"WINDOW SHOPPING" @ KAS
Supporting Our Artists Friends during Covid-19
Every week for the month of June, we invite 2 new artists to show their work in our two front windows. Come by and go window shopping to support our artists.
JUNE 23 - 30, 2020
ASYA & SLAVA
Asya Dodina was born in Moscow, Russia. She received an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY), and a B.F.A. from The State Moscow Art Institute named after V. Surikov. Her awards and honors include the Medal of the Russian Academy of the Arts, and Project Grants from the New York State Council of the Arts.
Slava Polishchuk was born in 1961 in Klintsy (Russia) and worked in Moscow. He received an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY; a B.A from Brooklyn College, CUNY, and diploma from the 1905 Art School in Moscow. His awards and honors include Project Grants for Exhibitions, the NY State Council of the Arts, NY; The Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting, Brooklyn College, CUNY, NY; The Joan Mitchell Foundation Nominee; Jewish Artists Awards Finalist, The Ben Uri Gallery, London.
Asya Dodina and Slava Polishchuk work in collaboration since 2003, they live and work in New York.
Dodina and Polishchuk have had several solo/duo exhibitions. Their solo or joint works have been featured in many museums and galleries including: International Center of Arts, Remagen, Germany, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow; Lithuanian State Museum of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania; The Russian Academy of Art, Moscow; Chelsea Art Museum, New York; B'nai B'rith Klutznic National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC; Kentler International Drawing Space, NY; Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ; Pace University Gallery, NY; Brooklyn College Gallery, NY; Hunter College Gallery, NY; The Alumni Gallery, St. Joseph College, NY; Künstlerforum, Bonn, Germany; Drawing Center, NY; Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA; the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Dodina and Polishchuk solo or joint works are in many museum and public collections including: State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; Lithuanian State Museum of Jewish Art, Vilnius, Lithuania; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Kolodzei Art Foundation, NJ; Brooklyn College Library, CUNY, NY; Pace University of New York, NY; Fox & Fowle Architects, NY; Safe-T-Gallery, NY; Moscow Union of the Artists, Moscow; Russian Academy of Art, Moscow; Russian Ministry of Culture, Moscow.
1,2,3,4 / collage on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, $475
FALLEN & FED
As an artist, my work is largely informed by my faith since it is through that lens that I see the world around me. These recent works are no different.
The painting Fallen plays off the promise that there is inherent care for the birds of the air by their creator and so, how much more inherent and vast is the love for humanity by their creator. This begs the question, “what happens when the least of these falls or seems to leave that care?”
The painting Fed is my response to that question. This painting follows the narrative of Elijah – a prophet that was sent to confront a king that would eventually pursue him to silence him and attempt to put him to death. At the onset of his journey, God sends a raven to feed Elijah. The raven fed him as an act of encouragement, to sustain him physically, and most importantly to give him the resources needed to continue the difficult work that lay ahead. I choose to respond that justice is not dead or asleep. This is our time to listen and be fed so that we may act.
JUNE 16 - 22, 2020
Vernon M. Byron, is a conceptual artist based in the city of Newburgh. He primarily works with video, print, and sculpture. In his work he investigates the visual nature of transitory phenomena, magnifying common materials, substances and structures into indexes of growing complexity through spatial and temporal manipulation. Conceptually, Vernon's work is an exploration of the intersection between matter, energy, space/time and society and how these fundamental aspects of reality shape the human experience.
Vernon Byron is a visual artist based in New York's Hudson Valley. Vernon earned a BFA with a concentration in printmaking from SUNY New Paltz in 2011, and has continued to show work at a variety of locations in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
MEDIA: Folded inkjet print mounted on corrugated plastic, $250
Claire Gilliam was born England and has lived in the United States since 1999, becoming an American Citizen in 2017. In 1997, she graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK with a BA (hons) in Fine Art and completed the Professional Certificate in Photography at Rockport College, Maine in 2000. She has studied with photographers such as Arno Minkkinen and John Goodman, as well as master gelatin silver printer, Chuck Kelton and master printmaker, Vijay Kumar. She is an assistant for photographer, Barbara Mensch whose latest publication, “In the Shadow of Genius - The Brooklyn Bridge and its Creators” she helped to design. In 2019, Claire become Co-President of the Board of Manhattan Graphics Center, a non profit, artist-run printmaking studio in midtown Manhattan.
