OFF THE WALL

Margaret Saliske, Jean Feinberg, Pamela J Wallace

October 23 – December 5, 2021


Margaret Saliske, Jean Feinberg, Pamela J Wallace

In this mixed-media group show, three Hudson Valley artists interested in the language of color, shape, materials, and surface embrace the notion of the gallery wall as both support and active participant.

Artist’s note: 

“The three of us have long followed our individual artistic paths, and in many ways those paths have crossed in similar and related ways.  Each of us is interested in the language of color, shape, materials, and surface to communicate and carry value and spirit.

Embracing the idea of the object as meditative and contemplative, our sources vary from photographic observations, events in our daily life, or things seen out of the corner of the eye in the studio or on the street. The work tacks towards the more minimal and geometric while using the frontality of the wall as both support and active participant. We are each interested in using the language of abstraction to challenge and engage our observations, imaginations, contemplations, and constructions.

Being evocative work rather than literal, we want our audience to bring their own responses and associations to what they see without directives or specific stories, and invite you to find parallels or evidence of our connections.”

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

JEAN FEINBERG
Based in Taghkanic, NY, Jean Feinberg has exhibited her work at Mary Boone Gallery, Rosa Esman Gallery, AIR Gallery, Victoria Munroe Gallery, John Davis Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Thompson Giroux Gallery, the National Academy Museum, Milwaukee Museum of Fine Arts, and Beth Urdang Gallery among many others. Feinberg received her BA from Skidmore College and her MA from Hunter College. She has been the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts grants, as well as Yaddo, MacDowell, and Edward Albee Foundation residencies. She has taught and lectured about her work at various institutions, including Parsons School of Design, Princeton University, the Art Institute of Chicago, RISD, Brown University, and Bard’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Art.

MARGARET SALISKE
Margaret Saliske lived and worked in New York City until moving to the Hudson Valley in 1989. She has a BA from Bennington College and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in studio art. In 2018, she received an Apexart fellowship to Seoul South Korea, and in 2019 she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She exhibited her work at Artists Space and 55 Mercer Street Gallery in New York City before moving upstate where she has shown her work at numerous area galleries. Her work was recently chosen for the 2021 Artists of the Mohawk Region exhibition at the Opalka Gallery. She lives and works in Hudson, New York.

PAMELA J. WALLACE
Pamela J. Wallace received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Southern Illinois University. She has shown her work at the John Davis Gallery, Opus 40, University Art Museum, Albany, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, to name a few. Her work is in the collections of Southern Illinois University, Bemidji State University, John A. Logan College Museum and Art Galleries, and Northeast Normal University in Changchun Jilin, China. She currently teaches at Bard College in the Bard Prison Initiative.

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Hudson Hall’s programming is made possible by New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Kathy Hochul and the New York Legislature.