Reception scheduled for artists Carol Flaitz and Jane Soodalter
Two artists will be highlighted in the September exhibition, Terra Incognita, in Gallery A, at Gallery 66 NY, Cold Spring. Each, through her own chosen media, finds startling new worlds in infinitesimally small places, and translates them into fine art.
Ceramics artist Carol Flaitz draws her initial inspiration from the realm of electron microscopy. She seeks out the anomalies in images barely a millionth of a meter in scale, and in them, finds what she calls “geological landscapes.” Using these landscapes as her point of departure, she introduces a potpourri of other mediums. Starting with a fixed base of crystalline salt, she builds layers consisting of acrylics, various resins, burnt wood panels, ground glass, and encaustic.
Jane Soodalter has been a photographer all her life. Over the past several years, rather than seek expression through an ever-widening scope of subject, Jane has chosen to find hidden worlds through the realm of macro photography. First drawing her subjects from nature, she exposed the innermost secrets of flowers, plants, and — in some instances — animals. Her portfolio, Eulogy, a macro study that traces the death and return to the earth of a turkey vulture, won critical acclaim, and was featured in the literary magazine Stone Voices.
Gallery B will feature the contemporary abstract paintings of Mark Zimmermann. Zimmermann’s paintings are based on the marriage of meditative fields, architectonic structures and an organic gestural line.
Gallery C will feature Colorbar, Robert Wiener’s contemporary and architectural glassworks. Fascinated by the infinite diversity of color, texture and form in glass, his work explores the relationship between pattern and color through abstract, geometric design.
Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main St., Cold Spring. All exhibits are on view from Sept. 5 through Sept. 28, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5. Regular hours are Thursday through Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Call 845-809-5838 or visit gallery66ny.com.
Images courtesy of Gallery 66 NY