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Corwin Levi and Barbara Price
July 9, 2016 - August 12, 2016
July 9 – August 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 4 – 6- pm
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 5 pm, Sat 12 – 4 pm
Corwin Levi is project-based artist using a variety of media including painting, drawing, children’s books, sculpture, and video. He finds inspiration in the “ordinary” moments and exchanges of life, from waking up each day, to conversations with other people. He says: “Because my art is rooted in experiencing life, my interactions often find their way into what I create. Whether it’s collaborating with other artists, working a dinner conversation into a painting, drawing a Fukurokuju mask onto a character, or borrowing a thought from Camus, it all works its way into the making.”
Corwin Levi earned his BA from Rice University and MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. After art school he went on to law school at the University of Virginia. After practicing law for several years in 2009 he decided to return to creating art full time. He says “I think practicing law was a way for me to see another world, or another side of the world and it made me both appreciate and understand art making so much more.” Levi has shown across the country in solo shows at Blackfish Gallery in Portland, OR, James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, and Hillyer Art Space and Fridge Gallery, both in Washington, DC. He has been awarded a number of residency fellowships at prestigious institutions such as Pyramid Atlantic, MD; the Millay Colony, NY; Willapa Bay, WA; Ucross Foundation, WY; and a yearlong residency at the Roswell Artist in Residence Program, NM. You can learn more about his work at www.radiosebastian.com, and view his video work on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/corwinlevi.
To explore notions of “seeing” and “not seeing” equally, Barbara Price has created a series of work resembling palimpsests, documents where the original writing is obscured, yet traces of the original show through. Instead of scrapping or rubbing, the characters from the original are covered through stitched thread or yarn. She says “Looking at something very closely is both a necessity and the result of my process that includes piercing, punching, threading, knotting and weaving through paper. Looking so closely that the thing itself disappears metaphorically and on a certain level, quite literally.”
Barbara Price has exhibited her visual art work in solo exhibitions at North Main Gallery in Salem, NY, and the Small Gallery in Cambridge, NY. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY and The Chapel and Cultural Center at RPI, Troy, NY. In addition to making art she has worn many hats: she has served as a book editor, a curator, a hospitality manager for concert venues in New York City, a professional caterer, a baker, a waitress, a party planner, an artist manager, a booking agent, and a gardener. She is a founder of Battenkill Time Traders, a community based time bank, and writes articles on cooking, foraging, healthy eating and buying local. She lives and works in Greenwich, NY, and currently divides her time unevenly between being a visual artist and writer, a community activist, as well as a freelance book editor. You can see some images of her work at https://birdlit.wordpress.com/.
This exhibition is funded in part by The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, Lake George Kayak Company 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, NY.