Opening Saturday, July 16, 3-7pm
NORTH ADAMS--studio21south in North Adams presents "OH CRAP!", an exhibit of art about things forgotten, discarded, and left behind.
"Oh, Crap!" includes drawings and pastels by gallery artist Bob Lafond of an abandoned small-craft airport in New Jersey, and also introduces two new artists to studio21south and the Berkshires. Gabriella Soraci is a West Coast artist who has completed several prestigious residencies in our area, including the Millay Colony in Austerlitz and the Vermont Studio Center. Soraci's airy paintings in muted tones hone in on individual cast-offs and thrift store finds. Susie Tarnowicz is a Connecticut native who assembles piles of common objects and makes fun, energetic paintings of the resulting clutter.
Works by gallery artists will also continue to be on view, including paintings of local and North Adams scenes by Thor Wickstrom, Tanglewood views by Jaye Fox, and Hudson River landscapes by Eric March.
Located in an historic mill loft, studio21south is an exhibition space featuring contemporary realism and formal abstraction, at 189 Beaver St. (Route 8) in North Adams, approximately 1 mile from Mass MoCA. studio21south is a part of Downstreet Art , a public art project of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
"OH, CRAP!" runs from July 16 through August 21. Hours: Saturday 12-5, Sunday, 10-2, and most weekdays and other times by appointment or by chance. 413.652.4815 email@example.com, www.studio21south.blogspot.com
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Contact:Jaye Fox or Thor Wickstrom
189 Beaver Street
North Adams, Massachusetts
Located in an historic mill loft in North Adams, Massachussetts, studio21south specializes in contemporary realism. Its vision is to present quality work while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for both artists and audiences alike. Co-directors Thor Wickstrom and Jaye Fox received the bulk of their training at the Art Students League of New York, as well as private atelier studies. Both have exhibited throughout the area and in New York City. Mr. Wickstrom is also an accomplished illustrator, and Ms. Fox is a docent at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and a part-time art instructor.