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Linda Cross, William Clutz, Allyson Levy & Joshua Brehse

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 27th, 6-8pm

September 22, 2014 through November 2, 2014

 Opening Wednesday, September 25th, Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present an autumn exhibit featuring new work by Linda Cross, figures by William Clutz, landscapes by Joshua Brehse, and encaustics by Allyson Levy.  The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, November 2nd with an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, September 27th from 6-8pm.  All are welcome.

Combining aspects of painting and sculpture, Linda Cross introduces “Sections”, a body of work that acknowledges the fragility of our natural world.  Influenced by the terrain in New Mexico, Mexico, Maine and now the Hudson Valley, her work deconstructs traditional form, attaining equilibrium in her work as much the same way as it is in nature.  Cross layers paper, Styrofoam and acrylic paint to demonstrate how time, elements, and mankind have changed the environment we live in today.  American art critic and professor at Pratt Institute, Robert C. Morgan, writes “Cross makes the representational appear abstract and, in turn, transforms the abstract into representation… her recent work represents the impact of nature as found in excavation sites where the chiseling effect of time and erosion has pitted, scarred, and blurred hard stone surfaces.”  In addition to her larger wall sculptures, a few selected pencil drawings will also be included in this exhibit.   Linda Cross has been represented by Carrie Haddad since 2000.

William Clutz’s reputation as an artist was established with the revival of figurative representation in American art during the 50s and 60s when abstract expression was the orthodox approach to art.   Commended for using urban landscapes as a motif for detailing sunlight and shadows, it is this dispersing light that denotes the vibrations of the city, affecting the mood and vitality of its inhabitants.  His series of “Single Figures” made in 1987 captures a universally felt sense of nostalgia for what it means to mobilize within a city.  The artist unites everyday people living everyday lives (or cats, or dogs for that matter) by observing their shared need to continually cross the street.  This simple task necessary for getting from point A to point B varies in degrees of difficulty; an easy walk in the park quickly becomes a sprint to avoid oncoming rush hour traffic.   Clutz taught painting and drawing at the Parson's School of Design from 1970 – 1992 and received the Distinguished Teaching Award at Parsons in 1989.  Significant works by Clutz are included in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden DC, the Museum of Modern Art NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art NY, Museum of the City of New York NY, Corcoran Gallery of Art DC, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY, and many others.

Artists Allyson Levy and Joshua Brehse both share a textural approach to exploring and illustrating the world around them.  Brehse lives in the picturesque rural village of Germantown, NY where interactions with the lush landscape of the Hudson Valley are hard to ignore.  While his work is primarily rooted in abstraction, he is very much influenced by the history of American landscape painting.  Brehse uses a combination of melted beeswax and oil to attain a carved and sculpted texture to his work, explaining that he “prefers to approach [his] work as a slow accumulation of solutions and possibilities worked on and through.”  Allyson Levy lives in Stone Ridge, NY on a 4-acre botanical garden “Hortus Conclusus” that consists of over 10,000 edibles and rare decorative plants and trees planted by her and her husband over the span of 13 years.  Levy’s devotion to plants and overall fascination with earth’s bounty spills over into her artwork, in which she, too, works with encaustic to embed varied plant particles and other organic matter in time and space.   Her original inspiration was based on a 15th century practice of preserving seeds in wax for storing on shipping vessels.  The possibility of repopulating different species in the future from her ex-situ seed library soon expanded to include all types of matter from her garden and other organic matter including eggshells, cicada wings and flower petals.  Allyson Levy has exhibited regionally since 2000.

Artists in this show

Allyson Levy


Splendor

Acer Rubrum , 2012

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Cannabis I, 2012

Tomatoes, 2012

Single Wings, 2012

Lady Slipper, 2012

Butternut 2, 2012

Quatro, 2012

Cannabis Too , 2012

Fall Exhibit

Fall Exhibit

2 Dozen Blues, 2010

Ca Elm 2, 2012

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Dragonfly Wings, 2014

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Money Elm, 2014

Lunacy , 2012

Wild Lady, 2011

Zinnia, 2012

Tatsoi Leaves, 2010

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Baya 1 Series No. 3

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Baya I Series (Yucca Top Left), 2014

Malus of Forethought, 2007

Ca Elm Seed, 2012

Rubbish, 2012

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Separated Samaras, 2014

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Baya I (Installation Grid), 2014

Baya II Series No. 1 , 2014

Baya II Series No. 2, 2014

Baya II Series No. 3, 2014
 

Joe Wheaton


Arm Candy #3, 2010

Amidst the Solitude, 2013
 

Joshua Brehse


Fall Exhibit

Wavy Rocks, 2014

Athens Trees, 2013

Orange Ledge, 2013

Forsythia , 2013

River At Dusk, 2013

Outer Cape, 2014

Clermont Snow, 2013

Flat Rock, 2013

Linda Cross


Shoal, 2014

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Fall Exhibit

Fall Exhibit

Drift, 2012

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Shoreline, 2009

Canyon, 2012

River's Edge, 2013

Stony Creek, 2013

Spring Flood, 2009

Thicket, 2012

Rock Wall , 2012

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Abandoned Wall , 2013

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Broken Wall , 2013

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William Clutz


Fall Exhibit

Fall Exhibit

Red Dress Crossing, 1987

Tan Suit Cropped, 1987

Tan Suit with Hands in Pockets, 1987

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Tan Suit at Curb, 1987

Trenchcoat Crossing, 1986

Blue Woman Crossing, 1987

Small Pink Woman Crossing, 1987

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Tan Suit Crossing (Back Shadow), 1987

Tall Blue Suit Crossing, 1987

Dark Suit Crossing, 1987

Blue Suit Crossing, 1987

Dancer Crossing, 1986

Black Suit (Necktie) Crossing, 1987

Street, 1966
   

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