The Ann Street Gallery presents its newest exhibition Abstractions: New Modernism, with an artist reception on Saturday, March 2, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Within this exhibition, the extension of abstraction runs through various and diverse mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and digital images, while resisting grand generalizations and addressing skeptical attitudes and misunderstandings we often bring to our experience of abstract art.
Abstract art can be interpreted in various ways and relies on reflection for meaning to emerge. It doesn’t matter greatly whether someone likes or dislikes abstract art. It is a common tendency of people to narrow the field of what they consider permissible in art to their own personal prejudices. Abstractions: New Modernism offers an opportunity to transcend this way of thinking, to remain open for any individual response, especially those not confined to any single dictate or definition. The work of the artist is to affect the nature of the viewer’s response to their work.
Artists featured oclude Cyrille Allannic, Vivian Altman, Sedar Arat, Sarah Bednarek, Karlos Carcamo, Rosalyn Driscoll, Susan English, Catherine Evans, Kathryn Gabriel, Victoria Manning, Sanford Mirling, Kirsten Nash, Barbara Smith Gioia, Dina White and Jake Winiski.
The exhibition is on view through Saturday, April 13. The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh, director of the Ann Street Gallery. The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann St. in Newburgh. Viewing hours are Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed for lunch 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.) and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.