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In the Main Gallery

Intangible Roots

September 15 - November 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16, 6-8pm

The residue of humanity and the relics of industrialization can be seen throughout our natural world. We as individuals and as a culture have a complicated relationship with the infrastructures that we create and leave behind. Despite the seemingly conflicting association between the natural and industrial, the artists in Intangible Roots examine and reflect on the tension that is caused by these nuanced relationships.

By using architectural and geometric forms, Kevin Cieplensky, Andrew Dines, and Greg Cuda create work with unclear narratives, attempting to make sense of humanity and its intervention with the world around. They capture a sense of memory and absence within these environments and challenge our understanding of the relationship between the human and natural and the geometric and structural.

Kevin Cieplensky is a New York-based ceramic artist and instructor who currently maintains his practice in the Saratoga Springs region. A Hudson Valley native, he received his B.F.A. in ceramics from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2015. He has since completed a year of post-baccalaureate studies, as well as a year-long residency at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and can be found in multiple private collections. 

A lifelong photographer who has been published in multiple books and periodicals, Greg Cuda has been exhibiting his fine art photography on both a regional and national basis. Over the last two years, he has exhibited at the Arts Center of the Capital Region and the Roxbury Arts Group. In 2017, Cuda’s work has been accepted for exhibition in five states: Rhode Island, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York. 

Andrew Dines received a B.A. from Middlebury College in Vermont and an M.F.A. from the University at Albany, SUNY. He is recipient of several awards including the Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Exchange (ROCI) Road to Peace Emerging Artist Award from the Rauschenberg Foundation and the Arts Center Award and Creative Spirit Award from the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. He has work in numerous private collections and the permanent collection of the University Art Museum of the University at Albany, SUNY. He was an artist-in-residence at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico, and Residencia Corazon in La Plata, Argentina. Andrew’s work has been shown in galleries and museums around the country. 


In the Reception Gallery 

Paintings by Raj Kang



In the Member's Hall Gallery

A Mardi Gras Ballet by Carol Caruso


Thank you to the Peckham Family Foundation and the Cohoes Saving Foundation for sponsoring this exhibition!


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Our 2017 Exhibition Season is sponsored by Druthers Brewing Company



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