MAIN GALLERIES 

Left image: MaryKate Maher, Map for the Temporary Inhabitant: Orange Line, 2016, collage.  Center image: Elizabeth Riggle, Overture, for Bob and Ray, 2013, oil on canvas.  Right image: Sui Park, detail from Her Contour, 2013, cable ties. 

Left image: MaryKate Maher, Map for the Temporary Inhabitant: Orange Line, 2016, collage. 
Center image: Elizabeth Riggle, Overture, for Bob and Ray, 2013, oil on canvas. 
Right image: Sui Park, detail from Her Contour, 2013, cable ties. 

MaryKate Maher based her work upon her interest in cairns, site markers and totems. She observes that the stacking of cairns, meant to mark a trail in the wild, is rather aesthetic for something meant to be practical. She fabricates objects that resemble smooth river rocks, sections of concrete, chunks of marble and knotted wood burls: a heterogeneous mixture of man-made and naturally occurring debris. These objects become foundational units in her sculptural process. By using balance and hidden supports the work gives the impression that her objects defy the limits of weight and gravity. 

Sui Park’s work consists of three-dimensional flexible organic forms that are dynamic and possibly mystical and illusory. They can be interpreted in various ways including landscapes, living organisms and even social ideas and values. Through her work she seeks to create an opportunity for her audience to perceive their surroundings through multiple perspectives. 

The paintings of Elizabeth Riggle address the idea of “the theater of the body.” The work is generated from what she calls “Sheet Music”, the continuous drawing of the bones of the human spine from left to right on rolls of paper. The drawings function as both research and expression in her quest is to understand “the music of the bones.” 

Juried by Ally Anderson, Nancy Princenthal, and Patterson Sims. 

MaryKate Maher
Sui Park
Elizabeth Riggle
THREE DIMENSIONS

March 4 – April 9 

Saturday, March 4
Artist Talk 2pm
Opening Reception 3-5pm

 

ELEVATOR GALLERY 

Albert Kresch, detail from Abstract Still Life, 2009, oil on linen.

Albert Kresch, detail from Abstract Still Life, 2009, oil on linen.

Albert Kresch
THE DOG OF ART

March 4 – April 9 

in the Elevator Gallery 

Saturday, March 4
Opening Reception 3-5pm

Albert Kresch’s aim and desire is to create a synthesis of structure and freedom, and to make paintings that create their own light rather than imitate the observed light of nature. Over a storied career, his work has gone from the birth of Abstract Expressionism to a combination of representational and semi-abstract, where he works now. He is best known for landscapes and still life compositions painted with evocatively rhythmic forms and vibrant colors. 

Born in 1922, Albert Kresch is a New York School painter who began his career at the Jane Street Gallery in the 1940’s. Among his peers were Leland Bell, Louisa Mattiasdottir, Nell Blaine, Virginia Admiral, Judith Rothschild, and Robert De Niro Sr. Friendships with Poets Denise Levertov and Frank O'Hara reflect the breadth of his interests. His painting philosophy was a subject of Levertov's poems “The Dog of Art” and “Kresch's Studio.” Kresch won a Fulbright scholarship in 1953, aided in part by a letter of recommendation from Willem de Kooning. He was elected a member of the National Academy in 2005. 

 

LAUNDRY KING 

Z’Ka, detail from A Ghost Diva, 2016, acrylic on Yupo paper. 

Z’Ka, detail from A Ghost Diva, 2016, acrylic on Yupo paper. 

Z'Ka
A DIVA IS

April 1 – April 22 

in the Laundry King 

Saturday, April 1
Opening Reception 3-5pm

Gallery Hours
Fri-Sat: 11am-6pm
and by appointment

In her series A Diva Is, artist Kohloa (a.k.a. Z’Ka) utilizes acrylic on canvas, ceramic molds, and Yupo paper, manipulating her flair for color to heighten the visual appeal of her art. She combines her original paintings with her poetry, giving the two a joint union, going hand-in-hand to create a conversation on the beauty of art in all forms and styles. You will see selections from her A Diva Is series and other inspiring poems accompanied on paintings, created to empower young girls and woman. 

