Buster Levi Ponders Reality

Group show focuses on perception

The Buster Levi Gallery in Cold Spring will host an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, for its latest exhibit, Perceived/Constructed. It will run on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. through January.

The multimedia group show focuses on interpretations of reality evident in everyday experiences. It includes paintings, photography, ready-mades and sculpture by John Allen, Tim D’Acquisto, Grace Kennedy, Bill Kooistra, Ann Provan, Ursula Schneider and Lucille Tortora.

Grace Kennedy’s paintings in this show are from her series Road Kill. The sources for each of these paintings are roads near Kennedy’s home and studio. Tim D’Acquisto also paints a subject familiar to him; chairs and tables from a room in his home. In his work, John Allen focuses on a garden shovel draped in cloth and hanging on a wall.

In Lucille Tortora’s photographs, nearly identical images of the moon cast a somewhat blurred streak of light over a body of water. Bill Kooistra’s “Road/Sky Paintings” translate experience into abstract images. Ann Provan’s sculpture explores the relationship between an abstract object and its source.

The attempt to capture an experience, in this case observed, is the subject of Ursula Schneider’s painting Visiting Hours. Schneider describes the painting as “a series of hospital hallways, painted in grey tones including architectural details and objects in the individual spaces. These are stacked vertically on top of one another with a darker band on either side giving the appearance of a filmstrip.”

The Buster Levi Gallery is located at 121 Main Street. For more information, visit busterlevigallery.com.

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