Monday, October 17, 2016

Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown Presents: Land, Sky, Water

Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown Presents:


Land, Sky, Water 
Watercolor, Acrylic and Pastel
by Joan Applebaum

"The focus of this exhibit is on landscape - specifically on relationships between land, sky and water. I am intrigued by the drama of light and moisture mingling in the air creating those silvery spaces where land, sky and water connect, resulting in portrayal of atmosphere rather than of a specific scene. The unique characteristics and challenges of each medium (watercolor, acrylic and pastel) influence the final look of each painting." - Joan Applebaum

Joan Applebaum's colorful paintings of Upstate New York and its woodlands and waterways have been exhibited in galleries and shows throughout New York State.

In addition to being a working artist, Joan teaches during the summer months at the Thousand Islands Arts Center in Clayton. She maintains studios in her home base in East Syracuse and at her camp in Redwood.

Joan's exhibits have included solo shows at the Delavan Art Gallery, the Adirondack Centers for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake and Old Forge, and the Community Arts Council Gallery in Utica and several locations in Syracuse and surrounding areas.
November 4, 2016 - January 20, 2017
Reception and Downtown Artist Series
Friday, November 45-7pm
Downtown Artists Series: 6pm
Artist's Talk: Joan Applebaum
Poet: Milo Licata
Graphic Designer: Melissa Digiovanna

Inspired by Joan Applebaum's work, Milo Licata will read new work written in
response to the exhibition. Melissa Digiovanna will discuss her graphic design
interpretation of this collaboration.

This series is sponsored by SCMA Dean, Dr. Julie Pretzat and ARTSwego

Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown:
186 West First Street, Oswego, NY 13126 (315) 216 - 4985
Oswego State Downtown
Gallery Hours:

Wednesday:  12pm - 5pm
Thursday:  10am - 6pm
Friday:  10am - 5pm
Saturday:  11am - 5pm
Sunday - Tuesday:  Closed

Amy E. Bartell
Tyler Art Gallery, Assistant Director
Instructor: Graphic Design and Illustration
227 Tyler Hall
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126

Sunday, October 2, 2016

New Images for Land--Sky--Water at Tyler Art Gallery @Oswego State Downtown

Bellingham Rain, watercolor

New Show, New Images

Over the last 6 weeks I have been preparing some new images for my upcoming show at Tyler Art Gallery @Oswego State Downtown. The exhibit titled Land--Sky--Water will feature at least 4 new watercolors and 3 new acrylic paintings.

These pieces, along with 7 other paintings are all about atmosphere and less about portraying a specific location. There are a couple of paintings with some landmark images which will immediately betray their location, but all of the others are non-specific. 

Haunted by Water

To quote Norman Maclean in A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, I am haunted by waters.
I have always been drawn to the water and find my self most at peace when I am by the water. I love painting the shimmering surface of the water mirroring the moods of the sky and the morning mist rising and mingling with the air in such a way that it's hard to tell where the land begins and the water ends.

Those are types of paintings you will find in this show. A little less detailed than some of my other work; it's definitely all about atmosphere and using the push-pull of warm and cool colors to convey depth and mood.

The show opens November 4 with a reception from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. I'll be giving an artist talk around 6:00 pm followed by a presentation by a poet and a graphic designer. They will be discussing how my work is interpreted in their art form.

I hope you will join us!