first Chelsea art gallery in New York City. I feel like the Chelsea neighborhood is the heart of contemporary art in the Big Apple.  Please stop by the “OVER THE BRIDGE” show at the Atlantic Gallery between January 5-17. Join me at the artists’ reception on January 8, 2015!  Atlantic Gallery is located at 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540, New York, NY.