New Lake George Exhibition Features Yaddo Artist’s Work
Oil and gold leaf on panel, 48" x 48", 2002
(Lake George, NY – March 10, 2004) -
Recent work by Yaddo visual artist Marc Sapir is the subject of a solo exhibition, “Manuscript,” opening March 27 at the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery in Lake George, New York.
Another Yaddo artist, painter Laura Von Rosk, is the gallery’s director and helped organize the exhibition. Ms. Von Rosk said Mr. Sapir’s paintings explore contemporary notions of language and communication by reconfiguring texts and data, often downloaded from the internet. The texts – religious manuscripts, scientific illustrations, and even Hindu astrological writings – are then hand painted onto rich, brightly colored wood panels. Smaller panels layer paper printed with illustrations from academic physics journals combined with poetic and other writings on saints, religious relics, and spirituality.
Mr. Sapir received his MFA from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. His work was included in recent exhibitions at Rotunda Gallery and Brooklyn Front Gallery in Brooklyn, The Painting Center in New York City, and Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia. He lives in Brooklyn and has been a guest artist at Yaddo four times, most recently in the spring of 2003.
There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 27, from 4 - 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery presents regional and national emerging and professional visual artists in all media, with preference given to work created within the last two years, and to experimental or non-traditional work. The gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 - 5 p.m., Saturday 12 - 4 p.m., and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, New York. For more information about the current exhibition or the gallery, call (518) 668-2616, or email: email@example.com, or visit www.lakegeorgearts.org.