March 11 – April 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 4 – 6 pm
Click HERE to see performance choreographed by Andrea Hersh, with dancers Liz Fillipone and Louisa Barta
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 5 pm, Sat 12 – 4 pm
Andrea Hersh is a painter and multi-media artist examining the relationship between nature and humanity. In “Sol Survivor” she has created a world where strange hybrid, “post human” creatures have inherited an over populated and polluted planet. Her colorful paintings combine her love of the natural world with her alarm over society’s destructive disposable culture, where these anthropomorphic creatures are caught in a drama, fighting for resources. She says: “My work represents fragments of dreams, fantasies, and moments in time. My protagonists are part human, part vegetable. By insinuating these fanciful hybrids into precarious and toxic situations, I can explore themes of vulnerability, desire, greed, and industry gone awry… This work hopes to balance the beauty I see in nature with the ugliness that I have contributed to it as an active member of a disposable culture.”
Andrea Hersh earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University at Albany, and her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Skidmore College. Her solo exhibitions include “Celestial Bodies” (2016) and “Flora & Fauna” (2011) at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY; and “Community Garden” at the Masery Gallery, College of St. Rose. She was recently voted “Best in Show” at the Laffer Gallery’s 2016 juried Upstate Artists exhibition, and was an exhibiting artist in the 2016 Hudson-Mohawk Regional at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Her work has also been shown at Clement Gallery in Troy, NY, the Albany Center Gallery, the Albany International Airport Gallery and the Saratoga Arts Center. Her awards include a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts, two NYFA Special Opportunity Stipends, as well as Artist Residency awards from The Arts Center for the Capital Region, the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, NY, and a Boreas Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. She lives and works in Slingerlands, NY, and has taught mixed-media, painting and drawing classes as an adjunct professor for the past 15 years in and around the Capital District. You can learn more about her and her work at www.andreahersh.com.
This exhibition is funded in part by The Community Exchange Foundation, Adirondack Studios and the New York State Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.