February 21, 2017

January 17, 2017

The sculpture series “Twenty-Nine Stories” by Michael Richison – FRG Objects

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MICHAEL RICHISON
The sculpture series "Twenty-Nine Stories” by Michael Richison addresses the connective physicality of steel, plywood, and 3D printing. During his painting studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the graduate student found himself drawn to the school’s design and craft heritage – in particular the plywood explorations conducted by Charles and Ray Eames.

With the influence of the Eames’ work, he has created sculpture that is playful and interactive, inviting contact and contemplation through impermanent compositions. Viewers are invited to alter the composition of the stacking planes which can be rotated, removed and re-stacked at will. The foundation of "Twenty-Nine Stories" is plywood shapes and custom-designed 3D printed brackets, which allows for the sculptures’ intricate and balanced movement. One could say that by exploiting the Eames's use of plywood in his work Richison honors the designers' foresight in the Digital Age.

Michael Richison is currently a professor at Monmouth University, where  he teaches Motion Graphics, History of Graphic Design, and Typography. He has exhibited and performed at venues and galleries both nationally and internationally.

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JOSEPH CONRAD-FERM
We are very pleased to announce that Conrad-Ferm is back for his third showing at FRG Objects and Design / Art, following his stand-out 2016 solo exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.
With the "FUTURE NOW” the abstract artist enters new territory. The canvases and works on paper are extremely bold, yet surprisingly less complex than past work. The saturated color and line-work ever present in Ferm's paintings are now allowed to breath on white, with striking affect.
The paintings on exhibit express a maturity in their simplicity and calculated ease that is unexpected from an artist known for his dense, explosive canvases. One gets the sense these paintings are not about the harshness of now, they are more about giving you the space to imagine the promise of the future.

Conrad-Ferm's work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited extensively in the United States.

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December 6, 2016

November 29, 2016

A DAY IN HUDSON

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A DAY IN HUDSON
Click to see the full Hudson feature.

Purchased by Dutch settlers in 1662 and founded as a city in 1785, Hudson is abundant with some of the most gorgeously restored buildings in the Hudson Valley. The city is now teeming with diverse art and culture, influenced by its past. A day in Hudson nearly transports you to another time period in a city scattered with brilliant shops and eateries.

EAT/DRINK
Wm. Farmer and Sons
From the mercantile, to the restaurant, to the hotel, everything WM Farmer and Sons offers is beautifully curated and creates an atmosphere of modern upscale comfort.
 
STAY
3rd State Hudson & Wm. Farmer and Sons
Just a short walk off the main drag is 3rd State, a mix between an upscale hostel and a country-chic hotel. The building dates back to 1864 and includes three fully functional apartments and four single bedrooms.

WM Farmer & Sons inhabits a historic boarding house in Downtown Hudson. Bought and renovated by a southern chef and his designer wife, the place is imbued with a spirit of hospitality, history, and warmth. The boarding rooms at WM Farmer and Sons are eclectic, and the suites are designed to create unique experiences.
 

LIVE
The Hudson Warehouse, Vintage India NYC
& Solaris Artisan Shop
The Hudson Warehouse is a massive collection of antiques located in the former L&B Furniture Factory on the waterfront. It’s a community of antiques dealers and designers who operate their retail shops under one roof. Each shop is independently operated, giving customers a chance to interact directly with business owners.

Vintage India NYC is an incredible store inside the Hudson Warehouse. The store’s vivid, glowing colors resemble a fairytale land of irresistible, handmade treasures. Peruse the stunning clothing for both men and women, along with jewelry, incense, statues, decor, and more.

Solaris, the artisan shop at Camphill Hudson, carries many products made by the Camphill Hudson Community in addition to other Camphill products from around the world. You will find an array of beautiful gifts, including woven baskets, pottery, wooden toys, candles, and more.
 

De Marchin & Flowerkraut
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, De Marchin, a men and women’s boutique, specializes in avant garde European fashion. The owner, Paul de Marchin, is from Belgium. He brings an unexpected, creative novelty and handsome taste to Hudson.

Adorned with the sweetest mini ceramic hanging baskets, candles, paper goods, and gift items, this shop is simply lovely. Mairead Rhona Travins and Seth Benjamin Travins, wife-and-husband team, combined their specialties to form Flowerkraut, which focuses on custom floral design and a full range of lacto-fermented vegetables. Season permitting, the flowers are grown in and around the Berkshires and Hudson Valley, and the vegetables are sourced from organic farms they know and trust.
 

To view the FULL Hudson Feature click HERE.
 
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November 15, 2016

Gallery Stroll Nov 19 at RADC

The Riverfront Antiques & Design Center (RADC), 99 South 3rd St, Door 21, has 4 galleries participating in the BeLo3rd Gallery Stroll on Saturday November 19.

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Wasserbach Fine Art - featuring new & existing sculptures of Mark Wasserbach

Sarah Berney Art - Sarah displaying her new and existing work

Earle Mitchell Gallery - featuring the works of Hudson antiques dealer Gail Peachin

Tery Fugate-Wilcox Gallery - Featuring works of multiple artists

GALLERY STROLL NOVEMBER 19 5-7PM

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Artwork by Aric Frons 

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Israeli born artist ARIC FRONS lived and worked in New York City from 1964 to 2005. He studied at the Arts Student League of NY and the School of Visual Arts. A highly successful career in advertising as a graphic designer and creative director in New York, Europe and South East Asia redirected his focus from 1970 until 1998 when he dedicated his energy solely to his love of painting and the fine arts.

 
Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism is evident throughout Frons’ stylistic evolution. The work is evocative of the artists Josef Albers, Mondrian, Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus school genre, yet entirely his own.

Frons’ command of graphic design and the visual immediacy of the advertising world cohere the award winning artist’s color saturated paintings and prints with an edgy spiritual energy, surprisingly perceptive of hat we term "modern" today. 

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Viewing extended through December 12, 2016

PRESS CONTACT:
Rick Gillette
frg@frgdesignart.com
Tel: 646.483.9109

FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART
217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, New York 12534

HOURS:
Thursday – Monday 12-6pm
and by appointment

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October 19, 2016

Auction Oct. 29 & 30 at Stair Galleries

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English, Continental & American Fine Auction

Fine Art, Furniture, Decorations, Carpets and more!

We are looking “fine” these days! Join us at 11am on October 29th and 30th for our two-day Fine Auction! Included in our English, Continental and American auction will be property from the collection of Kate Webb Harris, Ruth and Roy Nutt, and Charlton M. Theus, Jr. Saturday will offer paintings, works on paper, silhouettes, sculpture, decorations, lighting, ceramics, and art glass. Sunday will offer furniture, silver, Russian decorations, and textiles.  Check out our fully illustrated catalogue at www.StairGalleries.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

Not in the area? There are many ways to bid if you will not be in town to join us in person: absentee bidding, phone bidding, or internet bidding via Invaluable.com or Bidsquare.com

We hope that you will join us for another great auction!

August 23, 2016