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At Wired Gallery
Contemporary Abstraction NOW!
Curated by Meredith Rosier 
December 9 - 24, 2023 (Regular Schedule: Sat & Sun 11-4)
December 25, 2023 - May 2024 (Winter Schedule: By appointment only)
Featured Artists
Robin Adler, Ava Barbour, Carol Pepper-Cooper, Frank D'Astolfo, Reneé Englander, Patti Gibbons, Judith Hoersting, Michael Hopkins, Melanie Hulse, Roxie Johnson, Ellen Jouret-Epstein, John Kleinhans, Jennifer Leighton, Lois Linet, Harriet Livathinos, Linda Miller, Gloria Mirsky, Kerry Moskowitz, Joan Oliver, Nancy O'Hara, Susan Piperato, Monique Robidoux, Natalee Rosenstein, Meredith Rosier, Anne Sanger, and Ted Welch.
Curator's Statement:

My selection of the work on view reflects the diversity of 32 artists who plunge headlong in the mesmerizing world of abstraction. These individual “portraits” of dialogue between artist and surface are their autographs of observation, discovery and invention. 

 

These artists offer up revelry, quiet grace, restless entanglements with drawn lines rough and tumble, notably exact, tinged with perforation. Zigzagged into repetitive pattern, floating merrily in open space, densely layered into geometric configurations or meandering lazily in tidy script. 

Consider the raw materials employed by these artists in their abstract lives. Vying for attention are rivers of ink, strands of watercolor, fuzzy trails of graphite, thread stitched onto paper, wire plunging through space, pastel surges or superimposition of pencil. All of which can carry their ideas of grace, tension, leisure, rage or sensitivity. 

-- Meredith Rosier
 

At Wired Gallery
HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOW
Friday - Sunday, December 1-3, 2023
One extended weekend to buy an artful gift before the show goes to Mohonk Mountain House!
Tarryl Gabel, Fine arts
Dave Ventresca, Woodworking
Mitchell Saler, Fine arts
Larry Chapman, Photography
Marlo Richards, Fine arts
Holly Cohen, Photography
Kaete Brittin Shaw, Ceramics
At Wired Gallery
Willner and Trilling: Mr. and Myths
A husband-and-wife duet featuring woodwork and fairy-tale fantasy
November 11 - 26, 2023
On Saturday, November 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., a reception at Wired Gallery opens “Willner and Trilling: Mr. and Myths,” an exhibition of recent works by woodworker Andrew Willner and painter JoEllen Trilling. The husband-and-wife artists are based in Rosendale, NY.

 

ANDREW WILLNER

Andrew has been a sculptor, furniture designer, boat builder, city planner, environmentalist, permaculturist, transition advocate, storyteller, public speaker, and blogger. He is a leader, organizer, and advocate for the New York/New Jersey Bioregion and was an early proponent of the Waterkeeper model of water and habitat protection as the founder of NY/NJ Baykeeper.

Andrew is The Executive Director of The Center for Post Carbon Logistics, and an instructor at the Wooden Boat School of the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

 

JO-ELLEN TRILLING

Trilling’s sculptures fashioned from cloth, wire, and other materials are found in the private collections of prominent individuals such as Elton John, Carrie Fisher, Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Robin Williams, and Madonna, just to name a few.

Her painting career began in 2001, and her first exhibition devoted to her oils in New York City took place in 2008.

 

JoEllen’s statement on creating this art:

In this time fraught with fears

(they are visceral)

innocence

of earth and animals

turning frightful thoughts

into fables

turning the tables

gravity to levity

fragments combined

answer a story by asking a question 

fierce creatures of myth

tamed.

hell into home

heaven renamed

At Wired Gallery
PLAYING WITH WIRE
The Art of Suzanne Parker
October 21 - November 5, 2023
PLAYING WITH WIRE is an exhibition featuring a selection of works by Woodstock-based artist Suzanne Parker.

 

After 11 years in existence, it is grand time for Wired Gallery to show an artist who puts "wire" as a central element in her art. Having zig zagged between painting and sculpture, Suzanne has always felt something was missing when working flat. Then she discovered CAT3 wire, in all its vibrant colors and malleability, and it was love at first sight. It allowed her to add an extra dimension and texture to both her abstract and representational work. 

 

Not everything in her show incorporates wire but most of it does.

 

"Three themes have played throughout my life," says Suzanne, "and they all inform my work: humor, process, and food.  I use humor to cope with adversity to make social connections, especially in my representational work. Process, because I love to play with new materials and techniques, mixing and matching and pushing the boundaries of how they can be used. And food? Well, if there is an opportunity to include food, I'll never pass it up. I used to be a food writer and restaurant reviewer before I retired in 2017."

At Wired Gallery
DIVERSITY

A selection of works by the Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley

September 2 - October 15, 2023
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 2, 5-7PM
 

On Saturday, September 2, a reception from 5-7PM at Wired Gallery will open “DIVERSITY," an exhibition featuring a selection of works by the members of The Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley.

The exhibition, curated by Wired Gallery owner Sevan Melikyan, will be up September 2 - October 15.

Wired Gallery is located at 11 Mohonk Road in High Falls. Hours are Saturday and Sunday 11-4.

“DIVERSITY” will include the work of: Gail Albert, Joan Barker, Ana Bergen, Karen Davis, Nancy Donskoj, Jill Enfield, Lori Grinker, Maria Fernanda Hubeaut, Susan Keiser, Kay Kenny, Dorothea Marcus, Dana Matthews, Susan Phillips, Carla Schapiro, and Ruth Wetzel.

