Opening March 11 and running through April 14, 2017, the Lake
George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery will present “Sol
Survivors,” a solo exhibition of work by Andrea Hersh.
The opening reception takes place on Saturday, March 11, from 4 -
6 PM, beginning at 4 pm with a brief performance by the
artist with dancers Liz Fillipone and Louisa Barta.
Reception to follow. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, and Saturday 12
– 4 pm.
is a painter and multi-media artist examining the
relationship between nature and humanity.
In “Sol Survivor”
she has created a world where strange hybrid, “post human” creatures
have inherited an over populated and polluted planet. Her
colorful paintings combine her love of the natural world with her
over society’s destructive disposable culture, where
creatures are caught in a drama, fighting for resources.
She says: “My work represents fragments of dreams, fantasies, and
moments in time. My protagonists are part human, part vegetable. By
insinuating these fanciful hybrids into precarious and toxic
situations, I can explore themes of vulnerability, desire, greed,
and industry gone awry… This work hopes to balance the beauty I see
in nature with the ugliness that I have contributed to it as an
active member of a disposable culture.”
Andrea Hersh earned her Masters of
Fine Arts degree from the
University at Albany, and her
Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Skidmore College. Her solo
exhibitions include “Celestial Bodies” (2016) and “Flora &
Fauna” (2011) at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy,
NY; and “Community Garden” at the Masery Gallery, College of
St. Rose. She was recently voted “Best in Show” at the
Laffer Gallery’s 2016 juried Upstate Artists exhibition, and was an
exhibiting artist in the 2016 Hudson-Mohawk Regional at the Hyde Collection
in Glens Falls. Her work has also been shown at Clement Gallery in
Troy, NY, the Albany Center Gallery, the Albany International
Airport Gallery and the Saratoga Arts Center.
Her awards include a Painting Fellowship
from the New York Foundation of the Arts, two NYFA Special
Opportunity Stipends, as well as Artist Residency awards from The
Arts Center for the Capital Region, the Millay Colony in Austerlitz,
NY, and a Boreas Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. She lives and
works in Slingerlands, NY, and has taught mixed-media, painting and
drawing classes as an adjunct professor for the past 15 years in and
around the Capital District. You can learn more about her and her
This exhibition is funded in part by The Community Exchange
Foundation, Adirondack Studios
and the New York State
Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo
and the New York State Legislature. The Courthouse Gallery
hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm,
Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The
Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County
Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George,