When outside looking upon a beautiful scene of a brook with a distant
mountain I am an alla prima painter having no more than a two and
a half hour window to complete my work. And I enjoy the process of
scoping the scene framed through my hands, placing points and lines
upon the canvas showing where the scene should be arranged, and then
laying out the initial colors. As I near completion, I forget to premix
paints just daubing the brush in this pigment or that color already
laid out upon my palette. The entire endeavor is an ecstatic dance
across the canvas.
During the studio tour, visit my Small Works Show at The Art Upstairs
in Phoenicia. They are but a small sample of my oil paintings. To
see what else I create, make an appointment to visit my studio in
Tannersville - 5981 Main Street across from the Wellness pharmacy.
I am there Sun thru Friday in the afternoon.
Wine’s work always has a veneer of photographs on the outside
sculptures. The shapes may relate to the images in the photographs
may not. Most of the photographs are printed on a material which is
generically known as “Bus-Wrap”. It is a vinyl self-adhesive
commonly used in outdoor advertising.
The pieces are meant to suggest a narrative of something that has
or is about to happen. The shapes are often chosen for their overloaded
metaphorical and ironic value. The fact that Wine makes certain shapes
reflect the photographs that are laminated on them, allows him the
to skate between reality and reality’s depiction. In many of
his pieces his
intent is to make the work ironic, attractive, and frightening at
Karin A. Wolf
has been a photographer for over four decades. Her passion is nature
photography – documenting both the larger patterns and intricate
details of the beauties and wonders of the natural world. She has
been living in and photographing the Catskills for almost a decade,
and much of her work reflects the area’s magical environment.
Karin A. Wolf
107 Newton Avenue, Phoenicia, NY 12464
(S B Woods) Performance has always informed my work. The body is a
theater, a hermetic language only to be entered by stillness and the
careful pulling apart of it's narratives. The body forages, is hungry
and absent of hunger. The body dreams. I live by the body's whim and
cannot predict how it will inform.
It is this unpredictability
that pushes me into the making of art.
There is always
a context and environment that presides over the making of a piece.
It comes to me as much as I go to it...we come together. The body
then becomes a reflecting pool, a mise- en- scene and it establishes
itself through a variety of materials. In some ways the materials
are ancillary, whether they are sculpture, photographs or paintings
they are simply the medium through which the body performs. Visit
the website: .www.sbwoods.com.
I make art to bring what's inside out, or shine a light on anything
I feel needs attention,remembering, or to be brought out from behind
If I upset, provoke, intrigue, or disturb, I've accomplished my mission.
The recipient of some Puffin Foundation Grants, they luckily sponsor
artists whose work might have difficulty finding exposure otherwise
precisely because it is not decorative, soothing or background material.
These grants were used to build my website, and make fine prints of
work, so I would be able to offer my work free or
'art at peoples prices'.
I believe the days of fine art being elite, exclusive, and cloistered
Now almost everyone has colors, surfaces and leak proof houses to
I often hear from folks ''I'm angry at men'' or that my MEN, MEN,
is rage filled.
Rage? Nope.....just reporting the facts, Ma'am
Frustration? Yep I find computer robots on phones, greed, climate
change, war, fracking, men on money and mountains, Patriarchal systems,
incest, battered women, all extremely frustrating.
Acting for change and growth is thrilling.
Owning one's responsibility is enlightening and exciting.
Please go to my brand new website www.landofxee.com:
Listen to some music there, learn about my band ONE SKY,
Zoo Zoo's Benefit's for Haiti, my two humorous children's books about
or see more art. We will be adding a lot more paintings asap.
I'd love to sing for you someday.
My heart sings when you listen.