Three Artists Alter Common Images at Marina Gallery, Opening May 3

Artwork by Tim D’Acquisto, Michael Chandler and Grace Kennedy

The Marina Gallery announces an exhibition of new works by Tim D’Acquisto, Michael Chandler and Grace Kennedy.

D’Acquisto’s work alters common images in ways that can only be described as transformational. He said: “Showing these Polaroids is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. They are taken over a period of many years, using an inexpensive camera and 600 color film. The resulting strong, rich colors and the 3-inch-by-3-inch format worked for me, as did the compositions that came from peering through the small viewfinder.”

In his paintings and drawings, Chandler views the natural world in surreal ways challenging memories of common objects and imbuing them with new meanings. His impressions and memories are taken from the day’s uncertainties and chaos and given context on paper and canvas.

Kennedy’s works in oil alter commonly visible objects, many often ignored. “In my work as a garden designer, my goal is usually toward achieving a fairly conventional ideal of beauty,” she said. “My art, though, has been centered on the byproducts of human interactions with the natural world. And to my own horror, I find those so-called degradations incredibly beautiful — and often sadly funny.”

The exhibition opens with a reception with the artists on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is on view through May 26 at the Marina Gallery, located at 153 Main St. in Cold Spring. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m., or by appointment. For more information contact the gallery at 845-265-2204.

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