March 16 – April 20 Pieces: Works by Amy Cannon and Victoria van der Laan

in the Walt Meade Gallery
of the Roxbury Arts Center
5025 Vega Mountain Road
Roxbury NY
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16 3:00p
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 20, 2:00p

The Roxbury Arts Group is excited to show the works of two artists, working in two different mediums, together in a new exhibit at the Roxbury Arts Center.

Amy Cannon, an artist living and working in Fly Creek, NY, is a collage artist who unconventionally paints with paper. Cannon uses colorful, visually textural magazine ‘rippings’ from artists’ work that inspires her. She employs the Surrealist process of automation and her experience of making collagraph plates and prints. Cannon’s works juxtapose these ‘rippings’, allowing for subliminal shapes, colors and symbols to emerge that allude to something somewhat recognizable yet kindles the imagination.

Victoria van der Laan is a self-taught textile artist currently making minimalist quilts and textile pieces in downtown Albany, NY. Rooted in tradition while reaching toward innovation, van der Laan makes quilts and textile art pieces exploring color, form, and scale. A quilt is an object evocative of hearth and home, of comfort and warmth. Her work carries this convention forward, elevating and evolving the idea of domesticity and pushing the boundaries of what a quilt can be.

“While the works from these two extremely talented artists differ from each other” says Jenny Rosenzweig, Executive Director of the Roxbury Arts Group, “there is a playful conversation that takes place – one of structure, color and form – and we are thrilled to share this conversation with our community and to see how they respond.”

Gallery hours for this exhibition are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10am-3pm. Pieces will be on view through April 20, 2019.  

All exhibits in 2019 are sponsored by Roxbury Wine and Spirits. All programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, The Tianaderrah Foundation, the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, WIOX Community Radio, and by the generosity of business sponsors and individual donors like you.