Month: September 2020

Life as It Is Now

Ceres Gallery 547 West 27th St Suite 201 New York, NY 10001 212-947-6100

The closures and social distancing brought on by the coronavirus pandemic resulted in Ceres Gallery being closed from March 16, 2020 to September 8, 2020, a period of almost six months. Ceres has never before been closed for more than two or three weeks in its more than thirty-five year history. The quarantine separated our artists from each other and, in many cases, from their studios, for a previously unimaginable period of time.

But the artists of Ceres are indefatigable and so they enthusiastically planned a grand group exhibition for the reopening. We now bring you that exhibition, titled Life As It Is Now, expressing for each of the participating artists, how these difficult circumstances have affected their work and their lives. Through the mediums of painting, drawing, printing, photography and sculpture, communicating their point of view employing abstraction, representation or figuration, Ceres artists bring you their interpretation of the present moment in time, a moment certainly unparalleled in our lifetimes.

The pandemic, the election, the environmental, social and political upheavals and how artists see our world will be on view for three weeks. There will be no opening reception but the exhibition is open to the public. It would be best, however, if you called the gallery in advance of your visit, 212.947.6100. We are equipped with everything to make your visit safe and edifying.

Collaborative Concepts @ Tilly Foster Farm

100 Rte 312 Brewster, NY 10509

September 5-October 31, 2020

40 Artists on a 199 acre farm
Collaborative Concepts offers artists the freedom to create what they want, something grand, or silly, or experimental. It even gives them permission to fail.  Experimental art has always been encouraged at the Collaborative Concepts Sculpture show. 

My American Family at Tilly Foster Farm, PVC pipe, colored cement, rebar, dimensions variable.

This piece represent my family. My children are from Vietnam, Korea, and Brazil. We are presented on the colors of the American flag organized into a fence.

Collaborative Concepts

Enjoy major works of art in a timeless, pastoral setting.

This is our 15th annual sculpture exhibition on a Farm.

Collaborative Concepts brings together sculpture and installations by 40 participants on the rolling fields of the Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster. The  exhibition  presents  artists from the region, NYC  and Switzerland. You are also encouraged to visit any day of the week as the autumn colors change the backdrop of the art. 

The exhibition is free and can be viewed from 10am to 4pm, Sept. 5 through Oct. 31. There is parking and maps on site.