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“The Space Between: Questions of Place in Times of Uncertainty,” an Alfa Art & WCA All-Media Exhibition and Collaboration
Virtual Exhibition Duration: August 11 – September 26, 2020
Physical Exhibition Duration: September 5 – September 26, 2020
Alfa Art Gallery is excited to host an all-media exhibition, “The Space Between: Questions of Place in Times of Uncertainty” for the Women’s Caucus for Art New York Chapter (WCA NYC) commencing August 2020.
Featured Artists: Aileen Bassis, Amy Brooks, Colleen Sweeney Gahrmann, Donna Grande, Heidi Hodgen, Helaine Soller, Hillary Raimo, Joan Gantz, Kalee Appleton, Katherine Gibson, Laura Domencic, Linda Stein, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Marcene Glover, Mary Alice Orito, Maryann Riker, Maureen Bennet, Nan Ring, Nicole Shivers, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, Noreen Dean Dresser, Patti Jordan, Rita Marie Cimini, Sarah Nguyen, Undine Groeger
About the Exhibition
“The Space Between” explores the relationship between female identity and the environment, evaluating women’s perceptions of place amidst a complex social climate through a myriad of perspectives. By compiling works of women artists from a variety of backgrounds, demographics, and authentic experiences, the exhibition allows audiences the opportunity to identify patterns between women’s circumstances and surroundings on both individual and collective levels. In an effort to build bridges between certain regions and locations, the exhibition focused on women artists currently living in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. WCA NYC encouraged submissions from a diverse female audience to enable underrepresented voices to participate whilst highlighting the inherent values that women hold concerning concepts of dwelling and place. “The Space Between” sought multiple interpretations on the theme, including two and three-dimensional works and audio-visual installations to create connections within an admixture of mediums. “The Space Between” is juried by Jeanne Brasile, Director of the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.
About Women’s Caucus for Art
“The Space Between” is organized by The Women’s Caucus for Art New York City Chapter (WCA NYC). The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) is a national networking organization for women in the arts whose mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism. WCA provides women with leadership opportunities and advocates for arts equity for all.
About Alfa Art Gallery
Alfa Art Gallery is a non-profit organization devoted to the discovery, growth, and support of emerging and established artists within the art community. Since its establishment, Alfa has conducted numerous shows featuring local, national, and international artists that explore a variety of media: oil color, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture, photography, crafts, and glassworks. Exhibiting artists are granted the opportunity to demonstrate their creative process in Alfa’s open studio and gallery, thus affording collectors and visitors the ability to learn about and follow the artists’ techniques, styles, and motivations. Additionally, Alfa plays a vital role among local and national visual arts organizations by supporting and presenting artists’ works, and functions as a space for interdisciplinary art and art criticism. Each season, Alfa invites professional art curators to provide criticism and guidance to artists and artworks on display to help collectors and patrons identify works that express their particular vision or purpose.
Virtually exhibiting June 26th – July 26th, 2020 at The Royal, RSOAA Royal Society of American Art in Brooklyn. Come visit the exhibit HERE
To all my family,
I hope you are well and healthy.
This fall was a productive season for me. Traveling to the high peaks of the Adirondacks to study with the Adirondack Photography Institute, to the Pacific Northwest and Olympic National Park to the beautiful charming coast of Maine. The changing colors of the leaves made the journey even more spectacular with a display worthy of any artists greatest feat. Losing my father this year has made me very mindful of where I put my time and energy. Loss is a fertile ingredient for creative transmutation. I have learned and quickened more this year than any other. I have produced three new bodies of work from my travels this fall: Inner Earth Series, Adirondack Series and the Coastal Maine Series.
This past October I traveled to the Pacific Northwest to photograph the Masterpieces of the Earth Collection, the worlds largest mineral collection to size in the world. Privately owned by Richard Berger, this collection has produced acquisitions for the Smithsonian, The Museum of Natural History, and many more well known venues. These giant crystals are equivalent to ancient mineral elders and when in their presence it is easy to feel humble.
On location in York Maine most recently, working with Ed Fritz and the Schenectady Photographic Society, I toured the area for the first time. Charmed by the iconic coast it was easy to find great things to shoot, and my fellow travelers made it fun to relate to each others perspective and eye. I can’t think of much else better then musing with other artists and sharing experiences and adventures.
This winter promises solitude, quiet and a cleaned out studio!
“Without being able to source the core imagination of the earth as the seed crystals of vision, human creativity would be so diminished. Trying to imagine a rhinocerus or a tree frog or a sequoia or a drop of dew or a blazing sun or a liquid cloud morphing from a bunny rabbit to an angel to a thunderhead spewing flames… and being able to riff off those myriad experiences and forms without their templates previously existing in the world, it would melt the human mind to even begin to come up with this stuff. The earth, and nature, are the training wheels of our imagination.” – Richard Berger, Owner Masterpieces of the Earth Collection
My photograph FORMATION is on show at the 2019 Photography Open Exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan New York through August 2nd. This photograph of the Fountainebleu Concretions from the Masterpieces of the Earth Collection will reside in the private collection of owner Richard Berger after its presentation at Salmagundi.
The world needs positive images of the Earth right now. Reminders of the beauty that is all around us, and the hope that comes with it.
Chosen from 400+ submissions the photographs in the Open represent the talent of both famous well known photographers, as well as those up and coming in their craft.
Read more about Hillary’s adventures with The Masterpieces of the Earth Collection
OPENING: FRIDAY, JULY 12TH 7:00 – 9:00PM
Artists Exhibiting in RUIN at The Royal Friday July 12th, 2019:
Paul Brainard | Ryan Frank | Sarah Fuhrman | Jude Griebel | Jen Hitchings | Caitlin McCormack | Seren Morey | Miller Opie | Taisiya Naumovich | Laini Nemett | Anna Ortiz | Hillary Raimo | Lauren Silberman | Keith Sirchio | Jeanne Tremel | Virginia Wagner
Welcome to the Multiverse
Curated by Janet Rutkowski
June 19th – July 21st Plaxall Gallery Queens, New York
In collaboration with the Plaxall Gallery & Long Island City Artists (LiC-A) in Long Island City, NY, LiC-A member Janet Rutkowski presents Welcome to the Multiverse,
a fine art exhibition exploring the illusion of perception, parallel universes, and the surreal nature of reality viewed through the awe-inspired lens of theoretical physics. This diverse group of artists create their view of these realities through a wide range of styles and materials.
“Hillary Raimo’s “Time Acceleration” has altered the medium of photography into a mesmerizing liquid of unknown origin.” – Janet Rutkowski, Curator
Greatly inspired by Quantum Physicist Tom Campbell’s My Big Theory of Everything (MBT), Hillary’s perspective on consciousness, quantum physics, creative energy, art and how that all works together has changed. She hopes to capture a telepathic moment between the observer and the creator in her work. Time Acceleration offers a multi-dimensional experience of the past, present and future co-existing simultaneously. It gives a glimpse of the eternal conflict of dark and light. It offers resolution of dualistic misconceptions, and bends the medium of photography into a tool for looking directly into the multiverses that coexist everywhere.
“The Multiverse, a place where all things merge,
meaning subsides, fate fades into..
Consequential momentum bends space,
Gravity pulls speeding lights in.
Orbs of perspective float hopeful to meet something that will penetrate
massive knowledge of the universes it has seen, come and gone.
Warp speed is not always a choice.
Creative energy is life.
So many ways to see.
I hope to capture that in this piece of work.
Time bending, shape shifting, primordial mix of dark and light.”
– Hillary Raimo
2019 Photography Open Salmagundi Club
47 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
On view lower galleries July 15th – August 2nd
Opening reception Friday July 26th 6-9pm
“Formation” has been accepted into the 2019 Photography Open at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. The show will run July 15th – August 2nd with a reception Friday July 26th 6-9pm.
“Formation” was recently on exhibit at the 41st Photography Regional at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY. The work was 1 of 15 pieces chosen for the regional. Guest curated by Kathleen Vance and Daniel Aycock directors of Front Room Gallery in NYC, the exhibit received rave reviews in the Albany Times Union and the Hudson Valley 360.
The photograph is a section of a Fontainebleau Concretion. These stunning pieces of ancient crystalline sand, water and alchemical forces of nature are some of the worlds most fascinating natural formations.
In 1988, the greatest find of Fontainebleau concretions in the last 350 years was unearthed and Richard Berger was so taken by their exotic beauty, that he contracted to acquire and represent the entire discovery. Fontainebleau concretions from his Masterpieces Of The Earth Collection are now part of the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institution (where a giant concretion resides immediately adjacent to the Hope Diamond), The Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, The Burke Museum Of Natural History And Culture, and The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, as well as being a prominent part of a number of fine private art and mineral collections around the world. Read more about Hillary’s work with The Masterpieces of the Earth Collection here.