Z’Ka’s logo bears the catch phrase “Creativity Is My Name.” Often people will ask Z’Ka if she is still writing and doing poetry. Her response every time is, “As long as I am breathing and able to create, I will always be writing and doing poetry. Writing and being creative is like breathing to me. One doesn’t go without the other.” 

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS 

Photo by Andy Ryan. 

Photo by Andy Ryan. 

CAS UPSTAIRS
Bade Stageberg Cox 

June 2016 December 2017

Open during regular hours for guided tours

Come see our upstairs in progress, model and exhibit now on display. Guided private tours are available daily during regular hours for small groups and walk-ins. 

Design in development by architects Bade Stageberg Cox. To learn more about our capital project, visit our Donations page

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 

Laurie Chase, detail from Untitled, acrylic. 

Laurie Chase, detail from Untitled, acrylic. 

ARTISTS OF
NEW HOPE COMMUNITY

April 13 – April 23

Thursday, April 13
Opening Reception 6-8pm

New Hope Community joins CAS for a new season of artwork by its residents. Come for the public reception to hear NHC's house band Brightwoods, enjoy free refreshments, and meet the artists. 

 
Cy Plotkin, detail from Untitled, photograph. 

Cy Plotkin, detail from Untitled, photograph. 

J.G. Riley
Cy Plotkin
LAY OF THE LAND

April 22 – May 21 

in the Laundry King 

Saturday, April 22
Opening Reception 4-6pm

Gallery Hours
Fri-Sat: 11am-6pm
and by appointment

Lay of the Land features selected photographs by late artist Cy Plotkin, who documented life in the Catskills by depicting its people, homes, hotels, wildlife, and scenery through the seasons.

Using the trove of historic images as inspiration, contemporary photographer J.G. Riley shares his own take on life outdoors through his unparalleled lens. 

 
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P.J. Gilman
SAVE THIS TOO

April 13 – May 21 

in the Elevator Gallery 

Thursday, April 13
Opening Reception 6-8pm

Save This Too is a collection of paintings on found objects and artifacts, merging text with imagery to examine social issues such as gun violence and revisionist versions of history. Often drawn from autobiographical experiences, artist Phoebe Jackson Gilman takes the imagery depicted on found surfaces and repaints them with simple, original statements that provoke the viewer beyond the image and comment on our society. When viewers look at her work, the first thing they often say is, "I had an ashtray just like that one." Then, after looking harder at the convergence of the painted image, odd artifact, and text, they start to ask questions. 

 

CAS 2017 EXHIBITION SEASON

Matthew Bliss, Small Things of Unknowable Value
Paula Elliott, The Thing Is and Objet D'Art
Donise English, Encaustics

January 7 – February 12
Artist Talk 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm 

MaryKate Maher / Sui Park / Elizabeth Riggle
Three Dimensions

March 4 – April 9
Artist Talk 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm 

Artists of New Hope Community
April 13 – April 23
Opening Reception 6-8pm 

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

April 28 – May 21
Opening Reception 5-7pm 

CAS 2017 Summer Members Show
May 27 – June 25
Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS Invitational Show
Lavern Kelley Retrospective, curated by Sydney Waller

July 1 – July 30
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Teresa Audet / Frid Branham / Allan Rubin / Walter Stevens
Arboreta

August 5 – September 4
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Mac Adams / Adam Crosson / Kaytea Petro / Carolina Rubio MacWright / Yoav Ruda
Light and Dark

September 9 – October 15
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

Elise P. Church, Lost Presence
Barbara Friedman, Strange Bedfellows

October 21 – November 19
Artist Talk 3pm / Opening Reception 4-6pm 

CAS 2017 Winter Members Show
November 25 – December 31
Annual Members Meeting 2pm / Opening Reception 3-5pm