Solo exhibition, Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters


Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters
Beacon Room Solo Show February 9 - March 3, 2019
BAU, 506 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508

I’m very pleased to announce the opening of my solo exhibition Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters at BAU (Beacon Artists Union) in Beacon, NY. The show runs from February 9 to March 3, 2019 and features photographs and paintings. I am the featured artist in The Beacon Room, the gallery at BAU dedicated to solo exhibitions of artists invited by gallery members. The opening reception is Saturday, February 9, 6 to 9 pm at 506 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508. For more information visit baugallery.com.

Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters addresses the damaging effects of climate change in relation to water, human survival, geoengineering, and the Anthropocene landscape. The exhibition includes photographs from the series Wandering Nomad Anthropocene Landscapes. Considered “eulogies for the land,” my giclée prints are glimpses of nature from the point of view of a wandering nomad. The nomad reflects on erosion, a deep freeze that may mean the demise of native flora, and industrial detritus littering a beach. The images in this series are meant to evoke a lost balance within the landscape and a sense of apprehension.

On view alongside the black and white photographs are colorful and richly layered paintings in oil, egg tempera, acrylic, and mixed media that also depict the point of view of a nomad, but this time someone living in a dystopian future in which the Earth’s ecosystem has been all but destroyed. In one work the ruins of oil barges float around the perimeter of the last iceberg, a reference to arctic oil drilling. Another painting depicts a nomad sailing through rapids in a post-desertification landscape. The raft/shelter is a symbol of stewardship for the waterways, reminding the viewer that we have to take care of water since life on this planet (our home) depends on it.

My paintings are also expressions of hope through human ingenuity: rainwater collection and storage tents preserve water from a storm to cultivate kale, turnips are roasted on a campfire outside the nomad’s tent, and there are inventions to provide light and water for plants. The exhibition Troubled Waters is intended to be thought-provoking and inspiring, and will hopefully encourage people to think more deeply about environmental issues in our world today.

 

Site:Brooklyn Presents: 'Landscape: Real and Imagined''


Landscape: Real and Imagined
Site:Brooklyn,
165 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
sitebrooklyn@sitebrooklyn.com
Opening Reception: Friday, November 16th 6-9PM, on view through December 15th.

Curated by Eileen Jeng-Lynch, Landscape: Real and Imagined will feature the work of artists:

Aaliyah Gupta, Aaron Asis, Andrew Arend, Ann Cofta, Ann Marie Auricchio, Annie Varnot, Athena Atocha, Beth Ganz, Bill Burgess, Christine Aaron, Claudine Metrick, Elizabeth Gargas, Francoise Soule Duresse, Hannah U, Jen Noone, Jessie Novik, Jolene Powell, Joomi Chung, Katie Westmoreland, Kayo Albert, Marcelyn Bennett Carpenter, Maria Ossandon Recart, Marianne Barcellona, Mark Granlund, Matthew Arnold, Meridith McNeal, Nathan Taves, Patty Cateura, Rebecca Schultz, Rosalyn Bodycomb, Rosalyn Carlino, Russell Horton, Ruth Jeyaveeran, Scott Bae, Scott Groeniger, Seungkyung Oh, Sophia Lee, Soulaf Abas, Stefan Hagen, Timothy Clifford, Whitney Sage, Yasemin Kackar-Demirel, Zachary Skinner

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Presents: Buy What You Love


Buy What You Love
Galerie Richard
121 Orchard Street
New York, NY

SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, November 8, 2018 for Rema Hort Mann Foundation's Buy What You Love, an annual benefit auction that connects buyers to artists. From emerging to established, local to international, Buy What You Love is a project of over 200 original works on paper. Each work will be exhibited anonymously, encouraging viewers to buy what they love. Upon purchasing the work, the artist’s name is revealed and their contact information is provided to the buyer.
 
Presented in reverse-auction format, the exhibition will sell each anonymous work of art at a price that drops throughout the evening:

 
6:30–7:30 pm: $500
7:30–8:15 pm: $250
8:15 pm–9:00 pm: $125
 
$20 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds from the event go directly to Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s three bi-coastal grant programs.

MomentaArt Presents: Untouchable


November 2- November 25, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, November 2, 6-8pm
A Momenta Art exhibition
40 Liberty Street
Newburgh, NY, 12550

It seems so real, I can see it. So why can’t I touch it?--Buzzcocks

As we get closer to something it seems further away. What means do we have to get closer to the Unseen?
Artists create systems to make the unimaginable and overwhelming into something within reach. This
collection of work attempts to define and make visible means of communication and sustenance. A bar is a
place of refuge while it hastens our downfall, where we can be out of reach of the forces that close in upon
our everyday. The inevitable gets delayed and becomes less distinct. Within this site of indistinction and
blurriness other realities enter, alluding to sacred spaces, to more distinct models of consciousness and
possibility, to hopeful futures just out of reach.
Jesse Bransford
Mollie McKinley
James Mills
David Nyzio
Zachary Skinner
Colleen Smiley
Kazumi Tanaka

WHATS’S NEXT?: Unison’s 20th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Garden


Opening Reception:
Sunday, July 15, 2018,  3 - 6PM

Unison Arts Center
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, New York 12561
 
What’s Next? Answers to this challenging question take the form of sculptural installations by thirty five regional artists who represent an emerging art movement in the vanguard art world known as Eco Materialism. The unconventional values and formats they introduce are derived from Linda Weintraub’s forthcoming book, What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art (Intellect Books, 2018).

Unison’s Outdoor Sculpture Garden Exhibit is an invitational show featuring the work of a group of extraordinary established and emerging artists including a remarkable piece by Joy Brown which recently had a home on Broadway. This year’s exciting show is curated by the SUNY New Paltz Sculpture Department led by Michael Asbill.

Bring a picnic and wander through Unison’s woodland garden.The Sculpture Garden is open year-round from dawn till dusk, open to the public with free admission. Unison’s 5-acre park-like sculpture garden is a woodland setting laced with paths that weaves its way through the woods opening up to a large wildflower field sited with contemporary works. Art pieces are set in the woods, by a small pool, in two large meadows and make use of local rocks and foliage
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