Thursday, July 21, 2016

Still River Editions prints Star Trek Traveling Exhibition debuting at Comic-Con

Still River Editions is pleased to announce its role in printing an exhibition of Star Trek-inspired artwork on behalf of CBS Consumer Products. The exhibition, titled "Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years." makes its worldwide debut today, July 21, 2016, at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego during Comic-Con International: San Diego, and will be traveling to other locations after Comic-Con concludes on July 23.

"Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years." features 2D and 3D artwork by an international group of 50 artists who were asked to interpret their love of Star Trek in whatever original medium they chose. The 2D artwork was then digitally printed on fine art paper in Danbury, Connecticut by Master Printmaker, Mark Savoia of Still River Editions using a process known as giclée printing. Giclée prints are made with large format inkjet printers, using archival inks on acid-free art papers, and are known for their richness and accuracy of color.

Mark Savoia said, “It was a fascinating to see each artist’s interpretations of the Star Trek universe. Having grown up watching the original TV series myself, I felt a certain childhood connection to many of the pieces. Being a small part of 'Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.' was a bonus.”

Among featured artists are Tom Whalen, Joshua Budich, and Rocco Malatesta, and actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy's print is a grid of multi-hued photographs of the Vulcan salute against a black background. The piece is especially poignant following Nimoy's death last year. 

The traveling exhibition is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first airing of the original Star Trek series, created by Gene Roddenberry. The exhibit moves to Las Vegas and then Toronto in August, New York in September, the UK in October, with future tour dates being planned for 2017. 

For those interested in our local area, the exhibit will be at the Paley Center for Media from September 16-25, 2016, 25 West 52 Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues in NYC,.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nancy Daubenspeck and Linda Lindroth featured in group exhibition "Select" at Garvey | Simon gallery

© Nancy Daubenspeck

Painter Nancy Daubenspeck and photographer Linda Lindroth, both of Connecticut, are among the artists chosen for the exhibition "Select" at Garvey | Simon in NYC. There is an opening reception on Thursday, August 4 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The exhibition runs through August 20, 2016.

Other artists included are Margot Glass, Leslie Kerby, Neema Lal, Lily Prince, Krista Svalbonas. 

From the press release: "The Artist Review Program exists to create dialogue with artists and to offer an accessible platform for visibility and potential exhibition at the gallery. This year’s artists are all women whose works are diverse in both subject matter and form. There is a romantic element in the drawings of rumpled envelopes by Margot Glass and in Lily Prince’s dreamlike landscapes. Krista Svalbonas and Leslie Kerby study domestic space, with Svalbonas creating collages contrasting city and country, while Kerby explores the use of shipping containers for permanent or temporary housing. Working with a different sort of container, Linda Linderoth flays and flattens vintage boxes with lavish colors and textures. Nancy Daubenspeck and Neema Lal both utilize a subtractive technique, Daubenspeck taking away and retouching layers of casein paint while Lal sandblasts her glass sculptures."

Garvey Simon is located at 547 W. 27th St., Suite 207, New York, NY 10001

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Billions & Billions of Blocks Project" by Chris Durante at Trailer Box Project

© Chris Durante
Chris Durante's exhibit “Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” opens at Trailer Box Project in Danbury with a public reception on Saturday, July 16th 5 - 7 pm, and runs through August 13. 
From the press release -- the exhibit "features Durante’s drawings as well as his work in process -- a series of numerous mixed media and wood blocks that viewers are encouraged to stack and sort as they see fit."
“I began making little blocks from the discarded wood detritus left over from my frame making business,” explains Durante. “I quickly saw the naked wooden cubes as an intriguing surface to mark upon, not unlike small six-sided sketchbooks. Using collage, paint or any and all tools available, even fire, the cube became a journal of juxtaposed language. As I made more I started to stack and sort them in seemingly endless play. These arrangements then suggested new drawings which in turn pointed back to the blocks, and so on. It’s like a huge infinite image generator.”

In addition to the exhibit in the Trailer Box Project, there will be an exhibition in Jim Felice's studio featuring photographs by Catherine Vanaria and Mark Savoia of Still River Editions. 
Trailer Box Project is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury. Hours Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, or by appointment. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

"Artist as Curator III" at Kehler Liddell Gallery

"Trouble Ahead Trouble Behind"
© Jackie Heitchue
Keller Liddell Gallery in New Haven is hosting its third annual invitational exhibit "Artist As Curator III" from July 7 through August 21, 2016. The exhibit "represents creative relationships, life-long associations, working partnerships, mentorships, personal inspirations, and friendships. To highlight these relationships, member artists will display one of their own works alongside each invited artist's work. Through this unique pairing of images, a visual conversation emerges between curators, artists, and viewers."

There is an opening reception on Saturday, July 9 from 4 pm - 7 pm.

Mark Savoia, Master Printmaker of Still River Editions is among the artists invited to participate, and was invited to participate by Kehler Liddell gallery member artist Keith Johnson. The other artists are Melissa Benson, Joy Bush, William Chickillo, Megan Craig, Vincent Edwards, Nancy Eisenfeld, Mark Ferguson, Allan Greenier, Kenneth Hanson, Jackie Heitchue, Debbie Hesse, Sheldon Credit, Dru Nadler, Peter Nuhn, Liz Pagano, Jaclyn E. Podlaski, Paul J. Thériault, and Peter Ziou.

