Trees, Trains and Abstract Works Featured on Second Saturday, June 8

Theo Ganz Studio, RiverWinds and Matteawan Galleries Open New Shows

Metal bonsai sculpture series by Insun Kim at Theo Ganz Studio

'Cherry Tree' metal sculpture by Insun Kim (Photo by Howard Goodman)
‘Cherry Tree’ metal sculpture by Insun Kim (Photo by Howard Goodman)

Theo Ganz Studio, 149 Main St. in Beacon, will celebrate the opening of Symbiosis, an exhibition of sculptures by Insun Kim, Saturday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

While some of Kim’s pieces are cast, most of her work is fabricated with metal and various found objects. She has completed several trees made entirely of stainless steel nails. Heritage II, a 12-foot tree, is currently part of the Ossining in 3D Bicentennial Exhibition. Summer, a 6-foot sculpture created especially for this gallery’s inaugural exhibition Segue in May 2012, is now joined by the smaller trees that make up her new bonsai series.

Kim started her full-time business, Beacon Fine Art Foundry, in 2005. To view the range of Kim’s sculptures and/or read more about her, visit the website, theoganzstudio.com.

RiverWinds’ train exhibit shows photos and paintings

Photograph by Karl LaLonde
Photograph by Karl LaLonde

RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main St. in Beacon is celebrating trains this June with photos by Karl LaLonde and paintings by Peter Tassone. Leaving on Track 9: The Train Show illustrates two men’s fascination with these mechanized workhorses, from steam to diesel. LaLonde — who roamed both old-time steam train stations and modern diesel tracks — is particularly intrigued by the patina acquired by these hardworking engines. Tassone’s paintings on the other hand reflect his fascination with how trains interact with the landscape, whether rural or urban. The show opens on Beacon Second Saturday, June 8, 5 – 9 p.m. The show runs through July 8.

RiverWinds Gallery is open Wednesday through Monday, noon – 6 p.m., and on Second Saturdays noon – 9 p.m. For more information, visit riverwindsgallery.com or call 845-838-2880.

Greg Slick: New Work at Matteawan Gallery

Matteawan Gallery will present Greg Slick: New Work, with an opening reception Saturday, June 8, 6 – 9 p.m. The exhibition runs through June 29 and features abstract paintings and works on paper. In conjunction with the exhibition, Slick will introduce a new artist’s book titled Head Arrangement, which focuses on his recent series of gouaches.

'Head Arrangement 13' by Greg Slick
‘Head Arrangement 13’ by Greg Slick

On view are works from the 16-piece series of gouaches on paper titled Head Arrangement. “Head arrangement” is a term used by jazz musicians that refers to arranging an old standard, memorizing it, improvising, but never writing down the adaptation. There is an improvisational quality to these works; Slick did not plan the paintings in advance but painted what felt right on the paper at that moment. Also included in the exhibition are new abstract paintings on wood panels that continue Slick’s interest in breaking down and reinterpreting the conventions of modernist painting.

Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday by appointment. For additional information, visit matteawan.com or contact Karlyn Benson, [email protected] or 845-440-7901.