Curator's Statement

The exhibition "From Where I Stand" presents the work of twelve contemporary artists whose abstract work explores their vision of the world. Using a variety of media - oil paint, mono-print, digital print, encaustic - each artist has created their own language of color, form and line to create compositions that may, to a greater or lesser extent, be based on abstracted visual references to the real world.

I wanted to bring a great group of abstract artists to the Rye Arts Center. I felt this style of work had been quite under-represented there and that there would be a big interest in the work. A contemporary exhibition would be exciting to the community. It would show the range and accessibility of abstract art in a variety of media to a new audience, perhaps some of whom might not be so familiar with abstract art beyond its name. moreover, new and exciting artists could excite those patrons and collectors who already know and appreciate contemporary art. I chose the artists for their diversity - representing a good range of approaches to abstract image making.

Katharine Dufault, 2012

New York Times review

L: Prints by Julian Hallton; R: Oil paintings by Patricia Spergel
L: Oil painting by Patricia Spergel; R: silkscreen prints by Roxanne Faber-Savage
silkscreen prints by Roxanne Faber-Savage
L: Digital Chrome inkjet print by Henry Mandell; Oil paintings by Jackie Meier
L: Oil paintings by Jackie Meier; R: Prints by Julian Hatton
Oil on film and Monographs by David Fox
Oil paintings by William Holton
Digital Prints by Lis Fields
Oil paintings by Tess Recordon
Oil paintings by Kiki Dufault
Curator: Katharine Dufault