The gallery is located at 873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tara Tomaselli at Norwalk Art Festival

Newtown photographer Tara Tomaselli will be exhibiting and selling her work at the Norwalk Art Festival. The festival runs on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th, 2016 from 10 am - 5 pm both days at Mathews Park, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT. Tomaselli's photographs feature coastal sights and rusty trucks and objects from her travels.

According to the festival website, the event features "the works of 125 juried artists from local to national talent. They will exhibit a wide variety of media including, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, painting, mixed media, printmaking, fiber, metal sculpture and glass."

In addition, the nearby Center for Contemporary Printmaking is hosting its annual "Foot Print Show and Sale" and will be open on Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday from noon - 5 pm. The CCP is also located in Mathews Park.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Artists' Books by Rita Valley at Trailer Box Project

"Face-a-Day Club" (12 Months)
© Rita Valley
Artists' books by Rita Valley are on view at Danbury's Trailer Box Project from mid-June through July 30, 2016.

Valley says of her artist's books on her website, "When a series of my collages present a coherent theme, I frequently group the collages together into an artist's book. Books are great! They are art works that can be picked up and fondled and looked at leisurely and intimately. I embrace a truly hands-on approach; no white gloves are required!"

Valley's art involves a wide range of techniques and materials, and she has described it as "quirky and often political."

Trailer Box Project is located adjacent to Jim Felice's studio at 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 Danbury, Connecticut. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm or by appointment.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"Luminous Intervals" by Colin Burke opening and Open House Day 2016

"West Rock 3A June 2012 - June 2013, 2015"
© Colin Burke

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 from noon - 5 pm, The Gallery at Still River Editions will be participating in the State of Connecticut's 12th Annual Open House Day with the opening of an exhibit of pinhole camera and cyanotype photographs by Colin Burke called "Luminous Intervals: Extended Exposures in Alternative Photography." We'll have light refreshments, art, and conversation. The event is free, and open to the public. 

From 1 pm - 4 pm there will also be demonstrations of cyanotype printing, one of the oldest photographic processes.

We've made a handy page of other Open House Day events happening in our area with a list of some of our favorite local restaurants to help you make a day of it. The State of Connecticut's Open House Day page, which features listings by town, is here

The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, CT. The exhibit will be on view through September 30, 2016. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Faith Stewart Gordon: "Life's Joys" at the Mattatuck Museum

"Beau and the Duck-Billed Dinosaur"
© Faith Stewart-Gordon
An exhibit of paintings by Faith Stewart-Gordon titled "Life's Joys" will be on view at the Mattatuck Museum from June 3 through July 24, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, June 12 from 2 pm - 4 pm.

Stewart-Gordon is an internationally exhibiting painter, cookbook author, and former restaurateur. Her colorfully idealized paintings draw inspiration from her travels, and many feature animals including her dogs.

The Mattatuck Museum is located on the green in Waterbury 144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Hours: (Closed Monday) Tuesday – Saturday:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sundays: 12 noon – 5:00 pm.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"En Theos: A God Within" Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe at Five Points Gallery, Torrington

"Deer in Fog"
© Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
"En Theos: A God Within" is an exhibition of black and white photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe at Five Points Gallery, 33 Main St., Torrington, CT. The exhibit will be on view in the West Gallery at Five Points from May 26 through June 25, 2016. There is an opening reception on June 3 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

Artist's statement from the gallery's website: "Whether in drawing, painting, or printmaking, the process for me is about layering and energizing space in such a way that objects are fluid, interconnected and full of energy and movement. I try to utilize a variety of lines, marks and media to suggest both stasis and openness to possibility and transformation as well as the passage of time.  As I attempt to describe the multiple realities which intermingle in memory, imagination and daily life, images emerge and diverge – reconfiguring in new relationships.

Everything is open and flows back and forth: empty and full, defined by its opposite – fleeting yet tangible – air and space dissecting form and formless in an effort to capture the unity and delight of life experienced, remembered, longed for."

Moutoussamy-Ashe's award-winning photography has been exhibited internationally and is the subject of five books.  In addition to being a photographer and author, she is a social activist, civic leader, a director of the Arthur Ashe Endowment for the Defeat of AIDS, and the founder of the Arthur Ashe Learning Center.

A portion of Moutoussamy-Ashe's exhibit was printed by Mark Savoia of Still River Editions.

The gallery is also featuring two other solo exhibits concurrently by Anne Gilman and John Frederick walker.

An article about the exhibits may be found in the Litchfield County Times here.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jim Felice's "The Circus is in Town" at the Bethel Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

"The Circus is in Town"
© 2016 Jim Felice
Jim Felice's sculpture "The Circus Is in Town" is featured at the Bethel Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, which will be on view on the grounds of the Bethel Library, 189 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT from May 7, 2016 through May 5, 2017.

Felice's piece is part of a year-long installation of sculpture works throughout downtown Bethel curated by sculptor David Boyajian.

Other sculptors whose work is included: David Boyajian, Murray Bodin, Richard Pitts, B.A. D'Alessandro, Glenn Zweygardt, David Gerlach, Steven Brooks, John Ferguson, Sarah Bader & Matt Rink, and New Antiquity.