The road we travel is seldom a straight one and the path may not always be clear. We may get sidetracked and sometimes we don’t reach the original destination but we do keep moving ahead.
Gallery 66 NY is pleased to present the work of Lisa Cullen, Lonna Kelly, and Ross Corsair, three artists whose divergent paths cross briefly for the month of November at Gallery 66 NY.
An opening reception for the artists commences Friday, November 4th from 6-9 pm.
Lisa Cullen’s abstract work incorporates the idea of paths or roads, some seemingly twisted and convoluted but providing an underlying structure. Lonna Kelly Kelly’s photographs reflect the long and twisted road we have taken to realize the possible and historic moment of the first female American president.
Lonna Kelly sees photography as a key to documenting life as she sees it. Long a feminist, her work in the Gallery 66 show reflects her strong convictions. Kelly celebrates all “women” in the first year a viable female candidate is running for president. The women photographed in Lana’s works were at public events and parades in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Stepping outside of their ordinary lives and breaking loose, it’s their pleasure in what they are doing that is so compelling. There’s an atmosphere of fearlessness and exuberance in the images. For Kelly it was the right time for a show focusing on women. As a child she felt the lack of women in public life, has been delighted in the growth of opportunities for women, and is excited about the prospect of potentially celebrating our first woman president.
Lonna Kelly has exhibited in the Hudson Valley but more often has worked for non-profit organizations in communications using her camera to tell stories and support fundraising efforts. As the manager of the ArtEast Open Studio Tour she heads up the yearly artist open studio tour and has made over 65 video interviews of artists and their creative processes and inspiration.
Lisa Cullen strives to create images that are full of whimsy, yet provoke deep questions. Working in rich, deep colors Cullen’s work follows her intuitions and have both a strong graphic design and playfulness from unexpected combinations. Creating both painted works and collage Cullen states “My work reflects the wonder of childhood, innocence and awe wedded to a sophisticated use of color, shape and texture. Free-form abstractions are juxtaposed along geometrical planes and intersecting lines. Using recycled and found materials, the images are a distillation of what one might consider ordinary; a breeze, a landscape, clutter on a desk, transformed by the process of abandoning conceit.” Her work in the Gallery 66 show are new and incorporate the additional concept of the road travelled and divergent paths of the possible future.
Lisa Cullen has exhibited in the Hudson Valley and New York City. She is a past president of the Warwick Art League, a founder of Every Artist Together (Sugar Loaf) and co-owner of the Collage Gallery.
Ross Corsair photographs capture the fleeting moments, sometimes cloaked in mystery. Corsair prefers to let the viewer bring as much of themselves to a photograph as possible. He hopes that they will see things that hit wellsprings within them that he might never imagined. He has studied still photography with such Masters as Jay Maisel, Sam Abel, Art Wolfe and Vincent Versace.
Corsair is a cinematographer on indie features, shorts, documentaries, for non-profits and for National Broadcast TV. Some of the features he has worked on are The Hunt with John Walsh [CNN] and Mind of a Chef [PBS]: 5 Daytime Emmys, including one for the camerawork; No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, City.Ballet, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent and Best Worst Thing that Ever Could Have Happened (NY Film Festival, Lincoln Center, 2016). Corsair has also photographed many events happening in our own area of Cold Spring, Garrison and the Hudson Valley
Exhibits will be on view from Nov. 4 through Nov. 27, with an opening reception with artists on Friday, Nov. 4th from 6-9 pm. The gallery’s regular hours are Friday through Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm. Gallery 66 NY is located at 66 Main St., Cold Spring, NY. For more information call 845-809-5838, or visit us at www.gallery66ny.com . Event is free.