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New Paintings by Lisa Jacobson
Dates: June 9-July 22, 2018
Location: Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Village Square, Main Street, Hunter
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday, 11 am-5:30 pm; Sunday 11 am-4:00 PM
More Information: 518 263 2060
As the Catskill Mountain Foundation (CMF) continues its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery will host three concurrent exhibitions of solo artists from the region: It All began With Clay: ceramic sculpture by Dina Bursztyn, Enigma: drawings by Ryder Cooley and Where We Are: new paintings by Lisa Jacobson, starting June 9, 2018.
The six-week exhibit, which will comprise works from the three talented artists from the Catskill and Hudson Valley, fits in perfectly with Gallery Director Robert Tomlinson’s goal of engaging the Hunter community and offering a wide range of educationally oriented, thematic exhibitions as well as selected solo shows that will honor local artists and artisans. “The gallery’s goal is to create meaningful engagement through relevant content while bringing to life the distinct “voice” of different materials. I admire artists who persevere, trust their instincts and follow their imaginations to make work that is uniquely theirs,” notes Tomlinson.
Lisa Jacobson’s show of paintings, Where We Are, reveals her interest in art as a healing force. According to Jacobson, art communicates where we are. “All things are one. Made from the finite basic materials of the universe–everything is totally unique and fundamentally the same.”
In describing the exhibit, Jacobson notes that all life on Earth shares the DNA of the very first single-celled organism– transformed by a “Miraculous Alchemy” from one thing to an entirely new thing– while remaining basically the same. She further states that all things are symbiotically dependent upon every single other thing. Unique–unimaginatively diverse–and–the same. “Our universe is composed of an infinite number of unique universes– fundamentally identical–extending in an infinite manner our minds cannot begin to fathom. Likewise, our bodies are universes of elements, bacteria and fungi inextricably intertwined and interdependent–creating a whole that is unique and simultaneously virtually identical to every other body,” noted Jacobson.