NARROWSBURG - The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) joyously welcomes the public to two new exhibitions in our galleries, beginning with an opening reception on Friday, September 24 from 6-8 …
NARROWSBURG - The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) joyously welcomes the public to two new exhibitions in our galleries, beginning with an opening reception on Friday, September 24 from 6-8 pm.
The cultural and psychological language of architecture is deftly mined in both the abstract paintings of Macyn Bolt and in the documentary black-and-white photographs by Thierry Gourjon-Bieltvedt which will be on display through October 31. Both are free and open to the public.
Thierry Gourjon-Bieltvedt “Captivity”
“Captivity” is Gourjon’-Bieltvedt’s modern take on the long-standing tradition of fables. Inspired by the works of the 17th Century French fabulist Jean de La Fontaine and the Greek fabulist Aesop, who filled their imaginary scenes with animals as actors, Thierry photographs zoos, museums and aquariums as a canvas and stage. His photographs document our relationship with a disappearing Nature and serve as social commentary referencing history, art, and modern-day culture. Gourjon-Bieltvedt suggests in referencing the 20th Century jazz musician and writer Boris Vian who wrote “humor is the politeness of despair” that “Captivity” aims to be very polite. To learn more about Gourjon-Bieltvedt, visit www.tgourjonvisuals.com.
Macyn Bolt “Slow Drift”
Macyn Bolt is a painter who lives and works in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. His paintings and works on paper are imbued with qualities of reflection, mirroring and contrasting spatial perspectives that are at the heart of his artistic endeavors. As Bolt notes in his artist statement, “By engaging the dramatic and subtle properties of color, open and closed forms, and interlocking shapes, I attempt to give voice to the complex, often contradictory nature of spatial comprehension.” “Each finished work is experienced in the stillness of a moment and gradually reveals a visual riddle that’s never fully solved,” Bolt adds. He currently works with the online gallery IdeelArt.com.
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is located at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg. Walk-ins are welcome (no advance registration is required for these shows). Gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm and by appointment.
For more information, visit delawarevalleyartsalliance.org or call (845) 252-7576.
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