Field show opens Oct. 18 at Erpf Gallery
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and the Erpf Gallery invite the public to attend the opening reception of Carol Field, artist and educator, at The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main Street in Arkville on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carol’s new work, long scrolls on canvases, paintings, drawings, a screen depicting images of the Ashokan Reservoir and a table with a long drawing using pen and brush on rice paper are renderings of the essential characters of the riparian zone, the area where the land and the stream interface.
The artist has taken over the gallery space and reorganized the walls with her pieces to make us aware that in nature things change constantly and that therefore nothing is ever static. Her layer representations of water and plant communities mixed with detritus from man-made objects give us a chance to experience the infinitive variation of the land ecology.
Intimate pieces done along the Esopus Creek and within the Hudson River watershed capture the ambiguity and make it as important as specificity. The riparian zones unwind before our eyes with the skill of Carol Field who makes us see well-known things with new and fresh eyes. Each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.
In addition to the body of work exhibited in the gallery, Carol will also be presenting studies done by local 5th- 12th-grade students from Onteora, Andes, Margaret-ville, Roxbury and Phoenicia schools, in the way of two folding screens. Carol Field has been working on teaching mural painting to students around the area for several years.
Carol Field studied at Pratt Graphics Center, the Art Students League in New York and Atelier 17 in Paris, France. She has a long exhibition career in the State of New York and has also exhibited in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Cali-fornia, Massachusetts and Germany.
The public is invited to attend the opening reception of this great exhibit on Saturday, Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m. Visit: www.catskillcenter.org.