March 7 - April 10
Opening reception March 7, 4 – 6pm.
In compliance with the public health recommendations and mandates, the Courthouse Gallery will be closed through the month of March. Please stay tuned for updates.
Please Click HERE to view a brief slideshow of Katherine’s exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery, or view same photos below.
Through combined processes of printmaking, drawing, and sculpture, Katherine Chwazik creates layered architectural imagery inspired by places in and around the Capital Region of Albany, NY. This recent work explores the meaning of home and place for herself, as well as other current and former residents of Albany County. Chwazik interviewed a number of regional residents, gathering memories and emotional impressions, visiting the homes themselves to make observational drawings.
While the drawings become the structure of a piece, the residents’ recollections guide her goal to capture the mood and experience of their homes. She says: “I use printmaking and sculpture to fluidly inform one another and to build hybrid objects. I construct spaces that reference the local and regional urban environment to evoke a sense of place. Many of the spaces I create are familiar and believable, but not factual or possible.”
One of the works in the exhibition, “Smallbany,” is a 7-foot woodblock print depicting a cityscape composite of a number of Albany’s notable buildings. She says: “The title pokes fun at the city’s nickname while simultaneously highlighting how truly monumental some parts of the city can feel.”
Katherine Chwazik earned her M.A. from The College of Saint Rose, where she also completed her dual concentration B.F.A. in Art Education and Drawing and Painting. Her work was recently exhibited at Albany’s Architecture through Artists’ Eyes, Historic Albany Foundation, Albany; Algorithms, Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery, Troy, NY; Tchotchke, Nine Pin, Albany, NY; Fence Select, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY; Impressive, Albany Barn, Albany, NY; and Compound Fragments, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY. Her awards include a DEC Arts Grant / Individual Artist Commission in 2018 for Memory and Observation; A Mixed-Media Study of “Home”, and a Juror’s Choice Award for BUILT, through Historic Albany Foundation, 2017.
This exhibition is funded in part by the Town and Village of Lake George; the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust; 518 Profiles; Mannix Marketing; Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation; and LGAP members. Please Join us today!
The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.
Please NOTE: Regular Gallery hours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 health emergency. Call 518-668-2616 or visit www.lakegeorgearts.org for updates.
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