In Gallery One
Stuff and Nonsense:
Grey Zeien and Gary Jacketti exhibiting new work
Three mid-career artists will share space in the front gallery at bau Gallery from Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, December 8. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, November 9, 6-9 PM.
GREY ZEIEN has shown several times at Beacon Artist Union, exhibiting large scale abstract paintings and multi-media two dimensional work. His paintings are in collections in the US and Europe. He has exhibited around the Hudson Valley area, in Brooklyn, New York City, Denver and Miami.
For this show, Zeien has eschewed his signature distressed two dimensional work and will hang various constructions and assemblages that he has made and accumulated over the past 10 years. They are made of found, excavated, weathered natural materials in conjunction with used or broken industrial tools. Whimsical and idiosyncratic, these constructs blur the lines between art and artifact.
GARY JACKETTI, an internationally exhibited sculptor and painter, has lived and exhibited in Japan, Italy and Germany. A protean figure in the Beacon art scene, his work reflects influences from this diverse background. Recent paintings toe the line between abstraction and representation with a nod towards Japanese Ukiyo-e printmaking. Always innovative, both in his use of materials and in his reworking of classic themes, Jacketti ‘s work is masterfully crafted and visually striking.
ALEX URIBE – Corrugated cardboard constructions shown in the front window space: Working with cardboard as a material for art is an extension of childhood joy. There is a sense of play and wonder in the work, “a visual familiar” that connects with one’s personal history. The visible history of the material, Uribe’s own emotional connections with cardboard and the various processes of fabricating are the raw elements that constitute the substance of the work. These experiments with perception stretch the possibilities of the material in infinite directions.
The Beacon Room
Molly Rausch: The Appointed Drawings
Molly Rausch writes, paints, and builds treehouses in New Paltz, New York. Her work has been exhibited in and around the Hudson Valley, NYC, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Barcelona. Rausch created a Lost & Found Drawing Booth in 2009, dug a tunnel to an abandoned Fotomat in 2010, published a children’s book with Penguin in 2011, created a Short Sale for the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2012, and made drawings in exchange for hand-drawn currency at the World Financial Center in 2013. She is currently working on her first museum show in Oaxaca, Mexico for 2014.
A player piano can almost play itself. A pedal-powered bellows inhales through a single row of tiny openings in a hollow brass bar. Kind of like a harmonica. Each opening in the bar corresponds to a single piano key, hammer, and string. When you first sit down to play, you can see all 88 keys flinch like a muscle. For as the paper scrolls are drawn over the brass bar and the openings are covered, the hammers are raised. The piano is tensed. When there is a hole in the paper and the opening is uncovered, that hammer strikes its string. Flattened out, each roll is a useless map of a song. Beautiful and mechanical. They look like ee cummings poems. These drawings are about directions, appointments, opportunities come and gone, children playing and learning, rhythm and breathing, pedaling and singing, sometimes it’s hard to keep up.