“DIVERSITY" aims at introducing this relatively new group of women photographers to the general public, through a selection of works free of any thread to tie them. I made my selections thinking what best this group has to offer and why it deserves everyone’s attention. The Collective gathers powerful voices, whose members express themselves at times in radically different styles, and that’s exactly what this show aims to capture,” says Sevan Melikyan, curator of the show.

"It's fascinating to observe the synergy of a diverse group of artists, who range from street photographers, to alternative process practitioners, and abstract image makers. Professors, journalists and fine artists all enjoy the camaraderie and professional support," commented Kay Kenny, group facilitator.

WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS COLLECTIVE OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

Women Photographers Collective of the mid- Hudson Valley is a membership organization which promotes community building, networking, mentorship, and opportunities for presenting and exhibiting work. Our women-identified members range from documentary to fine art photographers, from established professionals to newly emerging artists. The growing Women Photographers Collective was formed in early 2020 as a way for Hudson Valley women photographers to network and support each other in their creative work, especially to counteract the isolation and disconnectedness of the pandemic. Artist-Writer-Teacher Kay Kenny, whose studio is in Saugerties NY, initiated the group and is its primary facilitator.

Mid-Hudson Defined Counties: Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Green

More information about the Collective is available online at

www.womenphotographerscollective.com

Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
1-Wall Show
Tarryl Gabel: SERENITY NOW

EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 27, 2023

Artist Reception: Saturday, July 1, 5-7PM at Wired Gallery

Serenity Now! 
Almost every comment or compliment Tarryl gets about her oil paintings are how peaceful, serene and calming they are. Plein air painting is her "happy place" and she is grateful that doing what she loves makes so many others happy.
"My goal is to share the peace, beauty and reverence that I experience," says Tarryl. "I strive to make this emotional connection with the viewer through my art. I am most driven to capture that fleeting moment in time and the way the light moves across the changing landscape."

TARRY GABEL
Tarryl Gabel was born and raised on a cattle ranch on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.  She has lived the last thirty plus years in the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York.  Tarryl prefers to paint plein air whenever possible, but also paints still life, wildlife and western themed paintings when she cannot be outdoors. She is proud to have been voted by readers of the Hudson Valley Magazine, as “Best Artist” in their annual “Best of the Hudson Valley” five times to date. She has won awards regionally as well as being a winner in numerous National Competitions including Paint the Parks and Paint America Top 100. Tarryl recently was given an award titled: “Worthy of the Met” from judge David C. Levy at Plein Air Easton, the largest and most prestigious plein air event in the Country.  Her work is in many private and corporate collections nationally and abroad.


Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
1-Wall Show
ANCESTRAL
By Elisa Pritzker
 
May 27 - June 25, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 27, 3-6PM
My art is eco-ancestral, intuitive, universally primal and my iconography points towards the mysteries of life. It all began with a pivotal trip to Patagonia when I had a magical encounter with the original Selk’nam people and their positive shamanic daily traditions, cosmology, body art painting -all in consonance with the natural environment. My telling is “to look back to look forward”. 
--- Elisa Pritzker

Gallery Hours:

Sat & Sun 11-4 (Just ring doorbell at other times.)

1-Wall Show
BETH SHOENFELD
 
Textured Connections
May 6 - 21, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 3-5PM

On Saturday, May 6, a reception from 3-5PM will open Wired Gallery’s 2023-2024 season with “Textured Connections,” a solo show of mixed-media works by Beth Shoenfeld. The show will close on Sunday, May 21.

 

Beth is a mixed media artist and ceramics instructor living here in the Hudson Valley.  Born in the Bronx and raised in the metropolitan area of New Jersey. Beth has been living and creating art in the Kingston area since the late 1980s.

 

Beth makes her art by “pushing and pulling clay, paper, paint and glue, or whatever the materials are. She layers, rips and rebuilds elements from one piece to the next.” The result is often richly textured, intimate compositions full of small details and pasted imagery that wonders and intrigues.

 

January of this year while creating a large volume of new mixed media works and ceramic jewelry, Beth began teaching ceramics at Cornell creative arts and business center in Kingston N.Y. “I have been blessed with amazing art teachers throughout my life.  They instilled in me a desire and passion to show up and create, and now that I am teaching, I have the opportunity to give back.”

 

Gallery Hours:

Sat & Sun 11-4.

Feel free to ring doorbell at any other times. Gallerist lives in the building.

1-Wall Show
RAUL SERRANO
Split Vision
November 26, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 26, 3-5PM

Kerhonkson-based Raul Serrano uses an inventive visual language that seeks mystery, poetry and a constant shift of meaning through compositions that recall Renaissance, surrealist, and post-impressionist art.  The viewer is pulled toward dreamscapes, intense juxtapositions of incongruous objects against or within crowds and flows of bodies, human and animal. Uses of color and form create Kafkaesque challenges to the psyche, calling for visceral reaction or focused reflection, qualities often found in great art.

Gallery Hours:

Sat & Sun 11-4. Ring doorbell at other times (gallerist lives in the building).

Winter schedule in effect starting December 19: By appointment only

1-Wall Show
LARRY CHAPMAN
In This Together
October 29 - November 20, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 29, 5-7PM
A selection of exquisite landscapes by the Pine Bush-based photographer Larry Chapman.

Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 11-4. Ring doorbell at other times (gallerist lives in the building).

1-Wall Show
MARILYN PERRY
Fluidity
October 15 - 23, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 5-7PM
Wired Gallery presents Fluidity, a new exhibit featuring paintings by Gardiner-based artist Marilyn Perry. 

 

“I like to try to capture the uncapturable in nature,” says Marylyn Perry, who uses acrylic and encaustic paints to produce her semi-abstract pictures. “I look at landscapes that constantly change and can hardly be photographed. Incoming tides twinkling with moonlight; rushing water that never stands still; dense fog sweeping over headland, icy snowstorms; fiery lava slipping down a hillside; autumn sunshine that blazes for bare seconds. Not many artists have well captured the evanescence of the elements.”

 

After leading such prestigious institutions as the Kress Foundation and World Monuments Fund, and spending years in Venice, Rome, Florence, and London as a historian of Renaissance art, she was past 60 when the artist in her finally emerged.

 

Marilyn is self-taught. She sees her art as a play with paint on canvas. She pours, scrapes, and pushes paint around with palette knives, fingers, and other unconventional tools. Painting for her is a “dance that flows and is all about movement.”

 

Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 11-4. Ring doorbell at other times (gallerist lives in the building).

1-Wall Show
BARRY MAYO
Races and Faces (Redux)
Photographs that explore interracial relationships and portraiture
September 30 - October 9, 2022

Artist Talk: Races and Faces, Sunday, October 9, 3-5 PM moderate by Susan Farkas

 

Races and Faces (redux), continues Barry Mayo’s exploration of interracial relationships and portraiture that started with his 2000 exhibition "Races and Faces". This exhibit extends Mayo’s study of mixed-race relationships, cultures and issues of identity amongst biracial individuals.

 

The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Friday, September 30, 5:00-7:00 PM and closes on Sunday, October 9.

Artist Talk

On Sunday, October 9, 3:00-5:00 pm, there will be an Artist Talk at Wired Gallery with live audience and broadcast on Zoom with Barry Mayo . The talk will be moderated by Emmy award-winning video producer and High Falls resident Susan Farkas.

Seating is very limited and reservations are required to attend the talk in person. Please reserve at thewiredgallery@gmail.com.

To attend the Talk via Zoom, follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82547116549
 

The genesis of Mayo’s interest in race-based issues, stems from his being raised during the 60’s, observing the tail end of the Jim Crow era, combined with his experience of integrating a New York City public school in the third grade. He found himself living experientially with one foot in the Black world, and one foot in the White world. Mayo’s investigation has not only provided a means for self-exploration, but a vehicle for the ongoing study of race relations in the United States, viewed from the prism of personal relationships.

 

Mayo Bio

Barry Mayo's fine-art photographs focus primarily on the natural interplay of light and shadow. In many of Mayo's images, the stark contrast of both his black and white and color imagery highlights his study of social, visual and emotional juxtapositions. Through careful observation, Mayo's work results in something that is formally complex - yet his images deliver a succinct and direct assessment of his surroundings - and the imagined interior life of his subjects. His images explore racial themes, ideas around presence and absence, and cultural dilemmas found in science and faith. In the end, the photographs of Barry Mayo make the experience of the world a newly seen experience for the viewer.

 

After a successful 35-year career as a broadcasting programming executive, manager, and owner, Barry Mayo began exhibiting his photography in various museums and galleries, including a group exhibition at the prestigious Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Mayo has served on the boards of numerous educational institutions including Vice-Chair of the World of Money.org, an organization teaching financial education and philanthropy to young people in the New York City metro area. He has also served as Co-President of the board for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Mayo currently is a board member of the Reher Center in Kingston and recently joined the Advisory Board of the Dorsky Museum in New Paltz . Mayo is a father and a proud grandfather of three, a rabid Jazz fan, and a circumnavigator who makes his home in Stone Ridge in the magnificent Hudson Valley of New York State.

 

Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 11-4. Ring doorbell at other times (gallerist lives in the building).

1-Wall Show
STAATS FASOLDT
Watercolors in the Corner
September 10 - 25, 2022
Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 2-4PM

Wired Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring a selection of still life watercolors by Staats Fasoldt.

In describing his work, Staats says "My paintings are interpretations of nature that stress spontaneity as method. The pleasure and struggle for me is trying to catch a glimpse of the essential."

Staats Fasoldt is President of the Board of the Woodstock School of Art’ and has taught painting and drawing there for 35 years.

He is active member of the Woodstock Artist’s Association, The Art Society of Kingston and member of Longreach Arts, the Hudson Valley’s premier mobile Artists Co-op.

Staats has an MFA in painting from SUNY New Paltz and has had numerous one person and group exhibits, displaying his watercolors.

1-Wall Show
LORA SHELLEY: NEW WORKS
August 20 - September 4, 2022
Opening reception: Saturday, August 20, 2-4PM

Wired Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring latest works by Lora Shelley, a multidisciplinary artist based near Cottekill, NY.

 

The show, which includes a variety of oil paintings and linocut prints, opens on Saturday, August 20, with a reception from 2PM to 4PM, and will close on Sunday, September 4.

 

Lora’s work is inspired by everyday moments. An animal lover, she depicts our shared experiences and relationships with the creatures around us.

