Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Neumann Fine Art & McDaris Fine Art
Dale Stewart reports from Hillsdale and Hudson. From the country to the city, art aficionados got their fill from Hillsdale to Hudson, with openings at the venerable Neumann Fine Art in Hillsdale and the uber-hip McDaris Fine Art in Hudson on Saturday, April 13. A subdued Berkshire/Columbia County crowd packed into Neumann Fine Art to focus on two artists: Oil painter Bob Crimi and furniture maker Joel Mark. Crimi hails from a line of classic fresco muralist/easel painters, but identifies more with the beats of the late 50’s/early 60’s Manhattan. His soft-dreamy, muted oil paintings complemented Mark’s fine museum-quality furniture, meticulously crafted pieces using both modern and traditional woodworking techniques to create fine architectural studies. Meanwhile, artgoers spilled into the city streets in an effort to get a glimpse of “The Mystic Line,” featuring works by Brooklyn-based Danielle Ezzo (pictured left with gallerist Wendy McDaris), French-born Laetitia Hussain, and musician/DJ Logan Visscher. The three artists shared a cohesive feel: Mezzo’s series of subtle salt prints document complex geometrical shapes from constellation maps, while Hussain’s laid swatches of transparent plaid over panoramic landscapes lend order to the outside world, and Visscher’s hand-drawn regimented lines serve as a sort of Rorschach test for the ruler set. The two-person show at Neumann Fine Art runs through June 2; the McDaris show runs through May 19.
Jamie Larson, Cheryl Jones, and Dana Kahn.
Jenna O’Brien, Allison Neumann, and Russell Farber; Dave Watson and Trudette Crimi.
Neumann Fine Art
65 Coldwater Street, Hillsdale, NY
McDaris Fine Art
623 Warren St Hudson NY