`THAT SINGULAR MOMENT'
SEPTEMBER 17TH -OCTOBER 18
JAMES OLIVER MITCHELL 1933 -2021
DENISE M. OEHL
ROBERT S. OEHL
747 ROUTE 28, KINGSTON, NY 12401, 845 663 2138
James O Mitchell
Carol Diamond's newest work is predominately multimedia, encompassing found materials assemblage sculpture, abstract painting and Plein Air drawing of architectural sites in New York City. Often executed concurrently, her artworks in various media are driven by the tension and tumult of urban life.
Diamond's engagement, and entanglement - with the urban landscape has traveled with her through the various neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan, developing a lifelong passion for urban forms, spaces, and architecture. Mining of the metaphoric potential of materials, whether brick, stone, or detritus found on the streets and sidewalks where she walks, has continued ever since. The new assemblage sculptures reconfigure and transform repurposed, upcycled materials: flattened cans, broken glass, concrete chunks, wire mesh, twisted fabric scraps, cables and wires, and are both playful and dark.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio Diamond received a B.F.A. in Painting from Cornell University and studied at the New York Studio School. She is a tenured adjunct professor at Pratt Institute and teaches Graphic Design at CUNY’s City College of Technology. In 2022, her was included in New York City exhibitions at Equity Gallery, Zurcher Salon, and Incubator Studio Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In March of 2023 Diamond’s work will be included in Driven to Abstraction, at Lockwood Gallery in Kingston, NY.
Diamond was awarded a Purchase Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Invitational Exhibition, a Pratt Institute Professional Development Grant, and the National Academy Museum’s Edwin Palmer Prize. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Too Much Art, the Manhattan Times, Painting Perceptions, and the Pelham Art Center. Her art writing and reviews are published in Art Critical, Painters on Painting, Two Coats of Paint, and Delicious Line. Her artwork is included in public and private collections, including the Portland, Oregon Museum of Art.
Denise M Oehl
My relationship to my environment is voyeuristic. The choice of imagery is diverse but the sentiments remains the same. The body of work is about a fleeting atmospheric moment. There is allure in that glimpse, an inkling that there is something sublime in the ordinary. My photographs represent everywhere and nowhere. The compositions can be common but hold a private exchange between me and the camera. I use a medium format film camera to capture these images. Loading the camera, advancing the film and unloading it are a ritual I enjoy. Each print I make is unique, using an alternative process, Hand Coated Palladium Prints, I am drawn to the pathological nature of the ritual of printing my images. Making the prints with my hands is a critical part of the creative process.