1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
September 4 – October 12, 2019
Alison Weld: Earthly Abstract
Alison Weld paints abstractly and the works in this exhibit encompass several different series of works. However, each series is a visual plastic treatise on the organic. That is, from considerations of nature, the Adirondack landscape, forests, stars, clouds, day/night, color, and music. Weld considers her work to be “declarations of beauty.” Paintings like Silent Music of Time and Color of Time, are vertical oriented and allude to the human figure. Yet, she writes, “the color captures the earthly abstract,” meaning, nature has been reoriented, transformed; natures elements are mixed and matched. Weld is committed to the idea of “abstraction as visual philosophy” and the paintings “surface as a film,” layer of the conscious. For her, these two concepts “articulate my sense that at the core of my art is an effort to think about, understand, and express how I experience myself and the world.”
During Weld’s career of forty plus years, she has exhibited extensively in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and the South East. Institutions include University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Roland Gibson Gallery, at SUNY Potsdam, Radford University Museum, VA, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN, Rider University Art Gallery, NJ, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ, and many others.
Concurrent Exhibit in Gallery B2
Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Painting by Geneseo Art Students
These works were completed under the guidance of Prof. Thomas McPherson. Artists: Kayla Stein, Rachel Dorr, Sunny Krupnicki, Brandon Rivera, Paige Karras, Shannon Keenan, Jacob Tschiderer, Sara McKiernan, Katherine Bensburg, Marguerite Bosco, Rose McMichael, Raina Schoen, and Hanna Meda.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit to the gallery. For more information contact Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 PM