ArtBeat: Domestic Dramas @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany

GG Roberts: Is There Room For Me?

GG Roberts: Is There Room For Me?


Last First Friday, we took a spin through the Domestic Dramas show at Albany Center Gallery. You only have a few more days to see this large group exhibit that focuses on families, childhood and memory.

It’s a strong, well-conceived show that features the art of David Austin, Erin Colligan, Ashley Cooper, Colleen Cox, Benjamin Entner, Gary Glinski, Scott Hotaling, Kim Hugo, Gina Occhiogrosso, Catherine Quinones-Austin, G.G. Roberts, Denise Saint-Onge & RFW, with works ranging from the nostalgic to the humorous to the foreboding. Here were some of the highlights for us:

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GG Roberts’ large installation, Is There Room For Me? is comprised of dolls, furniture and other found objects and is simultaneously plaintive, whimsical and creepy.

Gary Glinski’s oil paintings are spare, almost cartoon-like, and capture small, intimate moments in family relationships.

Scott Hotaling’s lovingly and painstakingly rendered oil paintings of polaroid photographs.

To liven up the reception, Existing Artists fearlessly held a tag-team paint-a-thon during Friday’s reception, creating two paintings live in the gallery that were then raffled off.

The show closes this Saturday, September 11.

Josh Boyark of Existing Artists works on a painting

Josh Boyark of Existing Artists works on a painting

Gary Glinski: Little Bump

Gary Glinski: Little Bump

Scott Hotaling: Rita

Scott Hotaling: Rita

To read more: David Brickman describes the brown bag lunch discussion that occurred on August 19.

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