 

While primarily a painter and a printmaker, Lora has experimented in diverse media — including fiber, wood and clay. Her clay work, more playful in nature, will also be on view at Wired Gallery.

 

Through all of her work the thread of her passion and style is evident in her narrative imagery drawn from dream worlds. Worlds of a kinder nature- where one has a moment of reflection to ponder life and feel in each work one’s own story.

 

Lora Shelley is a RISD Graduate, (BFA - Illustration ’94), Lora has been exhibiting her work both Nationally and Internationally for over 30 years.

 

Shelley’s work is in private collections around the globe from Africa to France, Italy, Germany and Australia.

Her original paintings and print work can be found in the collections of actors, musicians as well as an American Ambassador.

 

This will mark Lora Shelley’s second solo show with Wired Gallery.

1-Wall Show
RICH COROZINE
Paintings in the Time of Covid
July 30 - August 14, 2022
The show consists of five large paintings executed during the height of the pandemic (though unrelated to the pandemic itself).
Corozine's body of work is always personal and at times autobiographical.
This is how Corozine describes these five works:
 
The Bouncing Babalini's
My daughter (on horseback), son (juggling tomatoes) and me (on the concertina) in a reprise of a painting from 40 years ago (just son and me) of the same name...we are Italian

New Paltzian Man

My self as a somewhat modest New Paltz citizen (seemingly forever - and feeling kind-of Leonardo da Vinci)

Poets of the North Wood: Jim Thatcher

My friend the poet Jim Thatcher of the Maine woods

A Vigil

As a small boy a friend of mine disappeared forever and I waited outside his house for him for months (I learned later that he had died)

Where's Richie? He's Flying With the Birds

From "Where's Waldo" (the kids book), only instead of disappearing into a human crowd I much prefer to be discovered amid birds (or fish, gorillas, elephants etc.).

Meet and Greet Rich Corozine: Saturday, July 30, 2-4 PM. 

1-Wall Show
LINES & DOTS
July 9 - 24, 2022
Curated by Nestor Madalengoitia, the show features works by

Paola Bari

Joan Belmar

Sydney Cash

Mary Flad

Nestor Madalengoitia

Wayne Montecalvo

Maggie Oakes

Shirley Parker-Benjamin

Elisa Pritzker

Harry Tabak
Xuewu Zheng

Qiaoyun Zhou

1-Wall Show
TRAVERSING THE EARTH
June 18 - July 3, 2022
Wired Gallery presents Traversing the Earth, a group exhibition curated by Elisa Pritzker featuring artists Rimer Cardillo, Luz Castaneda, Elisa Pritzker, and Greg Slick.
The show touches on natural science, anthropology, archeology, and history, and explores the mysteries of the known and the unknown of our life on earth.
 

Opening and Tea Porch Reception with the artists: Saturday, June 18, 2-4PM 

1-Wall Show
JENNIFER LEIGHTON: INSIDE OUT
May 28 - June 12, 2022

The Hurley-based Jennifer Leighton is a self-taught abstract artist who experienced a "metamorphosis" in 2002 when "acrylic paint and collage on large surfaces grew wild and colorful. Her use of line emphasized strongly contrasted color fields. Movement and countermovement began to add tension and move in relation together." Since 2009, she has looked to Kandinsky, Baziotes, Elizabeth Murray and Flora Crockett among others to further explore line and its ability to invigorate the picture plane.
Her mentors are abstract artist Lynn Preston and Woodstock School of Art teacher Meredith Rosier.

Meet Jennifer Leighton on Saturday, May 28 from 2-4PM.

1-Wall Show
KAREN SCHAFFEL
COLOR. TEXTURE. EMOTION.
May 7 - 22, 2022

Wired Gallery begins its 10th season with the 1-Wall exhibit Color. Texture. Emotion. by the Cottekill-based, mixed-media artist, Karen Schaffel. The show features a selection of the artist's latest works.
 

Schaffel's landscapes are culled from personal memory and thrive to evoke the identity of a culture, time, and place. They use unconventional perspectives, abstracted forms, and collage materials such as sequins, ribbon and lace tablecloth.

1-Wall Show
JOHNNY MERNIN
Family Affair
December 4 - 19, 2021

For over twenty years, Woodstock-based Mernin has been translating the intensity and passion of a life fully lived into radical color-scapes. A self-taught painter, Mernin credits his experiences as a young, broke traveler as ultimately being the source of his greatest teachings, feeling that is only through radical authenticity, humility, and fearlessness in facing the unknown that the spontaneous creative act is achieved.

His work, characterized by striking balance energetic, gestural lines, and emotional rawness, has been featured in numerous galleries across the Hudson Valley and is included in many private collections.

For everyone's safety, we recommend that all visitors wear a mask. Thank you.
1-Wall Show
VINCENT SCILLA
November 13 - 28, 2021

Mr. Scilla’s photographs were first exhibited in the Michigan Artists show at the Detroit Institute of Art in 1969. The New York Times and The Village Voice soon after published his work.

Since the late 1970’s Scilla has focused on painting. His baseball paintings, combining an isolated figure juxtaposed against a background of advertising, evoke an era before television. His best-known painting Spring Training in the Mountains was included in the international baseball art exhibition Diamonds Are Forever: Artists and Writers on Baseball sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum and the American Express Corporation and appears in the book of the same name published by Chronicle Books. For more info on Mr. Scilla, please visit his official website.

