New Members 2015
August 18-29, 2015
Reception: Thursday August 20 from 5 to 8
Six members of the Blue Mountain Gallery will be represented in an exhibit from August 18th to August 29th. There will be an opening reception on August 20, from 5 to 8.
This end of summer special installation features new gallery members Mary Lou Alberetti, Bob Alberetti, Joan Marie Kelly and Pamela Boily, and returning members Michael Chelminski and Gina Sawin. The works include a wide variety of themes and media, and represent the ongoing dialogue between abstraction and representation in which Blue Mountain has been long engaged.
In Mary Lou Alberetti’s mixed media compositions, architectural references, some literal, some more abstract, offer an aura of timelessness and antiquity through the surfaces of multi-layered colors and textures.
Influenced by his travels and research in Italy, France, Turkey, Spain and Ireland, Bob Alberetti’s work reflects his love of color, the unique qualities of materials and the emotional responses evoked from abstraction. He works in oil, collage, mixed media, watercolor and encaustic.
Pamela Boily has woven the theme of natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina in her once home state of Louisianna, and their aftermath into her work, which reflects the fragility of the human condition and how nature can disrupt an ordered life in an instant.
Michael Chelminski deeply explores the dynamic relationship between abstraction and painting directly from nature, as his work has evolved over the years from more traditional landscapes to a more abstracted synthesis of sensory awareness.
Joan Marie Kelly is a social art practitioner, implementing participatory art workshops with micro-communities of Indonesia, India, and other parts of the globe, in order to expose and gain understanding of visual iconography embedded in those cultures.
For Gina Sawin, birds symbolize delicate ecological balances and, as a motif in her paintings, they suggest our spiritual – and perhaps tenuous – connection to the planet.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 6. For more information email info@bluemountaingallery or call 646-486-4730
2015-2016 Season Preview
Visit the Gallery
Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-6PM 530 West 25th St, 4th floor New York, NY 10001 Phone: 646-486-4730
Janie Paul: Sept. 8- Oct 3, 2015
Theresa Bartol : Oct 6-31, 2015
Nancy Beal: Nov. 3-28, 2015
Sam Jungkurth: Dec 1-28, 2015