September Artist: David Lurvey

Posted on Sep 2, 2015

plotsP L O T S

A series of photographs

www.davidlurvey.com

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August Artist: Kirsten Kurtz

Posted on Aug 3, 2015

From The Woods

Kirsten Kurtz
Out of the Woods

Kirsten Kurtz’s first solo show at the Shop Café reveals the artist’s preoccupation with the primal nature that lies beneath the surface of all existence. Titled Out of the Woods, the show consists of watercolor and mixed media paintings depicting objects, landscapes and figures that attempt to capture the essence of the wild outdoors. Glistening golden fields, animal skulls and other subjects in nature are drawn from the natural environment in Hector, NY where the artist grew up. In her family tree series, Kurtz, who works as manager of the Soil Health Lab at Cornell University, literally brings the outside in by painting with soil, deriving inspiration in the rich and complex possibilities offered by its materiality and earthy color palette.

Show runs August 1st through 31st
An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, August 7th from 5 to 8pm for Gallery Night

March Artist: Erin Blaney & Kelly Morgan

Posted on Mar 5, 2015

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MARCH ARTISTS:

Erin Blaney & Kelly Morgan

Erin and Kelly are recent alumni of Ithaca College, where they worked alongside each other in

the art department. Although they choose different mediums to work with, both found

themselves drawn to a passion for color and nature. They studied abroad together in the

summer of 2012, drawing and painting the Irish landscape in the small town of Dingle, Ireland.

They later discovered that they had similar backgrounds in Environmental Science as well.  Erin

double majored in Art and Environmental Studies at Ithaca College, and Kelly had previously

been an Environmental Science major at the University of New Hampshire, before transferring

to Ithaca College her Sophomore year and declaring a BFA in Fine Arts. In this showcasing of

artwork, Erin and Kelly draw upon this shared interest by focusing their works on animals and

color.

Erin’s works could best fall under the category of surrealism. She is drawn to her dreams and

visions of the world that are uniquely hers. Erin’s medium of choice is chalk pastels, with a

mixture of pen and ink and charcoal pencils. She feels the chalk pastels best portray the

vibrancy of her imagined environment and dream world. Erin finds enjoyment in exploring the

modification and creation of places and scenes, drawing inspiration from dreams and

nightmares. In addition, she expresses themes of environmental degradation and also of a

hopeful future.

In contrast, Kelly’s work leans towards a stylized realism. Combining fine art markers and

graphite, Kelly plays with the permanence of the branches and contrasts the generalized color

and shadowing of the birds. In memory of her recently departed grandmother, a lifelong bird

watcher, Kelly’s aim was to capture a fleeting instant. These images attempt to memorialize a

moment, that once gone is only left to be composed by memory. The transient qualities of birds

lead them to rarely sit still, which contradicts the static images we remember them to be.

Inquiries about these works, as well as information on prices may be obtained by contacting the

artists at:

Erin Blaney: erblaney@gmail.com

Kelly Morgan: kellyelisabethmorgan@gmail.com

RECENT GLASS PAINTINGS BY ADAM

Posted on Dec 2, 2014

"Gale"

Adam James Hollman is a recent alumnus of the Pennsylvania of the Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), where he trained in Printmaking and Sculpture. You may recognize him as your Barista here at The Shop!

These recent works are products of his studio experimentation with different media interactions, including the properties of transparency and opacity of paint, to create abstract images that are often reminiscent of land- and seascapes. His works often use the techniques of décollage, collage and reverse-painting on glass to explore the dynamic relationship between materials and textures. The majority of the pieces, done on salvaged antique windowpanes from the Ithaca area, remind the viewer of the fragile relationship between the man-made and the natural, creating a gateway through which one can reflect on the elements of space, ground, fluidity, and space.

Inquiries about these and other works, as well as information on prices may be obtained by contacting the artist at: adamjameshollman@gmail.com

September Artist: Charly Fasano

Posted on Sep 5, 2014

The Shop is stoked. We have a ton of work by Charly Fasano on our walls for the month of September.

You really need to check out his site and see what he has been up to HERE.

As well as stoping by ole 312 E Seneca.

Girdy

 

August Artist: Carly Zavala

Posted on Aug 1, 2014

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Artist Statement:
The purpose for this specific project is to bridge a link between color and emotions. To
me emotions can be guided by colors we see all around us. We live in a world full of
vibrant colors and many different kinds of emotions but they become muffled and faded
by our everyday being that we miss them being around us. Everyone has a perception of
what a certain color or combination of colors are, to each individual it may bring up a
thought or jog a memory of something from the past. The goal for this work is to allow
people to be captured by the image, feel it and allow emotions to come out in them that
they may not want to experience or have forgotten to experience

July Artist: Frank Muller

Posted on Jul 7, 2014

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Artist Statement:
My art explores the simple graceful design of nature. We are a part of nature rather than apart from it! I hope my work will rekindle a deep appreciation for and curiosity about nature. In studying nature we can learn to experience a more sustainable, harmonious and fulfilling life. The natural world is our first garden, house, cathedral, and apothecary. We are nature, by knowing nature we know ourselves, by saving nature we save ourselves.

June Artist: Sean Gannon

Posted on Jun 1, 2014

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May Artist :Teo Aceto

Posted on May 1, 2014

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April Artist: Ken Hill

Posted on Apr 1, 2014

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Artist Statement:
Ken Christopher Hill paints and draws using a symbolic and iconographic language drawn from history and his own mind. This show is a selection of older and newer works reflecting an ongoing internal conversation.