Meet the artist on Sunday, November 21, 1-5 pm.

For everyone's safety, we recommend that all visitors wear a mask. Thank you.
1-Wall Show
RAUL SERRANO
Timeline
October 23 - November 7, 2021

Raul Serrano is one of the few artists who enjoy the distinction of having exhibited solo at Wired Gallery more than once. Well that's because if there were such a thing as an "Ulster County Museum of Art," he'd be right up there.

 

Well, we don't have an Ulster County Museum of Art. At least, not yet. But we have Wired Gallery!

 

We celebrate local artists here. Artists who produce works of quality in a consistent way. If there is one thread that ties all these local artists at Wired Gallery besides being local, it's not the taste of the curator but the quality and artistry of the work shown here.

 

So short of going to an art museum today, come to Wired Gallery. And one thing you can't do at a museum but you can do at Wired Gallery: you can take a piece off its walls and enjoy it at home!

Kerhonkson-based Raul Serrano uses an inventive visual language that seeks mystery, poetry and a constant shift of meaning through compositions that recall Renaissance, surrealist, and post-impressionist art.  The viewer is pulled toward dreamscapes, intense juxtapositions of incongruous objects against or within crowds and flows of bodies, human and animal. Uses of color and form create Kafkaesque challenges to the psyche, calling for visceral reaction or focused reflection, qualities often found in great art.

1-Wall Show
LOIS CAPONE
Transitions
October 2 - 17, 2021


Ms. Capone has a background in advertising and photography in NYC.  She moved to Olivebridge over 40 years ago. She has worked as a freelance artist from her home for the past 25 years exclusively to the renowned 3-D artist Charles Fazzino. About four years ago, she moved to Mt. Tremper where she found a new focus and inspiration on painting abstracts.

 

Like a journal, my paintings allow me to process my emotions into tangible and cathartic expression.  Pictures and images are not so much the aim as a resolution, crystallization of shape, color and marks into a whole of emotion that has resonance.  Lost in the process of painting, struggling to find a way out until exhaled with complete clarity.

--- Lois Capone

1-Wall Show
LYNNE FRIEDMAN

Nature Spirits

Interpreting the Shimmering Natural World

September 11 - 26, 2021


Hudson Valley artist Lynne Friedman seeks beauty and the sublime in watercolor, oil and mixed media.

Friedman’s inspiration is the cycles of the natural world. Her garden is a constant source of ideas, the recognition of transience and the possibility of renewal.

In this exhibit Friedman captures the impermanence of nature at its peak utilizing plants, fruits and flowers with a love of color as a starting point to explore essence and idea through visual means.

Also featured are mixed media collages that emerged in her studio during the Covid period with the appearance of sylphs and angels that are elemental beings that inhabit the air.

1-Wall Show
JOAN BARKER

"Corrigible"

August 21 - September 6, 2021

A new 1-Wall Show entitled “Corrigible" begins at Wired Gallery in High Falls on Saturday, August 21, featuring all recent paintings by New Paltz-based artist Joan Barker.

Visitors can meet Ms. Barker on Sunday, August 22nd from 1 – 4 PM.  

The show runs every weekend, hours 11AM - 4PM, through Monday, September 6.

Ms. Barker’s paintings on large expanses of cardboard are from 2020 and 2021. In describing the works, Ms. Barker states, “Before I paint on cardboard, I draw with a utility knife and marker. I peel the cut surface, exposing the textured foundation. The ripped ridges create surface tension. I then scorch the open grooves, and the colors I add emphasize and conjoin the four different surfaces: cut, torn, drawn, and painted.” 

Joan Barker is a Hudson Valley artist who employs both traditional and experimental methods in her painting and photography. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship, The Village Voice Photography Grant and two Center for Photography at Woodstock Fellowships. Her photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions including at O K Harris, NYC; Photographers’ Gallery, London; Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY; and the California Museum of Photography in Riverside.

1-Wall Show
SANDRA NYSTROM

July 31 - August 15, 2021

Woodstock-based Nystrom refers to her artwork as “Conversations With Nature.” Her paintings are abstracted landscapes full of rich brushwork and tonalist colors.

Come meet her on Saturday, July 31 from 2-4 pm.  

Alongside the 1-Wall, enjoy (Re)Wired, the slow-changing group show with a variety of hand-picked works by 30+ local artists.

Hours are Sat&Sun 11-4.

1-Wall Show
FRAN SUTHERLAND

July 10 - 25, 2021

Fran Sutherland, is an award winning painter and teacher who shares her time between the Hudson Valley of New York and the Santa Rita Mountains of Arizona.  During her career she has taught students from elementary through college level within the New York State school system.

Her multi-media paintings, reflect her studies and travels, and synthesize both Eastern and Western cultural and artistic aesthetics.  Fran Sutherland’s artworks are present in numerous collections.

1-Wall Show
CAREY CONAWAY

Color, Shape, and Rhythm

June 19 - July 4, 2021

Carey Conaway has an innate talent with color, shape, and rhythm. It has been said that her
color and spatial sense create art that speaks and moves magically and poetically.
Geometry and color are the head and the heart of what she does.

 

Color, light, and space are key influences in her work. Her art provides an investigation of
color relationships and illusions specific to shape, space, and form.

 

Her designs are both simple and complex. The colors interplay with each other within the
geometric shapes. At times this interaction offers a potential conflict between the colors, but
by leaving this conflict unresolved, her work allows us to transcend the seeming limitations.

