318 Grand Street Newburgh NY
Grand Street Gallery in Newburgh is our winter location for Beekman Arts Club. We are opening the entire house as a "living museum." You are welcome to browse our beautifully maintained, historic Queen Anne style victorian house built in 1870. All the rooms on three floors will be featuring work by four artists from Beekman Arts Club.
Please stop by and see works by Lydia Freier, Stephanie Gene, Gemma Kahng, and Peter Pezzimenti while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres!
318 Grand Street Newburgh NY
Gemma Kahng is the Founder of the Beekman Arts Club and a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Best known for her work as a fashion designer, Gemma has dressed numerous celebrities including Madonna, Pink, Julia Roberts, and Sharon Stone. Today, Gemma brings her unique talent to the canvas where her most recent work centers around paintings of bold and bright birds and animals. Her interest lies in the innate ornamentation, the fascinating subtleties, and the astonishing beauty found in different species. Gemma's paintings are reminiscent of her glamourous clothing with mysticism, dynamism, and a natural progression towards nature.
Lydia Freier is an artist and poet. Working mainly with oils, graphite, charcoal and pastel, she is currently interested in the desolation that exists inside the romantic, the saturation of a moment that seems of a different time, and the tension that comes of locating something familiar in some world or memory she has never been a part of.
Stephanie is an artist in a variety of media, gravitating toward the eerie in aesthetic. She graduated Alfred University with a Bachelors of Fine Art in 2015, and has continued artistic pursuits in every area of her life. Her paintings explore the mystery of shared spaces and strangers with darkened, obscure environments filled with enigmatic figures. She highlights the unknown in our everyday lives and questions mundane situations with a veil of darkness: representing the gaps in our knowledge about even the most familiar situations.
Kathryn Godoy is a multimedia artist focusing on the abstracted human figure, the observed, and found design that exists without intent. Her work seeks the unconventional, the child-like, the essential information to a describe a form.
Kathryn’s work strives to unite motifs of psychology, the re-imagined figure, and the playful representation of the ordinary.
Eric Hado is an artist and technician in New York’s Hudson Valley. Inspired by nature and the world around him, much of his work includes found driftwood from the Hudson River. He incorporates repurposed metals using blacksmith and metal working techniques. Viewers will notice repurposed welding rods converted to flowing curves, pulsing moiré circles, the occasional bird feather, and 150-year-old landscaping iron throughout his work. Eric’s practice is ever evolving as he seeks new techniques and materials inspired by nature and the world around him.
Peter Pezzimenti is an American painter and musician. He currently works in oil and collage. As a musician, his paintings have a visual rhythm and texture with cues and notions cemented in musical language. His colorful work ushers the viewer through a meandering canvas of abstraction with geometric patterns expressing sympathy for a basic and casual method of painting.
Peter Pezzimenti went to the School of Visual Arts and studied under Jack Whitten, Mary Heilman, and Luccio Pizza and has shown at Monya Rowe gallery in New York.
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David Reardon has been drawing and painting his whole life. Almost strictly drawing in black and white charcoal until recently, color and paint are a somewhat new and exciting frontier. The idea of taking a part of himself, putting it out there and seeing if it sticks, continuously inspires David. Prior to creating the image, David comes up with a preliminary idea or feeling wants to communicate. Reardon's work is eclectic, in his words "even disjointed," but the source of his work is simple; joy and pain.
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