Garrison Art Center shows begin Jan. 30
The Riverside Galleries at the Garrison Art Center will open installations of works on paper by Melissa Schlobohm and Kenny Harris on Saturday, Jan. 30, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
For Better Off Together, by Schlobohm, gallery walls are covered with swarms of block-printed and colored beetles, fireflies, stingrays, bats and more. On another wall, a print of three girls wearing animal masks and gingham and ruffled dresses is backed by wallpaper made of hundreds of printed skulls. The exhibit “is foremost about my love for animals and my interest in ecology,” Schlobohm explained. “It is about coexistence and the need to be together.”
In the adjacent gallery, Harris presents A Lineage of Imagination, also a collection of creatures but mythical ones that were meticulously drawn, cut and reassembled to create an imaginary environment with a highly theatrical presentation. “All of our dreams, hopes, and fears are encapsulated in the narratives we create,” Harris said. “Our myths tell of the magnificent creatures that persist through the diverse imagination of our kind.”
Both artists will give informal talks at the opening; the shows will run through Sunday, Feb. 28. The Riverside Galleries, located at 23 Garrison’s Landing, are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, visit garrisonartcenter.org or call 845-424-3960.