 

The result is a semblance of order and unity between colors and shapes, and thus within
ourselves.

1-Wall Show
RENEWAL

An exhibition of works by Hudson Valley Artists Group

Curated by Elisa Pritzker

May 29 - June 13, 2021

The Hudson Valley Artists Group is a group of like-minded artists located in New York’s Hudson Valley dedicated to advancing their careers through mutual support. 
Formed by Theresa DeSalvio in October 2020, the group originally met through the New York Artists Circle.

Renewal is their first exhibition together. 

 

After a long year of incredibly special circumstances due to Covid-19, they feel the need to reflect a sense of renewal and revitalization. Each artist's inspiration and working method is different yet they share a sensibility, reflected in the use of organic and attractive materials, chroma and configurations. Curatorial advice by Elisa Pritzker.

Exhibiting artists:

Theresa DeSalvio
Robin Glassman
Mary McFerran
Nancy Nikkal
Elisa Pritzker 
Linda Stillman
Sheila Wolper

1-Wall Show
MIGHTY SMALL curated by MEREDITH ROSIER

An exhibition of small abstract works by 25 Mid-Hudson Valley artists 

May 8 - 23, 2021

Each artist created a work examining the relationship between a small exterior dimension and a large interior presence. This debut offers a mighty large array of vividly energetic drama and witty, playful spirit in high chromatic color to muted color.

 

Small yet vast in scope these artists work on varied substrates in a notable range of materials. From generous dollops of pigment to refined linear arrangements, the translation of ideas about the evocation of space is on display.

 

Come peruse the exuberant realm of the Mighty Small.

Exhibiting artists:

Joan Barker; Mary Lynn Bonforte; Frank D’Astolfo; Barbara Dibeler; Reidunn Fraas; Patti Gibbons; Polly Giragosian; Judith Hoersting; Michael Hopkins; Colleen James; Roxie Johnson; Ellen Jouret-Epstein; Jennifer Leighton; Mary Licause; Nora Licht; Harriet Livathinos; Linda Miller; Gloria Mirsky; Nancy O'Hara; Carol Pepper Cooper; Matthew Reddan; Monique Robidoux; Meredith Rosier; Doug Sheer; Peggy Wright

All works on matboard are $80 and framed/stretched works are $175 (except those labeled otherwise).

1-Wall Show
Travis Fox: Remains to Be Seen

Photographs by Krumville-based renowned photojournalist Travis Fox. 

 

April 17 - May 2, 2021

The show consists of eight 20”x30” photographs selected from Fox’s recently-published book Remains to Be Seen (Daylight, 2020). The images explore a disappearing but still tangible American landscape, from the Rust Belt towns of the Midwest to the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains. Using aerial photography, Fox finds patterns in former industrial sites and abandoned neighborhoods that would be undetectable from the ground. His pictures present a visual record of old and debilitating problems, from institutionalized racism to environmental destruction.

TRAVIS FOX is an award-winning television documentary maker, Fox’s work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic, Al Jazeera, and The New York Times. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. From 1999 to 2009, he worked as a senior video journalist at The Washington Post and was widely recognized as a pioneer of news video on the web. He covered such major stories as the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. In 2006, he won an Emmy Award for web video coverage of Hurricane Katrina on washingtonpost.com. Fox has taught broadcast journalism at the Newmark J-School and multimedia filmmaking at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also trains journalists in video storytelling around the world.

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At Wired Gallery, 11 Mohonk Road, High Falls, NY (map)
1-Wall Show: Mary Anne Erickson

March  20 - April 11, 2021

 

Mary Anne Erickson is a lifelong artist who combines her passion for color, beauty, design and fine taste into everything she does. Documenting the demise of the American roadside culture of “Mom and Pop” establishments has been one of her main interests since the mid-1980’s.

1-Wall Show includes two large paintings from her American Roadside series along with several of her lesser-known plain air landscapes. 

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1-Wall Show: Raul Serrano

March 6 - 14, 2021

 

Kerhonkson-based Raul Serrano uses an inventive visual language that seeks mystery, poetry and a constant shift of meaning through compositions that recall Renaissance, surrealist, and post-impressionist art.  The viewer is pulled toward dreamscapes, intense juxtapositions of incongruous objects against or within crowds and flows of bodies, human and animal. Uses of color and form create Kafkaesque challenges to the psyche, calling for visceral reaction or focused reflection, qualities often found in great art.

At Wired Gallery, 11 Mohonk Road, High Falls, NY (map)
(Re) Wired One-Wall Show: Nikolette Bellochio

“Nikolette Bellocchio is a printmaker who lives in the Hudson Valley following her graduation from SUNY New Paltz. Her art focuses on capturing emotions in their physical form, in attempts to make them supralinguistic and visceral. By thinking about feelings and what they could look like, she concocts a quixotic-elixir of vivid imagery with a gluttonous color palette. 


While creating, she thinks about loneliness, tenderness, love, or any emotion related to the human condition. A compilation of notes, nostalgic items, sometimes imagined places, and ambiguous lines create an imagined space that then becomes a sentimental capsule. 
 

Driven by the inherent want to connect to others, art becomes a universal language to communicate with others, and Nikolette’s art is a determined attempt to share sentiments with her viewers.”

