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Robyn Almquist and Claire Coleman

  • Laundry King 65 Main Street Livingston Manor, NY 12758 (map)

Robyn Almquist’s “Recent Memories” series is created with her Polaroid camera. The process combines planning and unpredictability, in doing so, the opposing forces yield interest and beauty. Polaroid photography has its own unique aesthetic that is both personal and universally nostalgic. The quality of the photo is dependent on available light, and then, complete darkness and careful storage is needed while the unstable emulsion develops. It captures an instant, but requires patience as the image reveals itself. The goal is to create images that are timeless pieces of original art, resulting in a very small, perfectly framed photograph.

In her “The Beauty Series,” Claire Coleman’s subjects or forgotten people reach into the future, shedding some of their mystery, to become accessible.  Somewhere in the stoic faces and stiff postures, there is a living person looking out at us, sharing their story, silently. These works are studies, collages, and paintings of found object antique portraits and wig busts. The artist has pigmented the black and white photos with color, adding some of her signature collage.

Open hours:             

Friday, October 25 11am - 5pm
Saturday, October 26 11am - 6pm
Sunday, October 27 11am - 3pm

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, October 26 4pm - 6pm

Earlier Event: October 18
Jeff Bank Calendar Reception
Later Event: October 26
Sarah van Ouwerkerk & Lorie Novak