Artists’ use of layering the focus of November shows
This November, Gallery 66 NY will present artists’ works based on the process of layers to achieve multidimensional work.
In Gallery A, artists Anita Jacobson (co-founder and first curator of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum) and Rebecca Darlington (recipient of an artist residency at CAMAC in Champagne, France) tackle the concept of layers both in life and in nature, giving it their own twist and signature. In Gallery C, New York City’s MeKo Designs uses multiple layers to bring depth to cityscape environments.
Jacobson’s process of layering in collage changes and enriches each of her compositions. The work portrays how artificial and manufactured elements have been imposed on nature by humankind. Jacobson begins with familiar objects and images, and transforms them into surreal works of fantasy and whimsy. Genetically altered animals are transformed into alien creatures with remnants of manmade objects incorporated into their bodies. The message is serious while the art is whimsical.
Darlington’s exhibit includes sculptures in resin emerging from the canvas of her conceptual paintings. Darlington’s work exemplifies the gut reaction she feels to the busy-ness of life. She explores the interactions of angst, joy and stress with figurative shapes from resin and painterly layers of stenciled lace and vinyl applications. The figures relate to business networks, collaborations, family groups and social communities, and the layers convey their multiple connections.
“Our Hometown: NYC” is featured in Gallery C. Artists Meg Branzetti and Vicky Kokolski have developed a distinct vision through layers of kiln-formed glass. Influenced by the energy, multiculturalism and ever-present new construction in their hometown of New York City, their most recent artwork creates a unique urban experience.
Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main St. in Cold Spring. All exhibits will be on view Nov. 7–30 with an opening reception Friday, Nov. 7, 6–9 p.m. Regular hours are Thursday-Sunday, noon–6. For more information, call 845-809-5838 or visit gallery66ny.com.