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(Re) Wired One-Wall Show: Dion Ogust

Since 2008 Ogust has been painting and printmaking, initially studying under Kate McGloughlin, at the Woodstock School of Art. Showcased here are several of her painterly abstracted landscapes rendered in subtle earth tones occasionally enhanced with flashes of rich hue.

Ogust is also known as a freelance and staff photographer for Ulster Publishing.

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Wired Gallery's HOLIDAY MARKET and (Re)WIRED SHOWS
Outdoors/Indoors Events

 

1) OUTDOORS: HOLIDAY MARKET
Your perfect gift is here!
Under tents in Wired Gallery's front parking lot.

 

Three Weekends from 11AM to 4PM
Sat&Sun, December 5-6
Sat&Sun, December 12-13
Sat&Sun, December 19-20

Or visit by (safe) appointment:
Email us to setup an appointment to visit the gallery safely at any other time.

Holiday Market artists and makers line-up:

Brinton Baker (ceramics)
PK Brown (woodworking)
Mary Fassberger (jewelry)
Tarryl Gabel (fine arts)
Ruth McKinney Burket (ceramics)
Matt Maley (fine arts)
Marlo Richards (fine arts)
Lora Shelley (prints and ceramics)
Pablo Shine (fine arts)
Marilynn Rowley (fine arts)
Joyce Washor (fine arts)
Susan Wilson (fine arts)

Many items priced under $100.00.

 

To share a safe and positive experience at Wired Gallery, visitors are required to wear a face mask at all times -- Indoors and outdoors - and maintain social distance. Thank you!


2) INDOORS: (Re)WIRED SHOWS
  

One-Wall Show featuring JUDITH HOYT
An outstanding and widely acclaimed artist based in Rosendale, NY. Hoyt makes art from found metal and paper collage. Her work is included in numerous museum collections.

 

(Re)Wired Group Show featuring
Alix Ankele, Jane Bloodgood Abrams, Diane Boisvert, Kaete Brittin Shaw, MF Daint, Mary Anne Erickson, Josh Finn, Astrid Fitzgerald, Cristeen Gamet, Denise Giardullo, Mimi Graminski, Ken Green, Katie Grove, Laura Gurton, Ann Haaland, Jeanne Hildenbrand, Judith Hoyt, Robert Kressler, Leonie Lacouette, Mary Leary, Lynn Lynn Herring, Katherine McGuiness, John Mernin, Jerry Michalak, Joanna Murphy, Dion Ogust, Franc Palaia, John Perrella, Marlo Richards, Mitchell Saler, Thomas Sarrantonio, Prue See, Raul Serrano, Pablo Shine, Jo-Ellen Trilling, Lisa Ven Vertloh, Joyce Washor, Marlene Wiedenbaum, and Andrew Willner

Only one “party” at a time is admitted into the gallery. A party may consist of one person or a group of up to 6 people who live or travel together.

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(Re) Wired One-Wall Show: Kathi Robinson Frank

Born in New York City, Frank studied at the Art Students League with Will Barnet in high school and majored in art at Bard College. Her early influences were Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauchenberg and Larry Rivers.

 

In the 1990’s she began working in natural fiber and adobe, weaving large hanging nest-like structures she referred to as habitats. Then after seeing an Anselm Keifer show she began a series of three dimensional paintings using adobe, paint and natural found vegetation from her property in the Hudson Valley. These paintings formed a body of work called The Yeats Series (2009-2011).

 

Kathi has shown her work locally around the Hudson Valley, as well as in Provincetown and NYC. She also shows at the Casa Morada Gallery in Bucerias, Mexico where she resides part-time. She makes her home locally in Stone Ridge.

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(Re) Wired One-Wall Show: Joyce Washor

Joyce spent her first ten years in Brooklyn, NY and then became a Jersey girl until graduating from Douglass College, Rutgers University. In 1997, after spending 25 years as a textile designer in NYC she made plans to devote herself to painting full time. But fate had other plans- a painting related shoulder injury required her to re evaluate her painting techniques. It seemed she had two choices: learn to paint with her left arm/hand or scale down her work in order to use her wrist instead of her shoulder. Since painting small enabled her to learn more quickly, purchase art supplies less expensively and have more opportunities to exhibit she resolved to share her experiences in book, PDF and DVD formats. 
Joyce lives with her artist/chef/all round fixer-upper husband in Woodstock NY enjoying three grandchildren and teaching watercolor in her home studio. 

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(Re)Wired
An ongoing group show during Covid times
One-Wall Show: Johnny Mernin

For over twenty years, Woodstock-based Mernin has been translating the intensity and passion of a life fully lived into radical color-scapes. A self-taught painter, Mernin credits his experiences as a young, broke traveler as ultimately being the source of his greatest teachings, feeling that is only through radical authenticity, humility, and fearlessness in facing the unknown that the spontaneous creative act is achieved.

His work, characterized by striking balance, energetic, gestural lines, and emotional rawness, has been featured in numerous galleries across the Hudson Valley and is included in many private collections.

Before the pandemic, Wired Gallery presented exhibits every three weeks. It was not uncommon to have gatherings of up to 150 people at the openings. Times have changed.

