Artist News

Robert Harms at Madoo Conservancy Gallery, Sagaponack, NY this summer

Robert Harms, Plane Tree, Spring, NYC, 2016, Oil and pencil on canvas, 52 x 60 in.

Originally from NY, Harms lives and works on Little Fresh Pond in Southampton. He has a strong relationship to place and his landscape paintings come out of the tradition of abstract expressionism. This summer his work was exhibited at Madoo Conservancy’s Gallery in Sagaponack NY and was recently reviewed by Jennifer Landes.

Bruce Robinson featured at the Cultural Arts Center exhibition The Earth is Us

On View
September 16 – October 29, 2022

left: Bruce Robinson, Offshoots, 2020, Plywood and miscellaneous materials, 33 x 34 x 11 in.
right: Bruce Robinson, Onus, 2021, Mixed media assemblage, 43 x 16 x 5 in.

“As we face critical issues affecting the earth, the need to understand a symbiotic relationship with the earth and embrace eco-psychology becomes more apparent than ever. Artists invited to participate in The Earth is Us; Forging a New Relationship bring about a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship from personal perspectives.”

Press release from exhibition curated by Char Norman.

Visual artist Bruce Robinson creates assemblages and plywood paintings that are figurative or abstract, inspired by people, specific histories, music, and dance. His work explores forms of movement while it blurs the lines between drawing, painting, and sculpture. Robinson is Professor Emeritus at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he taught for 32 years.

Heather Jones in residency at Silver Art Center in NYC

Heather Jones, It’s Yours To Keep, 2021, Sewn Cotton, 18 x 18 x 1 in.

Silver Art Projects hosts an annual residency program in Lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center for emerging artists. The residency spans an entire floor of 4 World Trade Center, providing artists with free, year-long studio spaces and career development opportunities to accelerate and enhance their artistic practices. Of the nearly 1200 artists that applied to the 2022-23 open call, Heather was one of the 28 invited to participate.

Heather Jones has been gaining attention for her fabric works, her sewn abstractions examine the boundaries between fine art painting and traditional quilting. Her geometric pieces push the formal possibilities of color and design while investigating conceptual issues involving the sociopolitical relationships between gender, culture, time, and place while questioning what makes a “painting”? She simultaneously draws inspiration equally from the quilting traditions of her Euro-Appalachian ancestors, and Color Field painters like Ellsworth Kelly.

Melissa Meyer at the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico

Melissa Meyer, A Nod to Grace, 2021, Oil on canvas, 72 in x 96 in.

This fall, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) will present its first exhibition in the gallery at the new David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico (DR Center). Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art explores ideas of intergenerational influence and innovation among visual artists working in a range of practices. It will be on view from October 1, 2022, through March 19, 2023. Artists Sonya Clark, Maren Hassinger, Elana Herzog, Melissa Meyer, Fanny Sanín, Barbara Takenaga, and Kay WalkingStick were asked to respond to the museum and grounds at Pocantico with artwork for the exhibition. The result is a series of inspired encounters that frames the modern art of the postwar period as relevant, generative, and open to myriad creative possibilities.

Melissa Meyer is a New York based abstract painter known for her lyrical paintings and calligraphic approach. Her approach is layered and thoughtful, intuitive and responsive.