Exhibition opens with reception Nov. 1
Glass artist Barbara Galazzo and mixed media artist Carol Flaitz have dramatically redefined visions of shape and color. The striking results are at the heart of the new exhibition at Gallery 66 NY, which will be on view from Nov. 1 through Dec. 1.
Flaitz, an artist most known in the art world for her multimedia sculptural panels based on images found in nanotechnology, will be showing results of a year-long exploration of color studies in encaustics, a wax and natural resin-based medium known for its rich colors and translucent satin textures.
An arts educator, Flaitz had 3D glasses from one of her student projects and put them on to view some of her color study experiments. The result was that each panel “splits” into a foreground and background, according to the colors, that doesn’t exist in reality. Glasses will be available at the gallery for visitors.
Galazzo is a fused-glass artist who clearly revels in her medium. “I love the airiness, the brilliant transparency and opacity of glass,” she said. Galazzo has introduced a new dimension into such recent pieces as Seascape and Wave, imbuing the glass with a unique fluidity in works that appear at once liquid and solid, fragile and firm.
The artists’ reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main St., Cold Spring. Regular hours are Thursday-Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., or by appointment. Call 845-809-5838, or visit gallery66ny.com.