I am privileged to have curated the 2016 Summer Exhibition at the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery at Vytlacil.
While a shorter version of this article I sent as a press release may be found on LINEA: The Artist's Voice, I wanted to go a little bit more in depth here. For the last art exhibition to be held in the gallery at Vytlacil, I selected the artwork through lenses of colorful diversity, ambitious energy, and beautiful disintegration, with a range of expression and media. As I gathered the show together, I chose artworks I thought could hint at a celebration or subtle swan song for the closing of the Art Students League of New York’s artist-in-residence program, which - after beginning in 2007 - held its last residency session in September 2016. I worked there (2012-2016) significantly shaping and building the program through both aspirational and turbulent seasons. Each artwork I've chosen to share in this exhibition is a vehicle for a personal interpretation of some of the emotions - joy, conflict, struggle, hope, anxiety, passion, challenge - that I have experienced through my time as a full-time Caretaker of the residency program at Vytlacil.
I am proud to share this selection of artwork from local Hudson Valley luminaries, League students, emerging New York artists, and Vytlacil alumni:
John Belardo, Michele Bourdeau, Esteban del Valle, William Doebele, Heather Douglas, Julie Eisenberg Pitman, Janet Howard Fatta, Debra Friedkin, Gaia Grossi, Carole Halle, Gaelyn Haun, David Hietpas, Victoria Hibbs, Tricia Justin, Vladimir Kezerashvili, Renee Khatami, Anki King, Evan Kitson, Pamela Koehler,Olivia Korringa, Sassoon Kosian, Suellen Lash, Cecilia Lotse, Hilary McCarthy, Yoko Komori Olson, Laurie Peek, Krystyna Printup, William Rauschenberg, Lauren Amalia Redding, Stephanie Reiter, Nadine Renazile, Steven Tracy Ross, Elizabeth Rundquist, Hiba Schahbaz, Edward Schmidt, Rachel Lulov Segall, Ekaterina Smirnova, Lynn Stein, Fortuna Szpiro, Cheryl Wheat, Andrea Williams, Ekaterina Vanovskaya, and Rachel Van Wylen.