Art and Performance Space

The Laundry King, a project of the Catskill Art Society, is a former storefront at 65 Main Street in Livingston Manor, NY repurposed as a DIY art and performance space for creators in our communities. 

CAS is excited to utilize the Laundry King, outfitted with state-of-the-art sound equipment, as an opportunity to expand offerings in theater, film, music, and other performances while bringing more diversity and spontaneity to the art forms we present. We've also gathered a programming committee to bring in community partners for new classes, art shows, and other cultural happenings, making it a nexus for creativity in Sullivan County. 

Want to join us? Produce or present fun stuff? Contact us at info@catskillartsociety.org with your ideas. 

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 Image caption: Keith Wood,  Laundromat , 2018.

Image caption: Keith Wood, Laundromat, 2018.

8 Recent Paintings
Keith Wood

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, June 15 - 24 from 12 - 5 pm

Keith Wood was born in London in 1948. He attended Cardiff College of Art in the late sixties and spent the seventies working in alternative theatre and performance as a writer, director and artist. He later moved to New York City in 1981 becoming involved in the music industry running a number of record labels and a management company. Between 1981 and 2003 he ran various labels for Virgin records and worked with artists as diverse as Iggy Pop and Pharrell Williams. He subsequently exclusively managed James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem. In 2013 he left the music industry to return to and concentrate on painting.

The paintings presented in the exhibition are recent works, studies and explorations of images and ideas from this past April and May. Some were works started during the late summer of 2017, but were not then worked on or finished until as of late. Wood is interested in paint as the vehicle for finding and exploring ideas and thoughts. In particular, the moment when paint and thought become one and the same thing.

 


Past Exhibitions

Bombs Bursting in Air
Tate Billings and Frank Shuback

July 1 – July 23, 2017

Opening Reception Saturday, July 1 from 4 to 6 pm

  Left, Tate Billings, right Frank Shuback

Left, Tate Billings, right Frank Shuback


Bare Bones
Curated by Elizabeth Ennis
and Naomi Teppich 

June 3 - June 26, 2016

 

We revere skulls and bones but we’re scared of them, too; they are grotesque reminders of our own mortality and vivid symbols of death. Whether treated as comical or macabre, human bones make us uncomfortable. Fossils, however, are another story. We are fascinated with fossils, which represent a faraway world where wondrous creatures lived and breathed. They evoke the passage of time and its imprint on the material world.

In Bare Bones, artists react to the many aspects – human, cultural, social, aesthetic – of human, animal, and prehistoric bones. Featuring work by Robyn Almquist, Eva Drizhal, Elizabeth Ennis, Emmanuelle Gauthier, Jan Harrison, Lynne Mayocole, Lorena Salcedo-Watson, David Sandlin, Michael Staats, and Naomi Teppich.