Van Brunt Projects presents a group exhibition of works in black and white by Loel Barr, Alison Petrosky, David Provan and Thomas Sarrantonio March 15 through April 20, at Hudson Beach Glass Gallery. On view will be work in diverse media and styles with the common denominator of an absence of chroma. The formal possibilities and expressive potential of black and white (and shades of grey) are explored in contrasting and compelling ways by these four artists.
In B&Wx4 Barr, of Saugerties, is exhibiting finely detailed drawings in graphite on paper, which depict articles of clothing and evoke the presence, or perhaps absence, of the people who wore them.
Petrosky, of Saratoga, is showing drawings in ink and hand decorated ceramic pieces, which have evolved from her interest in the sacred space of the mandala and her love of the patterning found in traditional Mehndi design.
Cold Spring resident David Provan works mostly in three dimensions, producing minimal and quirkily evocative abstract sculptures. His work seems to exist on the borders of line and form, drawing and modeling.
Sarrantonio’s landscapes are recognizable for his signature brushwork and brilliant sense of color. In the work on view in this exhibition, Sarrantonio has narrowed his palette to black and white and the shades in between.
Van Brunt Projects promotes the work of Hudson Valley artists in pop-up shows, museum exhibitions and art fairs. An artist talk and reception will be held April Second Saturday. Hudson Beach Glass Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor, 162 Main St., Beacon.