Gallery 66 NY is pleased to announce the June exhibitions. “Improvisation” featuring the photography of Ellen Crane and Jennifer Woolcock Schwartz’s paintings, inspired by jazz and dance. “Bimorphic Close Ups”, paintings by Michael Mueller, and the “Garden Within” sculptures by Sarah Haviland.
Ellen Crane, a former professional dancer, is passionate about photographing choreography and movement. Her lifelong interest in movement and her background in dance informs her methods for expressing kinetic energy in still photographs. Setting her lens on fireworks displays and choreography required exploring new ways of moving her camera, producing compositions quite different than what was observed with the naked eye. Many of the images in this collection are the result of spontaneity and chance, coupled with skill and trust.
Jennifer Woolcock Schwartz is showing a series of paintings and drawings inspired by her love of jazz. The theme of her collection is the color blue. The background of each painting is blue and it is also the predominant color in her drawings. In each work the hue and shade of blue changes, as well as the movement and number of accompanying colors, creating an improvisation on the original pattern. Much like the jazz music she loves, Ms. Schwartz's work is both intentional and improvisational.
From dance to music, photography to painting and drawing, both artists create works that are spontaneous but that have strong thematic elements.
Gallery C, “Bimorphic Close Ups” exhibits the paintings of Michael Mueller. His works are inspired by nature, in particular the close up view of plant and animal life. These biomorphic forms take on a new life, they no longer resemble the original inspiration. Using natures forms and repetitive patterns he creates a relationship alternatively suggesting union and conflict, and growth and decay.
“Garden Within” features sculptures by Sarah Haviland. Haviland’s sculptures strike a balance between abstract form and female identity. Her human-bird personae sculptures incorporate a range of materials including wire mesh, resin, steel or bronze, and incorporate symbolic and psychological content familiar from religion and fairy tales. Rooted in gesture, these simplified figures embody layers of distilled emotion and archetypal presence. Often referencing historical images of women, her works also investigate habitation, place and the environment.
Gallery66 NY is located at 66 Main Street in Cold Spring NY. The exhibit will be on view from June 3rd.through June 26.with an opening reception on Friday, June 3.from 6-9pm. Regular hours are Friday - Sunday, 12-6. For more information call 845-809-5838 or visit www.gallery66NY.com
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