Jenny Toth: Capture and Release

Jenny Toth : Capture and Release

October 30 – November 29, 2012

Reception POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, November 10, 3-6pm

In this solo show, Toth further explores her passionate empathy for animals and their intimate connection to humans. The work is loosely based around the theme of being in some way captured or contained–by a leash, fence, rope, or dense foliage–contrasted with imagery of shattered constraints, animals set loose, breaking through to freedom. Always grounded in painting from direct observation, Toth continues to weave together self-portraiture with this thematic core, often with an understated humor.

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Deborah Stern and Marie Roberts: Occupied and Unwelcome

Deborah Stern and Marie Roberts

Occupied and Unwelcome 

October 2- 27, 2012

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, October 4th 5-8-pm

Marie Roberts (Brooklyn) and Deborah Stern (Tucson, Arizona) are artists who have known each other for many years, yet live in almost parallel universes. While distance separates them physically, they are in virtually constant daily contact and share many artistic and social views. This artistic collaboration is an outgrowth of their often similar worldview, each one emphasizing the stark nature of injustice and inequality that pervades their immediate environment.

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Sam Jungkurth: Paintings

Sam Jungkurth: Paintings

September 4 – 29, 2012

Artist Reception: Saturday Sept. 8, 3-6pm

Sam Jungkurth began his series “Nudes in a Geometric Landscape” in 2008 exploring the dynamic interaction of the human form placed within a geometric design. Color sculpts the geometry into habitable space where human drama comes to life. Line defines form and composition. Sam Jungkurth finds endless possibilities within these aesthetic confines bringing a fresh insight to the human condition.

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Shelley Joy: Abstract Modernism: Pirouettes Into Time

July 10-28, 2012

Reception: Thursday July 12, 5-8pm
Special Event: Saturday July 14, 3-6pm artist will be present
Closing Reception: Saturday July 28, 3-6pm artist will be present

Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to present selected oil paintings by Shelley Joy. As a high-spirited American original, she’s a visionary. Her knowledge and experience of dance, acting, and music all embody the word “Artist”. She believes in multi-faceted creativity when it comes to art, the art world and collaborations.

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Western Connecticut State University 2012 MFA Exhibition

Emerging Artists: 2012 WCSU MFA Thesis Exhibition

June 19 – July 7, 2012
Reception: Thursday June 21, 5-8 pm
Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to announce the 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition from Western Connecticut State University. The exhibition will run from June 19 through July 7 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 8 pm. The Master of Fine Arts is the terminal degree for practicing artists, and the Thesis Exhibition is the capstone experience of that program, demonstrating a personal direction and mastery in the work of graduating artists. This year’s thesis class includes seven painters and three illustrators. They have thoughtful comments about their work.

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Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh: Charismatic Microfauna


May 22 -June 16, 2012

Artist Reception: Thursday May 24, 6 – 8 pm

Gallery talk originally scheduled for May 26th will be rescheduled

MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE – Sculptor Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh, in collaboration with biological oceanographer Dr. Gareth Lawson at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is pleased to announce THE PTEROPOD PROJECT: charismatic microfauna.

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Gina Sawin: New Work

April 24 – May 19

Opening reception: Thursday, April 26, 5 – 8 pm

Gina Sawin will exhibit recent work from her ongoing series of bird paintings.

Connected at once to earth, water, and sky, birds symbolize delicate ecological balances and, as a motif in Sawin’s paintings, they suggest our spiritual – and perhaps tenuous – connection to the planet. These shore and water birds, often featured alone, are suspended between the naturalistic and the emblematic, representing not necessarily how we see birds, but how we feel their presence.

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Owen Gray: Look Up, Look Down

March 27th – April 21st

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29th 5-8 PM

Owen Gray’s ninth solo show at Blue Mountain Gallery illustrates two perspectives the artist has been engaged in for years. From above, you are looking down at aquatic wild life, musical instruments, overturned boats – all in the thick of a dense, tropical environment. From below, you are looking at freefalling creatures and objects of desire as they whirl every which way. Gray’s subject matter is indirectly influenced by the Italian painter Tiepolo, Pieter Brueghel, Hieronymus Bosch, and 17th-century Dutch artists.

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Geraldo Perez: Sketch Book Paintings

February 28, 2012 – March 24, 2012

Opening reception: Thursday March 1, 6-8pm

The Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to present new work by Geraldo Perez. The exhibition is entitled “Sketch Book Paintings.” The work draws from various sketch books, including his “on roll sketch book,” which is 110 yards long by 42 inches wide. Selections from the on roll sketch book will be displayed on a screen. Also included in the show will be his “phone book sketch books” and visitors are invited to look through these intimate “sketch books.”

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Alakananda Mukerji: Then and Now: Power and Politics in New York City

January 31- February 25, 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 6-8 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, February 25, 3-6 pm

Professor Murkerji’s work is defined as aesthetic activism as she is interested in changing herself and others through the practice and discipline of making art. The images in Professor Mukerji’s artwork are a fusion of tradition and current contemporary concepts. Her artwork is inspired by memory, observation and a connection to New York City. Her artwork is evidence of her passport to numerous countries that she has visited. These countries are her connection with the many people that find their way to New York City.

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