April 23, 2018

Carrie Haddad Gallery

EBB & FLOW

On view 4/25 – 6/10

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28th, 5-7pm

carrie haddad waterfallShawn Snow, I Saw the Star, 2017, oil and alkyd on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Carrie Haddad cacophonyAllyson Levy, Cacophony 2, 2017, butterfly wings and encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches


Carrie Haddad Anne FrancieAnne Francey, Configurations #4, 2017, raku fired ceramic, 18 x 18 inches

“Ebb & Flow”, a collection of abstract works by Shawn Snow, Anne Francey, Allyson Levy, Ragellah Rourke, Bruce Murphy, Vince Vella, and Gary Buckendorf embodies forces of motion, change, and time we embrace with each passing season. After a long winter in the Hudson Valley, this exhibit comes in time to celebrate the swelling signs of spring. On view from April 25 – June 10, 2018, there will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, April 28, from 5 – 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. Shawn Snow’s oil and alkyd paintings harness a sensuous vitality: his new work exhibits powerful restraint with cool, earthly hues and staccato brushstrokes that call to mind heavy rain or surging rivers. The highly excited states of the imagery as observed in the natural world are described by the artist as “beautiful and ominous; dynamic and crashing visually”. The surface texture of the canvas is both smooth and glassy, achieving a depth that suggests an infinite number of layers of oil and alkyd glaze. Gary Buckendorf’s stormy charcoal drawings are referred to as the “Olivebridge Drawings” referencing the town where he keeps his studio in the Catskills. The series has evolved over three decades following the artist’s move from Manhattan to Upstate New York. Each sheet of paper is distressed, showing age and evolution. Teeming with a dark, vibrating energy, the bold gestural marks in charcoal black, white and gray dare to burst outside of its pristine white shadow box frame. Ragellah Rourke’s painting on canvas and panel harmoniously combine grace and chaos in equal measure. With surfaces that are built up over time, the surface holds the memory of the painting’s development. Transparent, watery washes of paint are applied over surfaces, the ebb and flow of time and medium exposing marks and textures that unify to create the overall sense of balance. In contrast, the atmospheric, color field-style works of Bruce Murphy’s and Vince Vella burgeon with hushed turbulence. Layers of wax enrich the vibrantly colorful surfaces of Murphy’s small panels. Vella works with oil pastel to capture the many horizon lines where land meets mountain and sea. Carrie Haddad Gallery donates fifty percent of proceeds from the sale of Vella’s work to charity. Anne Francey’s observation of the natural world has always been the point of departure in her work, evolving into a constant oscillation between representation and abstraction, organic shapes and geometric order, what’s being shown and what’s being hidden. Whether starting from a flower, a twig, an insect or a moss; Francey simplifies and flattens their shapes, blurring their visual identity to reveal a hidden meaning. On view will be painting on paper and canvas, as well as a selection of ceramic wall sculpture. Encaustic artist and arborist Allyson Levy combines natural materials with wax in attempts to capture human-animal interaction with nature. Her botanical garden in Stone Ridge, NY offers a wellspring of inspiration for her work, which involves suspending carefully arranged seeds, insects and flora in clear beeswax. Her work communicates Levy’s augmented concern for the fate of the natural world, as the seeds are quite literally preserved by the wax for future generations.

 

January 8, 2018

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PAINTED CITIES at Carrie Haddad Gallery

On view January 4, 2018 through February 18, 2018

Hudson locals and New York City natives will find common ground at Carrie Haddad Gallery this January, as it hosts a trove of familiar sights in its upcoming exhibition Painted Cities, which will include works by Dan Rupe, Darshan Russell, Edward Avedisian, Patty Neal, Richard Britell, Robert Goldstrom, and Scott Nelson Foster. Featuring everything from paintings of the Empire State Building and Hudson Library to corner laundromats and takeout restaurants, this exhibition forms a compelling human portrait without calling upon the human figure. Crafted in an array of styles, from a Fauvist inspiration to hyperrealism, each cityscape captures a city’s character with an intense precision and sensitivity to the world people build for themselves.

