Stephen L. Crohn Gallery Exhibit: Nancy Campbell
July – August 2017
Nancy has been painting for nearly 40 years. Her favorite subject is the landscape, either the local landscapes and streetscapes of her home town of Saugerties, or other places she visits, including the region of Italy southeast of Rome, where her grandparents grew up, and where each year she brings fellow artists on painting workshops. From 1998 to 2006 Nancy was proprietor of the Half Moon Gallery in the Village of Saugerties. She closed the gallery when she was elected to serve on Saugerties Town Board, a term which ended in 2009. From 2010-2015 she was Executive Director of The Woodstock School of Art, where she now is a vice president on the Board of Directors. Nancy lives with her husband of 37 years, Mike Campbell, in the Village of Saugerties on Market Street, where they raised 3 boys, Ben, Jon and Mickey.
Description of work
The paintings in the exhibit at The Saugerties Public Library are an ode to Saugerties. Growing up in Saugerties, and having lived in the village since 1981, its streets and surrounding landscape have become familiar subjects. In my case, familiarity has bred inspiration, seeing compositions and motifs in the arrangement of shapes and changing light in various seasons and times of day. It’s a simple rather than grand vision, but nonetheless challenging, to successfully render one’s reaction to a certain place without succumbing to sentimentality. It’s a very satisfying experience when it all comes together.
In this photo, Saugerties artist Brian Lynch is seen installing a mural [5 x 21 feet] made specifically for our ground floor hallway between the Children’s Section and the Saugerties Public Library Art Gallery. It was created in connection with his show: Images from Everyday Life. The mural is collaged from various Lynch works. You can see many scenes and people depicted in Lynch’s unique style—a style that generates empathy for the human condition. This unique work is the first site-specific work done for the Library.
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© Steve Crohn
|January – February 2017||Raymond Nau (Rosemarie
|March – April 2017||Emily Arter|
|May – June 2017||Veronica Searl|
|July – August 2017||Nancy Campbell|
|September – October 2017||Kay Kenny|
|November – December 2017||Angela Gaffney-Smith|
|January – February 2018||Grey Ivor Morris|
|March – April 2018||Barbara Bravo|