MAIN GALLERIES 

Top image: Tara Kopp, Untitled, oil on panel.  Bottom image: Jenna Lucente, Run, red horse, run, oil on panel. 

Top image: Tara Kopp, Untitled, oil on panel. 

Bottom image: Jenna Lucente, Run, red horse, run, oil on panel. 

Tara Kopp, WITH AMAZING SCENES LIKE THESE 

Jenna Lucente, LIMITED LANDSCAPES 

June 25 - July 24

Saturday, June 25
Artist Talk 3pm
Opening Reception 4-6pm

Both artists are observers of the human condition, though the lenses through which they make their observations are very different. 

Tara Kopp paints miniature objects, specific enough to depict what they represent, yet in their ambiguity they convey a universality of human existence. The objects in her paintings model the American dream, but that dream is contrasted with the prosaic tasks and emotions embodied in the paintings. The paintings are glimpses of a scene or fragments of a narrative and are fictional constructions of specific moments in time. 

Nature is at odds with the subjects in the paintings of Jenna Lucente. Her work portrays a moment of tension between animal kingdom and the natural environment due to ongoing human interference which challenges the animal’s role in nature. 

 

ELEVATOR GALLERY 

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Fernando Colón-González, QUASI

June 4 - July 17

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 4 from 4-6pm

“In my work, I avoid making specific reference to things in particular,” says artist Fernando Colón-González. “However, it happens involuntarily that I connect to images that are in our memory, then it’s up to the spectators to continue the journey.” 

Fernando Colón-González was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1966. He earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Escuela de Artes Plásticas in San Juan. From 1987 to 1991, he worked as gallery assistant in Galería Luigi Marrozzini in San Juan. In 1992 he relocated to New York City and in 2013 to Westchester, NY. 

The artist has exhibited in several venues around New York such as The Drawing Center, Howard Scott Gallery, Marta Cervera Gallery, Philippe Briet Gallery, and Nina Freudenheim Gallery. He has exhibited nationally at Larry Becker Contemporary Art in Pennsylvania, Stop Art and Galería Jacob Karpio in San José, CA, and Silvana Facchini Gallery in Miami, FL, as well and internationally in Costa Rica, Guam, and México City. 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 

Left image: Donald Keefe, Patience, acrylic, charcoal, graphite on canvas.  Right image: Sarah Tortora, Junction, MDF. 

Left image: Donald Keefe, Patience, acrylic, charcoal, graphite on canvas. 

Right image: Sarah Tortora, Junction, MDF. 

Donald Keefe, THE INAUSPICIOUS PRESENT 

Sarah Tortora, ASCENDANTS 

July 30 - August 28

Saturday, July 30
Artist Talk 3pm
Opening Reception 4-6pm

The enigmatic work of Donald Keefe explores a sense of foreboding of the future that exists within the malaise of contemporary culture.  The work seeks to relate the present to the past with the intent of questioning the possibility of universal decay.  The drawings and paintings embody a critique of the hubris of mankind, represented by piles of debris and desolate landscapes.  In the calamitous elegance of the work, the artist strives to find hope in the wreckage, an optimism to alter the course of the present for a future that will transcend the failures of today. 

Sarah Tortora’s work derives influence from modern sculpture. Her fabricated sculptures and structures contain references to architecture, art history, furniture and utilitarian fixtures. Tortora’s sculptures incorporate the walls not only as a passive support structure, but also in a manner that highlights the physical presence of the art gallery in which they are shown.  Her aim is to provoke a dialogue between the viewer and the art. 

 
Beth Heit, 80 Winthrop Street, 2008, repurposed valise, brown stoneware clay, artists' papers, collage, photographs, found objects. 

Beth Heit, 80 Winthrop Street, 2008, repurposed valise, brown stoneware clay, artists' papers, collage, photographs, found objects. 

Beth Heit, WHAT WE HOLD CLOSE / WHAT WE LET GO

July 22 - August 28

Opening Reception
Friday, July 22 from 4-6pm

Assemblages are simultaneously Beth Heit’s most personal artwork and her most universal. They are interior self-portraits that reflect investigations into her relationships with people, places, and concepts. The assemblages are often an excursion into memories. Memory is never an exact replay of what actually happened but instead consists of odd scraps of translucent occurrences laid out side by side or on top of one another. 

Beth Heit invokes this experience with her assemblages by exploring how objects and images ascribe meaning to the places she has lived and the realities she has lived through. Found materials are altered and repurposed but still retain enough of their original elements to suggest their prior history. By placing transformed objects into a dialog with her artwork, she creates a selective narrative of her life. In her sculptures, juxtaposed forms, textures and colors interact with each other to create a unified vision of my thoughts, emotions and memories.

 

CAS 2016 EXHIBITION SEASON 

Daniel Angeli, Into the Storm
Candy Spilner, Paintings

January 30 – February 28
Artist Talk 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm 

Artists of New Hope Community
curated by Sue Petry

March 3 – March 13
Opening Reception 6-8pm 

Hannah Raine Brenner-Leonard / Patrick Duffy / Jayoung Yoon
Intricate Realities

March 19 – April 17
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show
co-sponsored by SC BOCES

April 23 – May 15
Opening Reception 11am-2pm 

CAS Summer Members Show
May 21 – June 19
Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Tara Kopp, With Amazing Scenes Like These
Jenna Lucente, Limited Landscapes

June 25 – July 24
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Donald Keefe, The Inauspicious Present 
Sarah Tortora, Ascendants 
July 30 – August 28
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS Invitational
Mike Osterhout / Marianna Rothen
curated by Robin Winters
September 3 – October 10
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm

Tal Gluck, Design Poetics
Melinda Wallach, 
Walls of Viet Nam
October 15 – November 20
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS Winter Members Show
November 26 – December 31
Annual Members Meeting 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm