Finale Artists’ Chats
Finale Artists’ Chats Thurs July 8, 3-5PM. Free.
The artists in the two-person show, Lilian Voorhees: Paintings & James Herman: Projects, will informally discuss their work with visitors on Thursday July 8, 3-5PM. Reservations are recommended though not required.
Artist David Wilson will also be available in person to discuss his work in The Middle Bay at The Art Garage Part I in High Alert Artists Speak Out, a four-month series devoted to contemporary themes of environmental and social justice.
To make a reservation text or call 315-941-9607. As always guests are reminded to park on the gallery lawns not on the town road.
Images of much of the work can be seen at FBArtGarageCooperstown.
James Herman offers three distinct projects that involve vivid color and nature. These include a drone photograph of a recent “field drawing” — mowing patterns large enough to be seen from a car passing by or from the air. And he continues to drill down on nature: including the bark of trees. He offers elegant two-dimensional interpretations of bark – ethereal, strong watercolors. He also offers brilliantly colored paintings on hardwood squares, presenting a grid-like tableau with stunning variations in gesture and color. Painter Lilian Voorhees’ subjects and inspiration are a composite of the environment that surrounds her on the rural Hartwick farm she shares with artist/designer husband, James Herman —the variety of botanical forms, the light, the season, the hour. She noted, “The contemplative life that I have as a result of this move has allowed the work to deepen and grow.“ Her gorgeous nuanced paintings were first presented to an Upstate public in 2015 in a stunning two-person show with Tom Nussbaum, and again in 2018, in Clay.Glass.Painting, a three-person show with Robert Seward and David Wilson, also at The Art Garage. Voorhees’ searching, ambitious and very beautiful work has continued to evolve in intriguing and exciting ways as can be seen in the new paintings. Both Herman and Voorhees live in rural Hartwick NY. They left the city for good in 2010.
The Art Garage is located at 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown in a bucolic setting.