Matteawan Gallery announces a new exhibit, Christopher Albert: Harbor. The paintings and drawings in the exhibition are inspired by the artist’s visits to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1992 and 2012. This is Albert’s first solo exhibition at Matteawan Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. The show runs through Nov. 2, 2014.
For Albert, the show’s title Harbor refers to things that we hold on to, as well as things that have a hold on us. It also refers to an actual harbor in Geneva, where Albert spent many lakeside hours in 1992 observing and listening to the moored boats.
The experience made such an impression on him that he decided to return in 2012 on a self-imposed artist residency to revisit the city, his memories, and the work he made at that earlier time. Paintings in the exhibition are based on the shape of the harbor in Geneva, and the works on paper loosely allude to the coat of arms of the city.
Albert grew up in Colorado and currently lives in Beacon. In August 2014 his work was included in the exhibition Salon des Refuse, curated by Thomas Huber at the Garrison Art Center in Garrison.
Hours are Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Contact Karlyn Benson at [email protected] or 845-440-7901. The gallery is located at 464 Main St., in Beacon. Visit matteawan.com.
Image courtesy of Matteawan Gallery
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