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25 Years of Art & Marriage
Dates: October 12-November 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 4-7 pm
Location: Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street, Village of Hunter
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday, 11 am-5:30 pm; Sunday 11 am-4:00 PM
More Information: 518 263 2060
Image left: Scott Serrano, “The Bearded Piranha Pitcher & Heades Cerulescent Honey Glutton,” 8.5” x 11” Mixed media, pen & ink, watercolor, 2008
Image right: Allyson Levy, “Cacophony 2,” 12” x 12” Insect wings and encaustic on wood, 2017
The Catskill Mountain Foundation (CMF) continues its 2019 exhibition series at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery this Fall with Hers & His: 25 Years of Art & Marriage, featuring selected works by artists Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano. The six-week exhibition, which opens on Saturday, October 12 with a public reception from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, will run through to Saturday, November 23, 2019.
For over 25 years of marriage, Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano have been making art and yet their only collaborative works are their son and daughter. Since moving to the rural forested area of Stone Ridge in 1999, they have become fascinated with nature and plants. A life immersed in nature’s cycles and growing plants has dominated both of their art for the last 20 years.
Gallery Director Robert Tomlinson is pleased to showcase the works of this talented couple which demonstrate a clear and connected path between their studios and their vast and dynamic garden, beautifully tucked away just outside of Stone Ridge, NY. “The content of the garden serves as the chief source of inspiration for both artists, though the manifestation of their works couldn’t be more different from each other. Levy’s pieces are actual garden elements: plants, seeds and, butterfly wings, thoughtfully collected and arranged on canvases and coated with encaustic. Serrano’s pieces are something else entirely. One might describe them as Victorian-era gothic portraits of flowers though they are not sinister or self-indulgent. Both artists make works that are abundant and magnetic in their fields of attraction: Levy’s is expansive and intuitive while Serrano’s is more private and sensuous,” notes Tomlinson.
For Levy & Serrano, plants are the sources of inspiration and are used directly in paintings as art materials. They’ve collected so many diverse plants that they started a Botanical Garden called Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, classified as a level II Arboretum, located in Ulster County.
Hers & His: 25 Years of Art & Marriage opens on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with a public reception from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.