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From May 25th through June 30th 2019 BCB ART will present the exhibition: DISTANT HEIGHTS new paintings by SASHA CHERMAYEFF. Her new work focuses on remembrances and interpretations from recent visits to distant lands- Peru and Northern Ireland.
“I often paint the creek behind my house, usually small oil landscapes on wood. Inside my studio, I paint abstractions, material and gesture, sometimes on paper and sometimes on canvas. It has been this way for close to twenty years now. Gradually the water, light and air here have become a part of me, of my nature, and its no longer possible for me to keep “landscape” out of my painting. Any of it!
Now, and for the last several years, I’ve been seeking out what might be called the “underlying unity” (to quote Alan Watts); qualities that both these methods of creating contain. A “sameness” that has been there all along; the synthesis of these two seemingly separate ways of working. Oddly, this synthesis has come about by traveling, reading, and looking at painting, all of which I’ve been fortunate enough to spend lots of time doing. As a result, this recent body of work is entirely new to me. It is drawn from memory and distant visions of faraway places, not my own back yard, but landscapes of a sort that represent another world. The memories evoked are memories of exalted sensations, emotions on the scale of giant cliffs, all in the past now, but remembered and painted; paintings of distant images and fading distant heights.”
A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, May 25th- from 6-8 PM.
Also on view will be work by gallery Artists: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Richard Butler, Julian Opie, Dan Welden, Lucio Pozzi, Lynn Itzkowitz, Meg Atkinson, Emil Alzamora, Ed Smith, Marco Badot -and others-
Gallery hours: Thursday – through Sunday 12-6pm, and by appointment.
BCB ART is located at 116 Warren Street, in Hudson
Image attached: The heights of Machu Picchu #1, 2019, Oil on canvas, mounted on panel , 36 x 48 inches New York 518-828-4539
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