In Times of Chaos and Looking Past Reality to open in Cold Spring
During the month of September, Gallery 66 NY is pleased to feature the paintings of two fine abstract artists, Dina Herrmann and Sven Mohr.
In Times of Chaos is an exhibition of five of Herrmann’s most powerful works, spanning a two-decade period. A native of New York City, Herrmann came by her talent honestly; her mother and father, who comprised the artist team of R&B Herrmann, were highly regarded men’s fashion illustrators.
Herrmann’s often eclectic approach to her painting derives from a wide range of interests, including philosophy, spirituality, and therapeutic bodywork. Through her art she strives to express, as she puts it, “a sense of order against the turmoil of everyday life.” Her work has been shown in a number of venues, including Washington D.C.’s National Endowment for the Arts.
Looking Past Reality is an exhibition of Mohr’s abstract work. Mohr grew up in Denmark and developed his fine art skills under the tutelage of the renowned Danish painter, Professor Erik Clemmesen. Immigrating to New York in 1970, he worked in the advertising business, while continuing to develop and refine his art.
In Looking Past Reality, Mohr strives to “avoid the temptation to make pretty pictures,” by focusing on the patterns, rhythms, and colors in the world around us. His bold use of colors – black is often a dominant presence – ranges from soft, seductive hues to vibrant shades of red and orange. Mohr’s works can be found in private collections in the United States and Europe.
The exhibition is on view from Sept. 6 through Sept. 29, with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main St., Cold Spring. Regular hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., or by appointment. Call 845-809-5838, or visit gallery66ny.com.