37 Main Street
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Alliance Gallery Director: Michael "Rocky" Pinciotti
Manescapes,” an exhibit of photography by LaVerne Black opens with a reception on Friday, October 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center in Narrowsburg, NY. The exhibit will be on view through November 12, 2011.
“I hold dear the rural landscape and country lifestyle that remains a large part of my life,” says LaVerne Black who was born on a small farm in Sullivan County, NY and has exhibited her photographs widely throughout the Catskills. “In my photography, I look to simplify and abstract a single element, be it a barn, old farm house, or detail of animal anatomy.”
The work in “Manescapes” documents horses’ manes, some lush and flowing, others textured and unkempt. “By eliminating extraneous elements from the frame, parts become a complete image,” Black explains. “I begin to see cascading waterfalls, a storm brewing behind a mountain edge, a sun dappled hillside, rippling ocean waves, the texture of sand and surf, sedge grass undulating in the wind; an infinite variety of parts contributing to the whole.”
Over the past several years, Black has been working with historian Carol Smythe to preserve local farm architecture through photographs. “The force behind much of my photography is to document, rendering captivating bucolic scenes and architectural elements of the farming community,” she says. In 2010, she completed “Saved by the Camera: Functional Farm Buildings of the Past,” documenting structures routinely used by small farmers through the 1950’s, which is on display at the Town of Neversink offices in Grahamsville, NY.
This exhibit, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY, and is made possible in part with funding from the Visual Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.
Alliance Gallery and Signature Gifts are located at the Delaware Arts Center at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. The exhibit and the sale are both are open through Wednesday, December 21, with hours of Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (845) 252-7576.
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Alliance Gallery Exhibition Archive
Richard Kreznar "Recent Paintings" September 23 to October 15, 2011
Nancy Palubniak "Layers" August 26 to September 17, 2011
Brian Moss "Body.Built" July 29 to August 20, 2011
Just Air, Loft Gallery Group Show, July 29 to August 20, 2011
Kathy Grady "Stratum" July 1 to 23, 2011
Peaceable Kingdom, Loft Gallery Group Show, July 1 to 23, 2011
Charles Wilkin "Days Are Numbered" June 3 to 25, 2011