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Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Alliance Gallery Director: Michael "Rocky" Pinciotti
“Denial,” an exhibit of silk screen and linoleum block prints by Joyce Ellen Weinstein opens with a reception on Saturday, February 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center in Narrowsburg, NY. The exhibit will be on view through March 17, 2012.
The works of Joyce Ellen Weinsteina New York City native who recently moved to Milford, PAare concerned with the understanding of human relationships, beginning with ourselves and extending outward to include family, community, ethnicity, and nationality.
While at an artist’s residency in Vilnius, Lithuania, Weinstein observed a group of employees practicing trusting and bonding exercises with a facilitator to foster better workplace relationships. “Some people were blindfolded and others actually walked on tight ropes attached high up on the trees. I took many photos because it was so intriguing,” Weinstein recalls. When Weinstein returned home, the photos triggered a series of linoleum block prints.
The resulting body of worklimited edition, hand-pulled, linoleum block printsis a natural extension of the work Weinstein has been creating for many years: works whose theme is based on censorship, de-humanization, anonymity, racism, anti-Semitism, and violence.
“The idea of allowing oneself to be manipulated while blindfolded did not suggest to me the trust that this activity was supposed to engender,” Weinstein says, “but instead domination, self-sacrifice, and passivity.”
Weinstein received her MFA from the City College of New York and has received fellowships to Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel; Blue Mountain Art Center, New York State; and Europos Parkas Museum of the Center of Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania. Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Hebrew Union Institute of Religion Museum, NYC; The Florida Holocaust Museum; Gallerie-Junge KunstWerkStart, Vienna, Austria; The Social-Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic; Amnesty International; and many private collections.
This exhibit, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY.
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, call (845) 252-7576.
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Alliance Gallery Exhibition Archive
Be Mine Always, a group show, January 28 to February 18, 2012
Art in Sixes, small work show, November 19 to December 21, 2011
LaVerne Black "Manescapes" October 21 to November 12, 2011
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