Emerge Gallery is pleased to highlight the beauty of the horse through art of various styles and mediums in the exhibition Equine: A Group Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Horse on exhibit September 2 – October 2, 2017, and available on-line at www.emergegalleryny.com.
Majestic, mystical, magical, noble, proud, the embodiment of grace and strength and living-breathing art: these are some of the terms used to convey the reverence many hold for the horse. It is not surprising considering that just seeing or being near a horse has the ability to make people feel good and offers an opportunity to experience valuable feelings of positive self-esteem and unconditional self-acceptance. When in close proximity, a horse’s heart rhythms mirror that of human emotions and signify a close unspoken form of communication between man and beast. With Equine, Emerge Gallery is making that connection even stronger through art.
Over 40 artists have contributed art of various mediums and styles to Equine including stunning photographic portraits by Richard Edelman, Juliet Harrison and Janet Holmes who spends time with animals at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties getting to know their personalities before picking up her camera; sculpture by Ruth Edwy and 2 Nutty Artists who fashion their work by stitching together found metal; Michael Endy who photographs his original diaoramas; animation artist Cheryl Gross — who has been referred to as “Dr. Seuss on crack” — combines horses and humans in creating her own original characters; sculptor Shosh Cohen who creates gorgeous horseshoes out of marble; and more! Mediums include acrylic, collage, drawings, mosaic, oil, pastel, photography, pottery, sculpture, watercolor and others.
Participating artists include 2 Nutty Artists, Luis Alves, Terri Amig, Loel Barr, Wendy Bellermann, Ed Berkise, Kristy Bishop, Crista Bromley, Alison Winfield Burns, Michael A. Chaney, Shosh Cohen, Arabella Colton, Debbie Daniels, Richard Edelman, Michael Endy, Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer, Jim Fischer, Carol Herren Foerster, Darlene Foster, Reidunn Fraas, Patti Gibbons, Cali Gorevic, Cheryl Gross, Jean Haines, Juliet Harrison, Kathleen Heron, Janet Holmes, Pat Kelly, Karen Kelley, Katie Langford, Harriet Livathinos, Richard McKey, Charlann Meluso, Grey Ivor Morris, Ernie Mortuzans, Andrea Walcutt Perez, T.D. Petteys, Gilbert Rios, Amanda Saker, Janet Siskind, Amy Stypulkoski and jd weiss.
An opening reception for Equine will be held at Emerge Gallery on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 5-8 PM. All are welcome. A preview of the exhibition will take place during Saugerties First Friday on September 1, 2017. All work will be available to view and purchase through the Emerge Gallery shop at www.emergegalleryny.com.
ABOUT EMERGE GALLERY: Emerge Gallery & Art Space focuses on emerging artists from the Hudson Valley, NY, region and beyond by hosting monthly group art exhibitions, and other events. It is a very open and welcoming environment that is a wonderful setting for private parties and gatherings and is available for rental. The space is also available to rent for solo and privately curated exhibitions. Artwork from current and previous exhibitions, along with on-line exclusives, are available through the on-line shop at www.emergegalleryny.com