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Exhibit Opening: Tal Gluck / Melinda Wallach
October 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for “Design Poetics,” an exhibition of artwork by Tal Gluck, and “Walls of Viet Nam,” an exhibition of artwork by Melinda Wallach, on Saturday, October 15. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display October 15 – November 20.
At the root of the three-dimensional sculptural objects by Tal Gluck is a desire to manipulate the viewer into an unresolvable state of creativity and problem solving. By producing objects from materials that often fall into the realm of technical and functional craft, but are clearly non-functional in and of themselves, Gluck leaves the viewer caught with one foot in the world of craft and one foot in the world of fine art. These works that are almost furniture, almost ritual artifacts, seek to hold a sense of the numinous within the mundane.
The “Walls of Viet Nam” series came from artist Melinda Wallach’s travels in Southeast Asia and her amazement at the vast accumulation of paint, graffiti, stickers, paper, mold, and lichen on the surfaces of walls she encountered. The walls struck her as art pieces themselves. She used her camera to create unique compositions, and these photographs then inspired a series of paintings with found objects. The rich mixture of native Vietnamese, Chinese, French, and tribal ethnic cultures inform this series.
This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door.
For more information about the exhibition, visit http://www.catskillartsociety.org/exhibits.