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New Abstraction: Drawn Ideas

  • Doghouse Gallery 429 Phillips Road Saugerties, NY, 12477 United States (map)

Reception Date: Saturday, June 16, 4-7 PM

Participating Artists: Joan Ades, Diane Christi, Scott Clugstone, Frank D’Astolfo, Shellie David, Renee Englander, Rei Fraas, Peter Franceshetti, Wilda Gallagher, Patti Gibbons, Polly Giragosian, Doris Goldberg, Aileen Gural, Michael Hopkins, Deborah Keesee, Caroline Kelley, John Kleinhans, Jennifer Leighton, Mary Licause, Lois Linet, Harriet Livathinos, Maeve Maurer, Arzi McKeown, Linda Miller, Susan Nicolini, Gloria Mirsky, Kerry Moskowitz, Nancy O’Hara, Leslie Pirtle, Joan Oliver, Carol Pepper-Cooper, Monique Robidoux, Natalee Rosenstein, Meredith Rosier, Ann Sanger, Naomi Schechter, Susan Silverman, Llyn Towner, Terry Tomlinson, Ted Welch, Peg Wright

Dog House Gallery
Proprietor Tom Wright
429 Phillips Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477
845 246 0402
Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm


Density. Luminosity. Gradations of tonality. A spectrum of light and color ranging from brightness to dimness to darkness. Bright Pink. Grey. White. A single shape, minute or large. Clusters, masses. Systems of order versus disorder. Long lines and serrated lines, dots and dashes.

Open space. Contained Space. Rhythmic or lyrical gestures.

Fullness and emptiness of space. Sharp marks given way to the near disappearance of marks. Restrained density. Speckled brown squares. Graphite swirls. Red! Systems of geometric ordering. Elegant columns of watercolor and thread. Yellow orbs. Juxtaposed textures from metal screening. Ribbon like curves. Rust on burned paper.

Arcs of blue on vellum. Spring greens and summer light.

Between the linear tangles and fragile tendrils of mark making, these artists manipulate different amounts of materials and pigments to create distinctive works of art. This deft display of skill and improvisation energetically presents a striking and intriguing language of Abstraction.

Curator: Meredith Rosier
Artist, Instructor and Independent Curator
The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, New York