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Elisabeth Condon Participating in The Power of Ten at Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

May 4, 2021

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The Power of 10

Curated by Jane Hart
May 8 – June 20, 2021

Francie Bishop Good, Richmond Burton, Amanda Church, Elisabeth Condon, Lydia Dona, Stephen Lack, Michael Rodriguez, Alexander Ross, David Shaw, Jennifer Wynne Reeves
The number 10 symbolizes the completion of a cycle. Number 10 is the symbol of matter in harmony. This number represents creator and the creation. Pythagoras said that the number 10 is the symbol of the universe and that it expresses the sum of all human knowledge.

This exhibition assembles a diverse group of ten visionary artists who primarily live in or bordering the Catskills and New York City. All are internationally recognized and at the peak of their powers. The artists each embrace a vigorous approach to their practice. Through their inventive visual language, dynamic structures and interrelationships emerge. The selected works, produced in a variety of media, embody fresh incarnations of visceral expression. The works on view offer new ways of perceiving multidimensional states of being.

Paintings by Amanda Church address aspects of the human form; flexing muscular, taut views of abstracted bodies are interjected into spatial situations. The interplay between the individual and environment are explored in ways both playful and psychologically charged in the seductively hued works of Bishop Good, Condon, and (the late) Wynne Reeves, whose otherworldly “landscapes” imagine realms both familiar and oddly foreign. Macro and micro constructs are realized in an array of pieces by Burton, Dona, Rodriguez, and Ross who each render biomorphic, shape-shifting compositions to explore fundamentals of materiality. In his sculptural work, Shaw elegantly creates a mind altering balancing act of surface tension between light and dark, weighty and amorphous. Stephen Lack’s iconic automobiles are pop culture vehicles for his dynamic, painterly approach.

About the Curator: Jane Hart recently relocated to Saugerties after nearly four decades spent working professionally in the contemporary arts in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and Miami. She has collaborated with blue chip to emerging artists on exhibits, special projects, publications and editions. Hart is an independent curator and owner of long-standing venture lemon sky: projects + editions, (founded in L.A. in 1996) which opened in January, 2020 as a pop-up gallery space at Glen Falls House in Round Top, NY.

Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498
Gallery Hours: Fri.–Sun. 12:00–5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no opening reception.

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