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Cadence Giersbach: Through the Summer Garden

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - August 11 @ 4:00 pm

Artist’s Reception
Saturday, July 13th
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Sunday Arts
Sunday, July 14th
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Gallery tour and art-making
opportunity for ALL ages
Free of charge

Zoom Conversation
with the Artist
Wednesday, July 17th 7:00 PM
Link to Follow

 

 

Statement
Drawing inspiration from my garden in upstate New York, I create painted paper-pulp sculptures and fabric paintings. I am fascinated by the world encapsulated in the small piece of earth surrounding my home—its textures, shapes, and gestures—and the sensations and memories it evokes. As I dig the soil, lift stones, and plant seeds, I am a participant and an observer, keenly aware of the shifting ecology around me. I combine abstract, symbolic, and figurative references to living things and geological formations with ancient archetypes like spirals, snakes, and stars to create layers of association and explore our complex relationship with the natural world. For instance, a series of sewn kite-shaped paintings alludes to the sensation of being grounded on the earth while looking upward, connected to the sky. Paintings are not stretched or primed, so their surfaces undulate, while the sculptures’ textures are rough and jagged, reminiscent of a mountain range, or smooth like a boulder. Paint often drips and flows like streams in the landscape. Color is heightened or used symbolically, and shapes are exaggerated to portray the garden as a place of memory, sensation, and thought. My intention is to animate the work and coax it into expressing the story it contains. With each piece, I strive to elicit visceral emotions that connect us to the earth and sky and inspire curiosity, empathy, and care. The garden is a metaphor for life’s beauty, intensity, and fragility.
Biography
 
Inspired by the materiality of the natural landscape, Cadence Giersbach (b. 1966, New York, NY) creates abstract paintings and sculptures. Giersbach earned a BA from Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY); an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ); and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Skowhegan, ME). The artist has participated in exhibitions at P.S.122 Gallery (New York, NY); White Columns (New York, NY); Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill (Bronx, NY); P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art (Queens, NY); Museo Rufino Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico); Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY); Galerie Faurschou (Copenhagen, Denmark); Kunsthalle Nürnberg (Nürnberg, Germany); Roebling Hall (Brooklyn, NY); Venetia Kapernekas Fine Arts (New York, NY); Deitch Projects (New York, NY); among others.

She is a recipient of awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting; and attended residencies at P.S.122 Studio Program; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; MacDowell; Cité Internationale des Arts; and Nordisk Kunstnarsenter. Giersbach’s work has been commissioned by Arts for Transit, MTA (Brooklyn, NY); the Town of Montclair (Montclair, NJ); Percent for Art (Queens, NY); the Palladium Co. (West Palm Beach, FL) and is in the public collections of the Albright-Knox (Buffalo, NY); Harvard Business School (Boston, MA) and the RISD Museum, (Providence, RI). Giersbach lives in New York, NY, and Sullivan County, NY.

Images
There is a Snake in the Garden, 2022, Acrylic and flashe on sewn muslin, 57 x 38 in
The Flower that Contains the Sky, 2021, Acrylic, flashe, instant papier-mâché, 26 x 14 x 14in
Constellation, 2022, Glazed Porcelain, 15 x 9 x 8 in
Rooster, 2021, Acrylic and flashe on sewn muslin, 70 x 50 in

 
 
 

 

Courthouse Gallery 1 Lower Amherst Street Lake George, NY 12845 518-668-2616

Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM Sundays July 14th, 21st, 28th August 4th and 11th 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For exhibition information or to schedule a visit outside of gallery hours please contact June Waters, Director of Exhibitions june@lakegeorgearts.org 518-668-2616

THANK YOU! This exhibition is funded in part by the Town of Lake George, the Village of Lake George, The New York State Council on the Arts, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, Walmart Sparkgood Community giving, Stewart’s Holiday Match, Anonymous, and Lake George Arts Project Members. Please Join us today!

We would also like to thank our Media Sponsor: 518 Profiles

 

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Start:
July 10 @ 12:00 pm
End:
August 11 @ 4:00 pm
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