Ceramics, Furniture, and Still Life Painting
Collaborative table settings and still life paintings create a visual feast
Clifton Springs, NY – For its new exhibition, Main Street Arts invited pairs of ceramic artists and furniture makers to create a variety of collaborative works. The result is a carefully curated exhibition of ceramics and furniture with still life paintings, by 15 local artists and makers. Setting The Table will open on Saturday, October 15 with a reception from 4 to 7pm.
Ceramic and Furniture Pairs: Richard Aerni and Chara Dow; Kelly B. Justice and Jason Fierst; Colleen McCall and Mahlon Huston; Peter Pincus and Patrick Kana; Kate Symonds and Adrian VandenBout.
Still Life Painters: Amy Colburn, Cherry Rahn, Gary Trento, Patricia Tribastone, Sean Witucki
The variety in style and execution of work in this exhibition represents the variety found in the region at large. From the director: "We looked at a wide variety of ceramics and furniture from regional artists and makers and made an effort to hit certain notes within each field. Each pair of artists were carefully considered to make sure they were complimentary and visually engaging, while also maintaining enough contrast to create a dialogue. The still life paintings were brought in to the mix as a way to give another context to the exhibition and to punctuate the areas surrounding the ceramics and furniture."
The gallery is open to the public and as always, entry is free. Wine and snacks will be served at the opening reception on October 15.
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Image Details (Artist, Title, Medium - Location) From Top Left to Bottom Right:
1. Aerni, Richard - Ceramic vessel with ash glaze (Rochester)
2. Colburn, Amy - Oil Can and Pumpkin, oil on canvas (Canandaigua)
3. Dow, Chara - Table, beechwood, oriental bittersweet, and honeylocust (Rochester)
4. Fierst, Jason - Division and Order Credenza, walnut and steel (Rochester)
5. Justice, Kelly B. - Triple Tapas Tray, porcelain (Rochester)
6. McCall, Colleen - Green Vase, ceramic (Elmira)
7. Pincus, Peter - Urns, colored porcelain and gold lustre (Penfield)
8. Symonds, Kate - Mug, ceramic (Canandaigua)
9. Trento, Gary - Pots with Sliced Lemon on White Metal Work Table, oil (Syracuse)
10. Tribastone, Patricia - Farm Market Finds, oil on linen board (Canandaigua)
11. VandenBout, Adrian - Table and Chair, reclaimed wood and branches (Phelps)
The Second Floor Gallery: Visitors can also see an exhibition in the second floor gallery, Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Curiosities. Featuring a collection of unusual, rare and curious specimens and etchings by Syracuse-based artist, Elizabeth Andrews.
Artist Residency Program: Current artists in residence, Cathryn Leyland and John Galan have been working hard in their studio spaces on the second floor at Main Street Arts. Visitors to the opening reception will have a chance to see their studios and chat with them about their work. The Artist Residency Program at Main Street Arts offers studio space to artists on a one-month or two-month basis.
Both exhibitions run Oct 15–Nov 25, 2016; gallery hours are Tuesday–Thursday, 11a.m.–6p.m. and Friday–Saturday, 11a.m.–7p.m. For additional information about this exhibition, please contact Bradley Butler, gallery director at (315)462-0210 or email email@example.com or visit www.mainstreetartsgallery.com. Interviews and video footage can be arranged upon request.