In My Life and That’s Rubbish open May 1
On May 1, Cold Spring’s monthly First Friday, Gallery 66 NY will premiere a three-artist show titled In My Life. The exhibit celebrates and honors the origins, paths and way stations a life can take. The works chosen by the artists for In My Life, many created specifically for this event, establish a rhythm and pattern common to all human experiences. The works celebrate the aspirations and fears, failures and the triumphs that reflect a rich and meaningful life.
Bob Madden will show a series of stone sculptures that provide snapshots into his life’s passions, ranging from astronomy to Greek mythology.
Karen Madden is preparing a set of pieces with an underlying theme of the unanticipated challenges that life presents along with opportunities for new experiences.
Lauren Walling, deputy executive director of the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale and recently honored by Hudson Valley magazine in 2014 as one of 10 influential women in business in the Hudson Valley, offers mixed media ceramic and wire works that reflect on family, history, experience and relationships. Focusing on her relationship with her father and his writings, she incorporates text into ceramic bodies through a process of unique surface design rendering.
Gallery B and C’s That’s Rubbish are exhibits of works formed from found or recycled objects. Included are works by artist Jaynie Crimmins in Shreds. Her household mail in the form of catalogs, letters, financial statements and solicitations arrives with its own narrative about why it is being mailed.
These exhibits will run from May 1 through May 31, with an artist’s reception on Friday, May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main St. in Cold Spring. For more information, call 845-809-5838 or go to gallery66ny.com.
Images courtesy Gallery 66 NY