Meanwhile, the human presence lies in the artistry of each painter’s brush. Richard Britell captures vignettes of classical-style architecture unique to New York City in a hyperrealist depiction. Cityscape painter, Patty Neal, also uses Manhattan as her muse but rather focuses on the juxtaposition of nature’s persistent force within the developed world. After residing in Brooklyn for many years, local landmarks like the Williamsburg Savings Bank and the skyline on the East River became mainstays in Robert Goldstrom’s work. While the artist continues to examine these subjects at various times of day, each is brought into a new context with changes in light and perspective.

Part of the exhibit will shift its focus closer to home to upstate cities like Hudson, Albany, and Poughkeepsie. Dan Rupe transports us into his world of expressionistic color with scenes from the artist’s studio that capture the streets of Hudson with Fauvist style brushwork. Following a monumental shift from painting eye-popping Color Field paintings of grand scale in the 1960s, Edward Avedisian retained an affinity for flat shapes and bright color in Livingston Avenue, a 24 x 30 inch winter scene set on the slushy sidewalks of an offbeat neighborhood in downtown Albany circ. late 1990s. Scott Nelson Foster’s delicately detailed grayscale watercolors of empty storefronts and townhouses share a nostalgic narrative and examine the artist’s definition of beauty found in “absence and loss, not presence”. Monochromatic city vignettes devoid of human activity call to mind the dwindling presence of small town, USA. Self-taught artist, Darshan Russell, paints scenes from the Poughkeepsie Journal in her signature naïve style. Familiar city scenes are enlivened with her bold use of opaque color, applied to the canvas straight from the tube.

October 4, 2017

Carrie Haddad Gallery

MIXED MEDIA: PAINTING & SCULPTURE  ON VIEW THRU NOVEMBER 12th
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7th5 -7 pm

James O’Shea’s abstract paintings will be the focus of Carrie Haddad Gallery’s front room this fall, part of “Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture”, an exhibit that also includes paintings by Adam Cohen and Ginny Fox, with encaustic pieces by Susan Stover and wall sculptures by Dai Ban. The upstairs photography gallery will feature new manipulated architecture inkjet prints by Stephanie Blumenthal.  The exhibit will be on view from September 27 to November 12, with an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, October 7 from 5 – 7 p.m.

PREVIEW THE EXHIBIT
Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren Street | Hudson, NY  12534

Open Daily  11 – 5 pm

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Mixed media paintings by James O’Shea (left) and minimalist wall sculpture by Dai Ban (right)

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Mixed media paintings by James O’Shea

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Hand dyed indigo and encaustic wall sculpture by Susan Stover

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Contemporary Abstract Expressionist paintings by Adam Cohen

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Minimalist wall sculpture by Dai Ban

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Minimalist monochromatic paintings by Ginny Fox

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Manipulated architecture inkjet prints by Stephanie Blumenthal

August 31, 2017

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Haddad Jenny Nelson

Abstract Paintings by Jenny Nelson

ABSTRACTIONS  ON VIEW THRU SEPTEMBER 24th

Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present new abstract paintings by Jenny Nelson and 3D wooden wall sculpture by Stephen Walling; a new series of abstract watercolors by Juan Garcia-Nunez and enamel sheet metal paintings by Bruce Murphy; gestural abstract paintings by Christopher Engel and oxidized metal sculpture by Joe Wheaton.  The upstairs gallery will feature aerial landscape photography by John Griebsch.

PREVIEW THE EXHIBIT

Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren Street | Hudson, NY  12534
Open Daily  11 – 5 pm

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Abstract 3-D wall sculpture by Stephen Walling

 

 

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Enamel sheet metal paintings by Bruce Murphy & Minimalist watercolors by Juan Garcia Nunez

 

 

Haddad Joe Wheaton

Minimalist metal sculpture by Joe Wheaton & Abstract painting by Christopher Engel

 

 

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Minimalist metal sculpture by Joe Wheaton & Abstract painting by Christopher Engel