Margaretville — Two featured artists’ shows, Anthony Margiotta’s “Tangent Art” and Tom Rapin’s “Narrative Sculpture,” opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery.
Displayed in separate spaces of the gallery, these two exhibitions will be accompanied by a group show of all Longyear Gallery member artists in the gallery’s two other areas and will run from Friday, Nov. 2 through Monday, Nov. 26, with an Artists’ Reception held at Longyear Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 3-6 p.m.
“Tangent Art,” an exhibition of the art of Anthony Margiotta of Halcott Center, is the artist’s first solo show at Longyear Gallery. It includes paintings, ink drawings, sculpture, and carvings.
“Narrative Sculpture,” the new exhibition by featured artist Tom Rapin of Margaretville, consists of 19 shallow relief works and five two-dimensional pieces. s.
The artist’s attempt to create a dialogue between repurposed materials and formal artistic ideas is clearly visible in such sculptures as “The Captain and his Lover,” which entertains a provocative interpretation of the relationship between Capt. Frans B. Cocq and Lt. William van Ruytenburch, the central figures of “Nightwatch,” Rembrandt’s giant portrait showing members of a militia and “For Jake,” where Rapin juxtaposes sharp saw blades against soft pine and slats of hickory in a symmetrical arrangement that quietly conjures up mythological wings.
Tom Rapin received his MFA from the Milton Avery School, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson. Now retired from teaching art at the Margaretville Central School, Rapin has exhibited in solo and group shows in regional and state exhibits throughout the Eastern US.
Longyear Gallery is located Downstairs in The Commons, 785 Main Street, Margaretville. Gallery hours are Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays 10-5 p.m., and by appointment. For information, please see Longyear’s website, longyeargallery.org, or call 845.586.3270.