‘Visitors, Visitations, Visions’ at GCCA Gallery

Published on January 7, 2013

Visitors, Visitations, Visions combines sci-fi, fantasy and whimsy in a group show of works in all media by 17 Hudson Valley artists.  This show features Polly Law’s bricolage characters made from buttons, feathers and the evil, invasive water chestnut seed pods. These beings may represent inner realms or yet-to-be-created fables. 

The visionary painter Tim Slowinsky, presents a portrait gallery of hellish Bosch-like individuals balanced with the whimsical digital collages of Judith Present.  Shannon Broder and Dominick Rapone’s stuffed pillow Beasts combine a camel & flamingo (Camingo), a cow & rooster (Mooster) and toucan & turtle (Toucaturtle) with Broder’s single species creatures for sale in the Artful Hand Gallery Gift Shop.

“Portrait,” by Tim Slowinsky (left). “Camingo” by Dominick Rapone (right).

Other  works include Will Barnds’ Dogwood 2, a remote controlled barking plant sculpture; Dave Channin’s paintings depicting insect nightmares illustrating environmental disasters; Peter Grass’ alien inscriptions on large mushrooms; playful assemblages by Richard Talcott (Lavaman) and Mark Larrison (Deluxe Robot and Raygunrifle); Bob Lever’s lunar landscape featuring a 19th  century fellow with his two legged outer-space pet; Dara Trahan’s masks for mythic beings, Art Murphy’s transcendent Italian angels; painter Susan Miiller’s mysterious Passengers; watercolorist Karl Volk’s dark spirit of the plant world; Kimberly Glatz’ and Linda Romanchuk’s trippy photographs transforming everyday materials into objects of meditation.  Franc Paliai’s photograph of a Universal Studios Plane Crash completes the world with in a world theme.

“Through the Kitchen Window,” collage by Judith Present.

Join the artists for an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill Gallery at 398 Main Street. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 518-943-3400 or visit www.greenearts.org





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