‘BUILT: Architecture in Art & Design’

KINGSTON — The Lockwood Gallery, in association with Lockwood Architecture PLLC, is eager to announce “BUILT: Architecture in Art & Design.”

This exhibition of nine artists challenges and evokes the designed space, featuring works by Tom Fruin, Andrew Lyght, David Provan, Susan Spencer Crowe, Jeanette Fintz, Richard Scherr, Kurt Steger, Mitchell Rasor and Geoff Ross.

“BUILT” exhibits a collection of interdisciplinary work, ranging from sculpture, painting, drawing to photography, all of which aims to test, question, deconstruct and reconstruct the boundaries governing the intersections of art, architecture, and design. At the heart of “BUILT” lie our deepest questions and preoccupations with the spaces we inhabit: questions of function and ornament, access and exclusion, impulse and restraint, play and severity.

The opening recenption for “BUILT” Architecture In Art & Design will be held Jan. 18, from 6 – 9 p.m.

The exhibit runs from Jan. 18 through Feb. 22, at The Lockwood Gallery, located at 747 Route 28, Kingston. For further inquiries: info@thelockwoodgallery.com, or call 845-532-4936.

The Artists

Tom Fruin, originally from Los Angeles, is a New York City based artist whose work with plexiglass, steel, plastic, and scrap material takes on recognizably urban objects (houses, billboards, flags and the like), and elevates their form to emblematic status and architectural scale.

Andrew Lyght is a Guyana-born artist based in Kingston. With over 50 years of exhibiting work, Lyght continues to draw inspiration from the found world around him, his upbringing in Guyana, and the limits of pictorial space.

Susan Spencer Crowe has exhibited widely in the Hudson Valley region and in New York City where she lived for 38 years before moving to Kingston in 2005. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University, a BFA from Pratt Institute, New York, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Arts Department at Queens College in New York City.

Jeanette Fintz is an abstract painter who resides and paints in Hudson, New York in the upper Hudson River Valley. She is also an arts writer and independent curator. The intermix of being a native New Yorker and now a resident of the Hudson River Valley is evident in her work, combining an urban edginess with the lyrical influences of her natural surroundings.

David Provan -”In my early 20’s I worked as a novice carpenter building and renovating traditional houses in Tokyo. That was my first hands-on involvement with architecture and that experience was instrumental to my eventually studying architecture (along with painting) at Yale a few years later.

Richard Scherr is an architect, an instructor of architectural design for over four decades, an author on design theory, and currently practices as a sculptor in upstate Hudson Valley. Scherr has been awarded an Eidlitz Fellowship, and elected to the International Committee of Architectural Critics.

Mitchell Rasor has over twenty years of experience with all aspects of landscape architecture and urban design, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the BFA and MFA Programs at the Maine College of Art. Rasor was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern Maine Research Computing Group and has been a critic and speaker at such institutions as Bowdoin College, Bates College, the University of Virginia, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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