37 Main Street
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Alliance Gallery Director: Michael "Rocky" Pinciotti
Recent paintings by Richard J. Kreznar opens with a reception on Friday, September 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center in Narrowsburg, NY. The exhibit will be on view through October 15, 2011.
“Painting is a way of processing what I see so that I can hold the images and confront the landscape,” says Richard J. Kreznar. “There is a point in the process of a painting where I have to relinquish control and follow what the painting wants to do.”
Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Kreznar had a flair for art starting in childhood. “I had a high school art teacher who said that artists always seem more alive. There was encouragement to pursue the one thing I was good at,” he recalls. He went on to receive an MFA from, and later taught at Brooklyn College.
Kreznar and his familywife Nancy Lew Lee and two childrenhave lived on a farm in Callicoon Center, NY for the past 24 years. They have traveled extensively, including to China, New Zealand, Ecuador, and the western U.S. His paintings reflect the range landscapes he has experienced throughout the world.
“Escalante comes from a section of Utah that I have hiked. I wanted the painting to be big and hold a lot of space and be a bit forbidding and inaccessible as it actually is,” Kreznar explains of one of the paintings in the show. “Denali Highway comes from something I saw in Alaska. There were 2 peaks that were almost mirror images of each other. I took this memory and added cirrus clouds. I wanted it to look cold and crisp,” he adds.
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 is located at the Delaware Arts Center at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibit call (845) 252-7576.
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Alliance Gallery Exhibition Archive
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