BAU: Melissa Schlobohm and Rick Price

Opening Reception Second Saturday, July 14th from 6 – 9pm
Exhibit runs through Aug 5th

BAU | 506 Main Street Beacon, NY
Gallery Hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 6pm

GALLERY 1
Melissa Schlobohm exhibits a collection of woodcut prints entitled I Love You, But…
A series of animal relationship punnies because…

love hurts

Because love is all you need,
Because I can’t do this alone,
Because I just don’t need you anymore,
Because you choose your destiny,
Because history repeats itself,
Because I’m stronger than you know,
Because I’m nothing without you,
Because I don’t want to die alone,
Because we all deserve to be loved,
Because I adore you,
Because I deplore you,
Because animals are people and people are animals too.

Melissa Schlobohm graduated in 2012 Cum Laude graduating with honors for her Senior Thesis from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York where she received her Bachelor of Science, Studio Art. She is the Owner/Operator, Fledgling Press, printmaking company June 2012- present Beacon, New York.

IN GALLERY 2
The BAU Store- For this exhibit, the eleven artists of bau will present works reflecting each artist’s personal voice and media of choice.
IN THE BEACON ROOM
Rick Price
Statement: These paintings are a part of a relatively new and intimate leap into my most personal and honest work. The investigation, is, as they say, ongoing, but nonetheless, the process has provided me with enough words to begin speaking actual sentences, where before I was mute. Figures and faces (borrowed or imagined) at the center, and a cast of found and fabricated images are melded onto a textured background infused with the melodrama and iconography of the printed page. My paintings have become a duel, (or a dance?) between what is on top, what is beneath, what meaning is intended and what is unexpected. They have a foundation secure enough to get me started, but quickly become an adventure with an unknown ending.

Bio: Rick Price is an Artist from Southern California living for the last decade in New York’s Hudson Valley. He attended design school at Cal Poly Pomona and received his MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. He used it to land many successful years of mural painting in San Francisco. For the past 20 years, aside from continual commission work, he has shown various permutations of his work in small galleries and shows in L.A., San Francisco, New York City and the Hudson Valley. More recently his work has been featured in group shows through PoetsArtists at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO and Zhao B. Art Center in Chicago, IL. He currently is the Chair of the Fine Arts Department at the Harvey School in Katonah, NY. He lives in Beacon, NY with his wife and sons, their two dogs, two cats, two rabbits and eleven chickens.

This is the 163rd consecutive exhibition at BAU Gallery
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