A new exhibit opens this weekend at Carrie Haddad Gallery:
Under the Influence (of the New York School)
Lionel Gilbert, Judith Lindbloom and William Bond Walker
Reception: Saturday, April 26th, 6-8pm
April 19, 2014 through June 1, 2014
at Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren Street, Hudson NY
When one thinks of the New York School the mind is instantly transported to New York City during the 1950’s and 60’s when it became a melting pot of visionary artists, writers, jazz musicians, and dancers. The individuals of this avant-garde circle drew their inspiration from Surrealism and the artists, in particular, were captivated by its philosophy of subconscious liberation. Out of this fascination, Abstract Expressionism was born. Canvases became dominated by highly abstracted forms, bold palettes, and intense gestural displays of human emotion where the finished piece was not just an image but rather a record testifying to the moment an artist’s brush met its surface.