Bau 173: A group display for Beacon Open Studios

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 11
6 – 9pm

bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street – Beacon

BAU Presents- A group exhibition of works that represent the various styles and media of each of our individual BAU artists. As a group, we will be participating in open studios at the gallery. During the BOS weekend May 18-19 a few of our artists will be making art while in the gallery space. On view through June 2nd

Our 2019 BAU artists
Faith Adams, Elizabeth Arnold, Jebah Baum, Samantha Beste, Carla Goldberg, Joan Phares, Russell Ritell, Andrew Rust Barger, Eileen Sackman, Melissa Schlobohm, Ilse Schreiber-Noll and Pamela Zaremba.

In The Beacon Room

Nitin Mukul | Ghosts in the Machine

Nitin Mukul’s painting combines process oriented mark making with representational elements where the figurative and the abstract converge. Mukul’s videos extend the boundaries of painting, framing an action unfolding as entropically driven process which captures a complex, continuous event of painted frozen solids dis-integrating as they turn into liquid. Painting abstractly on thin transparent sheets of ice that build layer upon layer of color using natural and commercially produced materials. As the painting thaws, he photographs and records this process for the entire duration. These works insist on patient observation and present a reversal of the incremental process of a painting’s creation. They also function as instruments that register the local atmospheric conditions such as light quality and temperature that act upon the piece as it is captured.

Nitin Mukul (born in Lawrence, MA) based in NYC, has lived and worked in New York, D.C., New Delhi and Los Angeles. He has shown with Nature Morte, Poetic Research Bureau, The Guild, The Queens Museum, The Rubin Museum and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, among others. Mukul was a studio assistant to the late artist Sol Lewitt. He has pioneered work that bridges the mediums of painting and video.