Art Garage to host artist talk on ‘Roots’

Art Garage to host
artist talk on ‘Roots’

Untitled, c 14” x 12” oil on canvas by Marc Pelletier is part of the ‘Roots’ show at The Art Garage in Middlefield.

Artist Marc Pelletier of Brooklyn and Pleasant Brook will informally discuss his paintings featured in the three-person show “Roots” at the Art Garage at 689 Beaver Meadow Road in the town of Middlefield at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11.

The talk marks the finale of the show, which closes that evening.

Pelletier’s work can be seen in advance from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Aug. 7, and daily with a text or phone call at 315-941-9607 or 607-547-5327.

Pelletier’s paintings are featured alongside vintage carved trucks by the late Lavern Kelley, and woven drawings by Nora Ashwood, of Roseboom and NYC.

The show runs parallel to “Christina Hunt Wood: Reflections on Dissonance,” in the adjacent Middle Bay, which also concludes on Aug. 11.

Selected images can be found on ArtGarageCooperstown on Facebook.

According to a media release, Pelletier was born in Lewiston, Maine, received his BFA from the University of Southern Maine and his MFA from Syracuse University. In 1979 he studied at Whitelands College, London, UK, then spent a formative summer at the Skowhegan School of Art, where he was awarded the Marguerite Zorach Scholarship in Painting. Pelletier has participated in numerous shows in NYC and the Cooperstown area.

He is presenting two bodies of work in “Roots,” according to the media release: “large and luscious abstract paintings, that radiate his lifelong obsession with a triad of concerns, painterly gesture, balance of composition and unity of form. Having spent much of the pandemic cocooned in Upstate, he also offers landscape gems, painterly abstracted views out the back door of his rural residence: striking trees, sunlit clearings and dazzling flowers.”

Admission is free. The gallery will open at 3:30 p.m.

As always guests are reminded to park on the gallery lawns, not on the town road.

Reservations recommended. For further information, or to make a reservation, call 315-941-9607 or go to ArtGarageCooperstown on Facebook.

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