Date(s) - 03/31/2022 - 05/01/2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
State of the Art Gallery
Painter Ileen Kaplan and photographer David Watkins find inspiration and connections in each other’s art. They present specific pairings of their work, highlighting their mutual interest in nature as a starting point for creating images infused with light and color.
Kaplan states: I was inspired by a Matisse and Diebenkorn exhibition I saw several years ago where the curator paired work by each artist. I have always been inspired by David’s use of light and color and thought it would be an exciting challenge to create some paintings that were inspired by his photographs.
Watkins responds: I’ve always admired Ileen’s ability to create a light and color-filled canvas in the most interesting abstract way. This opportunity to exhibit with her led me to focus some of my own work on natural patterns of light and color in the landscape. Ultimately, the pairings in the show reflect how each of us “sees.”
March 31-May 1, 2022. Opening reception Friday, April 1, 5-8 pm.
Thurs-Sun, 12-5 pm. 120 W State St. Curbside parking and ADA accessibility. 607-277-1626. Made possible in part with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership.