David Halliday , Bouganvillea & Shotgun Shells , 2017, 34" x 23.5", archival pigment print, edition of 12, $2800     
David Halliday  will exhibit a new body of images in continuation of a series first began in Greece in 2007. While reminiscent of previous work in its examination of texture, shape, and form, his subjects take on a mind of their own, getting up and off the confines of the tabletop. Tops or ‘heads’, of pomegranates, bougainvillea flowers and chopped wood are matched with ‘torsos’ of olive and fig branches that pose against stucco walls in surroundings of colorful shotgun shells, lavender greens, or dusty concrete. David Halliday has shown with the gallery for over 25 years and has exhibited nationally and in Europe. He now lives and works in Schodack Landing, NY.
Chad Kleitsch , Jen's Nighty, printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Matte Paper with Epson archival ink, 20 x 24 inches - $1400 unframed
While living and working at a Zen Mountain Monastery in the Catskills, Chad Kleitsch was at the forefront of experimenting with scanography in the mid 1990’s when the affordability of flatbed scanners made them more accessible. The subject, be it a flower, a sheer nightgown, a child’s bib; is placed on the scanner and backlit with a high intensity light that penetrates through the object as though it were a sheet of film or slide, reproducing an effect like that of a stained-glass window. Contrary to mere reproductions, the scanned objects are in fact transformed by light and become something else entirely. Chad Kleitsch’s work has been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions and he currently resides in Rhinecliff, NY. 
Frank DePietro , Lotus number 27 , 2019
48" X 48", oil on canvas, $6,800.00 
In his inaugural exhibit at the gallery,  Frank DePietro  will exhibit selections from his Lotus series. With oil paintings ranging 16-inches square to 5 feet tall, DePietro captures the lotus plant in breathtaking hyperrealist detail. The lush green plants portrayed in various stages, from pod to full bloom, are situated in close view against an opaque sky blue or grey background. In his observation of nature, the artist uses techniques of photo-realism, color field and hard edge painting to display “cycles of decay and regeneration”. The artist now lives in Chester County, PA where he continues to paint and teach at the Delaware Art Museum and Longwood Gardens. 
Child's Shirt, 2010, 24 x 19 inches, glassine paper, thread $850
Kate Hamilton (sculptor, costumer, and designer) returns with a series of life-size garments cut and sewn from archival glassine paper. The delicate nature of using paper instead of cloth allows her to explore “the fragile and ephemeral nature of life.” Strung from the gallery walls, the translucent glassine garments, wrinkled and shaped into established forms, act as ghost-like reminders of an absent body. Hamilton’s kinetic sculptures have been exhibited at museums, galleries, and festivals in New York, Canada, and Zurich. Kate Hamilton lives and works in New Paltz. 
James O'Shea, Nude on Green Sheets 2017, encaustic on wood, 12 x 12 inches, $900
James O’Shea  lives in the world of abstraction, but even his completely unrecognizable imagery is derived from life. Taking cues from his titles, color block squares readily take on the form of Backyard Pool as seen from an aerial perspective. More recently, traces of real life can be found in mixed media works – Nude on Green Sheets has collaged curved forms that wrap sensuously around a ground painted in green encaustic. James O’Shea attended the City and Guilds of London Art School, as well as Goldsmith’s College and the University of London. 
Bryan Meador, Saffron, 1899 AD, 2019, dye sublimation, various sizes available
With a background in commercial photography, Bryan Meador  focuses on the still life genre to explore the two facets of digital imagery – the representation of the image and its manipulation. In a series called Ideographs/Empty Vases , Meador shows how photography and painting coexist in one work. A digital image of an ancient vase is depicted on a white plane against a solid, primary color. Each vase is then filled with line drawings of bouquets in varying arrangements, conveying a silhouette of the floral form. Meador earned a BFA from Parsons and currently lives in Tannersville.
Join us to celebrate the opening
Top Image: David Halliday , Olive Sack , 2018, archival pigment print

Richard Merkin, Twiggy , 1980-84, 12" X 8 1/2," oil pastel on Arches watercolor paper, for The New Yorker magazine
Richard Merkin , (030) Gladys Bentley , c. 1980 - 2000, 23 1/2" X 18," oil pastel on Arches paper, for The New Yorker Magazine

Carrie Haddad Gallery
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