Earthbound: New works by Jackie Skrzynski, Samantha Palmeri and Tanya Chaly

Ongoing through July 8th

Hudson Beach Glass Gallery
162 Main Street, second floor, Beacon
Hours are daily 10-6pm, Sunday 11-6pm.

Hudson Beach gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of new drawings and paintings by Jackie Skrzynski, Samantha Palmeri and Tanya Chaly. Inspired by a profound relationship with their environment, these three artists interpret the natural world through the lens of science, abstraction and the body.

Samantha Palmeri is drawn to nature and the body, seeing intertwining lines and shapes as metaphor for internal struggles. Her studio practice evolves from a process based on repetition, knitting, and braiding. She looks at tree limbs and body parts as much as piles of garbage or laundry. Where it goes from there is left to the unfolding of mood and chance.  Formerly a gallery owner herself, Palmeri just finished her second successful year as the Director of Beacon Open Studios.

Throughout her career, Jackie Skrzynski’s work has challenged physical and psychological boundaries between humans and nature. In this work, she collapses the perception of interior and exterior space. Her large charcoal drawings of swirling forms and tangles suggest similarities between anatomical and botanical forms.  Skrzynski writes that her imagery is inspired by her time in the woods near her home. Observing growth, decay and rebirth, she intends to convey her perception of nature as equally beautiful and unsettling.  Outside the studio, Skrzynski is the creative force behind P.U.G. Projects, which stages pop-up exhibitions in Newburgh and beyond.

Tanya Chaly makes visible the invisible forces of nature through interventions into her analytical drawings on paper of animals and the ecosystems they inhabit. Her work balances order with disorder, meticulously combining renderings in graphite and charcoal with indications of impending microscopic threats. Often, they take the form of thousands of pinholes depicting the molecular structures and toxins that impact species, and the delicate systems in nature that support them. Her work and installations are layered with clues to understanding complex issues in science and life. In the process, poignant questions arise surrounding resilience, survival and loss.”    –Matthew Garrison

(more info on the Hudson Beach Glass site)