Monday, December 4, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
|Repose Revisited locust logs, metal leaf, crocheted wire dimensions variable View 1|
|Repose Revisited View 2|
I use wood from the Widlerstein site to create “Repose Revisited”. The wood is from a locust tree that had been growing in front of the Wilderstein home for many decades, perhaps centuries. The tree bore witness to the changing landscape and people who inhabit it. This sculpture allows the cut tree to continue to be a part of its original environment, for a time, taking in more of the environs and exuding the history contained therein.
I arrange the locust logs to at first appear as if they are randomly fallen. The viewer happens upon the work as an unexpected cache and discovers the logs are deliberately placed and significantly altered. The scars and flaws in the wood have been embellished and celebrated with gold leaf and crocheted wire. The cut ends have a patina of metal leaf emphasizing their shape.
Locust is considered to be a strong wood which is very resistant to decay. It is said that locust lasts “one year less than stone”. Although a strong wood, the original tree had been dying from age and disease and had to be felled. The passage of time and the effects of weather continue to act on the sculpture constantly and gradually changing it. “Repose Revisited” celebrates history, the passage of time, imperfection and mortality.
WILDERSTEIN HISTORIC SITE
4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial
4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial
Come see 18 amazing sculptures gracing Wilderstein's landscape by a diverse group of Hudson Valley artists. Curated by FRANC PALAIA, work on display encompasses a wide range of styles and mediums. The show will be open to the public daily, 9am to 4pm, June 3 through October 31.
MICHAEL ASBILL * JODI CARLSON * DAVE CHANNON * JOE CHIRCHIRILLO * MICHAEL CICCONE * MIMI CZAJKA GRAMINSKI * CARL GRIECO * TOM HOLMES * JEFF JOHNSON * BERNARD KLEVICKAS * ALEX KVETON * NORM MAGNUSSON * DAVID NYZIO * SHELLEY PARRIOTT * PETER SCHLEMOWITZ * HERMAN ROGGESON SUPRINA * NAOMI TEPPICH
Wilderstein Historic Site is a house museum in Rhinebeck, New York. The estate, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as the Hudson Valley's most important example of Victorian architecture. Tours, gift shop, hiking trails, and spectacular Hudson River views.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Opening Reception October 15, 5-7 pm
The Betsy Jacaruso Gallery is pleased to present “His Eyes Were So Blue”, an exhibition of sensuous, lightweight installations by Mimi Czajka Graminski.
Her installations are inspired by materials that evoke a sense of gravity, invisible air, and shadow play—such as, delicate fabric, translucent paper, and airy wool. She says, “I see my studio as a laboratory where I collect disparate specimens and then manipulate and transform them, sometimes contrasting them with unlikely pairing”. The exhibition “His Eyes Were So Blue” includes works where the shadow appears more solid than the physical media, and the appearance of fragility is contrasted by inherent strength. Graminski relates these qualities to the intersection of feminism and femininity—“where strength and delicacy exist on the same plane."
We will host an opening reception, free and open to the public, on Saturday, October 15th, from 5-7pm.
The show will remain on view through the month of October.
Facebook: Betsy Jacaruso Studio and Gallery
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
In speaking about how we arrived at our pairings, we started in a very literal sense—the colors and shapes and how there was an almost magnetic pull between the art forms. But then inevitably the conversation would go beyond that connection, to the very experiences that shaped the pieces and poems—the natural world, on being a woman in mid-life, family, on losing parents, on jobs, bonfires, and so much more. To us, these matchings feel personal and political, and the process by which they came together, deeply mysterious and humbling.
The exhibit at the Hammond Museum also continues until September.