She has exhibited her work in Europe, throughout India, Sri Lanka and the USA, most recently at the Deutsches Haus at NYU, and Gallery 1/1 in Seattle Washington. In 2019, she presented her solo exhibition “Life Lines” at Amity Gallery, NY . Here Etchings and gelatin silver photographs are held in several private and public collections, including The ICP Library Print Collection and the Goethe Institute. Since 2003, she has made her home and studio in Warwick, NY, together with her husband and two English Springer Spaniels.
Works are made in editions of 6 and may be available unframed if the framed piece is sold.
6” x 6” prints - unframed - $225.00
2” x 2” prints - unframed - $100.00
JUNE 9 - 15, 2020
Hudson Valley fine artist Janet Howard-Fatta creates a variety of works from landscapes in oil depicting place and time, to figurative works in wet and dry media. Light, color and a love of nature are the driving forces behind her work. Janet’s work reflects a relationship between the world around her and the painted image. She strives to create a visual representation of what she experiences through her senses.
Janet received a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute. Currently she paints events on weekends and is a board member of the Orange County Arts Council and Wickham Works, a makerspace that is in development in the Hudson Valley. Janet facilitates the Warwick Life Drawing Group at the Seligmann Center. She lives in the Hudson Valley – Warwick, NY, surrounded by the beauty of a rural landscape that includes farms, mountains and state parks.
LEFT SIDE:: 2 large paintings
“Good Morning” / 24 x 36 inches / oil on canvas / $1500
“The Sailing School” / 30 x 30 inches / oil on canvas / $1500
RIGHT SIDE : 3 paintings
"Willow Point Marina" / 12 x 16 inches / oil on linen panel / $550
“Morning Sails” / 12 x 12 inches / oil on canvas / $300
“Lake Sunrise” / 12 x 16 inches / oil on panel / $ 600
“For Bill Graziano sculpture has always been his greatest interest. Devoting his time and energy, working with a variety of materials and examining an object in relation to light, subject and anything else around it. Context and subtlety determine the way of rendering, constructed on geometric principles, ambiguity and the subconscious.
His current sculptural work, forged iron, employs traditional blacksmithing techniques, attempting to express poetic ideas in the mind and open the way to creating an expressive abstraction of patterns, imitating life rhythms and motions in nature. His work is not the prevailing conventional wisdom of environmental conditions, but rather a convergence of artistic personality.”
—Tjok Gde Arsa Artha, Director of the Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY
Slide 1 : Cumulus / forged and revered iron stone base / 25 x 6 x 15" / $700
Slide 2: Storm Cloud / forged iron, hammer formed copper on steel base
18 x 7 x 7 " / $350
Slide 3: Juggler / forged iron and hand blown glass on oak base
12 x 7 x 16" / $350
Slide 4: Sea Form / forged and fabricated iron on stone base
18 x 7 x 7" / $625
JUNE 1 - 8, 2020
"Incantation for America" / 50"x60" / 100% cotton / $149
Iviva Olenick engages textiles materially, linguistically, historically, agriculturally. Through embroidery, beading, weaving, crochet and natural dyeing, she recontextualizes familial, local and national written and oral histories and myths, emphasizing overlooked or omitted voices. She created Incantation shortly after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, entreating all U.S. citizens, residents, voters to engage introspection, responsibility and kindness in a tumultuous, psychologically disruptive time. Iviva recited Incantation as a poem at the Queens Museum's 2017 Readings on Peace in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Incantation sparked the start of a series of flags, Ascent/Dissent: Flags for Peace and Unity, which can be viewed on her website.
Greg Rhein is a commercial photographer living and working New York City. He specializes in food/beverage, fine art, portrait and wedding photography. Additional work includes event, landscape, architectural, abstract and live music. Greg lives his passion capturing the essence of culture in it's ever evolving state (e.g. life, love, food, creativity, history, tradition, music, art and innovation ).
"I have this idea in my mind of where I want to go and who I want to become...it's simultaneously extravagant and elementary. When I was younger I was blindly stubborn and believed beyond a doubt that I would never "conform" to what I perceived the world to be. Naturally, with age comes life and its humbling lessons. My passion for photography has translated into a balance of how I need to live and how I want to live. I document, I distort light and time. I create memories. I like to think I make people happy."
1. "Flatiron Building" / 30 x 15 inches, framed / $450
2. "Sunset from Queens" / 20 x 30 inches, framed / $400