Artists included in the (Re)Wired Group Show are:
Alix Ankele, Jane Bloodgood Abrams, Diane Boisvert, Kaete Brittin Shaw, MF Daint, Mary Anne Erickson, Josh Finn, Astrid Fitzgerald, Cristeen Gamet, Denise Giardullo, Mimi Graminski, Ken Green, Katie Grove, Laura Gurton, Ann Haaland, Jeanne Hildenbrand, Judith Hoyt, Robert Kressler, Leonie Lacouette, Mary Leary, Lynn Lynn Herring, Katherine McGuiness, John Mernin, Jerry Michalak, Joanna Murphy, Dion Ogust, Franc Palaia, John Perrella, Marlo Richards, Mitchell Saler, Thomas Sarrantonio, Prue See, Raul Serrano, Pablo Shine, Jo-Ellen Trilling, Lisa Ven Vertloh, Joyce Washor, Marlene Wiedenbaum, and Andrew Willner

Wired Gallery has resumed its regular business hours of Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

To share a safe and positive experience at Wired Gallery, visitors are required to wear a face mask at all times and maintain social distance.

Only one “party” at a time is admitted into the gallery. A party may consist of one person or a group of up to 6 people who live or travel together

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ULSTER COUNTY TEEN SHOW
 
28 YOUNG ARTISTS AGES 12-18
May 16- 31, 2020
Virtual Artist Reception on Zoom: Sunday, May 31, 5:00-7:00 PM
To request a Zoom invitation to the reception, please email thewiredgallery@gmail.com.

Wired Gallery is pleased to present Ulster County Teen Show featuring works by 28 young artists based in Ulster County between the ages of 12 and 18.

 

To safeguard everyone from Covid-19, the show is available for viewing through Zoom video conferencing only. To make an appointment simply email thewiredgallery@gmail.com or call (682) 564-5613.

On Sunday, May 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. a virtual reception on Zoom will provide the general public an opportunity to meet and chat with the artists and have a live guided tour of the show as hung at the gallery. To request a Zoom invitation to the reception, please email thewiredgallery@gmail.com.

 

Among the 28 selected artists, nine were unable to access their work and deliver them to the gallery due to school and studio closures. All other artists have their works displayed at Wired Gallery.

 

Taylor Ascarino

Denver Baca*

Sam Bigler*

Brooke Bogart

Evalyse Bradley

Serafina Broome

August Carrollhach

Katie Cushman

MF Daint

Bernice DeLauras*

Rose Dermody

Alexandra (Sasha) Fraser

Fiona Green

Orion Helffrich

Connor Hoffstatter

Natalie Horberg

Lucinda Jennings

Django Lioce*

Hannah Mangione

Hattie Nichols*

Tafari Saunders*

Autumn Schouten*

Jacob Schouten*

Ivy Silvesrtis

Sarah Sullivan

Pippa Sweet

Beatrice Wilhelm

Roan Wilson*

 

* online only/included in the show but not showing at the gallery

 

Approximately 35 artists submitted over 100 works, including drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, pastels, digital images, photography, and more. The artists come from a diverse background. Some are home schooled and make art at home, while others take classes locally, attending private as well as public schools. Submissions came from over ten schools and five home-school families. The selection was made by artist and art educator Melanie Delgado and Wired gallerist Sevan Melikyan.

Artwork showing at the gallery

* Artwork included in the show but not showing at the gallery

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In Memoriam: Chris Lawrence
Constructions from detritus, the castoff, and the neglected
Wired Gallery comes out of hibernation with a memorial exhibit dedicated to the recently deceased Chris Lawrence.
 
Chris filled his life-spaces with “constructions” he fashioned from his precious “detritus,” the castoff, neglected, tarnished, broken bits and pieces he collected over time, always finding beauty and delight in the mundane.

March 14 - April 26, 2020 - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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THE SHAPE OF LIGHT
Seven artists from the Hudson Valley bring their unique interpretations of how light affects their work.

Curated by Anne Crowley and Laura Taylor

Featuring works by Anne Crowley, Diane Dwyer, Cristeen Gamet, Lisa Jacobson, Joanna Murphy, and Laura Taylor

November 30, 2019 – March 8, 2020

 

Wired Gallery winter schedule in effect until March 14: By appointment only or ring doorbell.

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MAKERS HOLIDAY MARKET
 
Your ultimate chance to get that perfect unique gift!
 
Friday, December 20, 10-6
Saturday, December 21, 10-6
Sunday, December 22, 10-6
All-star local makers:
PK Brown
Jacinta Bunnell
Lena Lai Chen
Rachel Dubicki
Josh Finn
Zoya Geacintov
Katie Grove
Cheyenne Mallo
Ruth McKinney Burket
Terry Ritter
Lora Shelley
Susan Siegrist
Karin Smith-Spanier
Erin von Holdt-Gilbert
Sarah-Anne Winchester
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REFLECTION
A group show curated by Josephine Bloodgood and featuring 14 Hudson Valley artists
November 1 - 24, 2019
Scott Michael Ackerman
Rocco Armento (1924-2011)
Michelle Biondolillo-Keessen
Josephine Bloodgood
Damon
Fran Goodwin 
Beth Humphrey
Victoria Kari
Sandra Nystrom 
Joanne Pagano-Weber
Fran Sutherland
Lynne Tobin
Carl Van Brunt
Dion Yannatos
At Wired Gallery, 11 Mohonk Road, High Falls, NY (map)
No People, No Trees:
Four Artists and Abstraction
 
Kathy Erteman
Deborah Freedman 
Lara Giordano
Pat Travis Rosenberg
 
Guest Curator: Ward Mintz
 
October 5 - 27, 2019
Review of the show by Lynn Woods in the