Green Kill 2021 May Exhibition

Date(s) - 05/01/2021
5:00 pm

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Green Kill


Works by Christine Hughes, Jerry Orter, and Scott Michael Ackerman will be on exhibition at Green K*ll in May of 2021.
The opening party is on Saturday May 1, 2021, from 5 to 7 PM.

The exhibition runs from Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Saturday, May 29, 2021. Exhibition hours are from 3-5:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. You may make special appointments by calling 347-689-2323.

New Normal health concerns are a primary. The customary Green K*ll opening of beverages with finger foods will be covered for protection. If you wish to come on opening day, please understand that 10 people are permitted in the gallery at one time, that all attendees must were face masks, and we will us a “Non-Contact Infrared Digital Thermometer” and “Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Level Monitor” for screening. There were be outside seating for your convenience. Green K*ll is equipped with a heat pump so the air is constantly refreshed and the space is, as always, sanitized.

Christine Hughes
Hughes is best known for her work with Compost. She gathers handfuls of organic material and “casts” it upon a work surface. From this random composition she finds an energy and structure which informs her work. Her drawings are a straightforward exploration of forms and their relationships and carry all the information needed to formulate a painting. Rendered in pencil or ink they have a fluid rhythm wedded with complexity.

In her paintings Hughes works with a limited palette of enamels and oils which create a plastic rather anti-organic feeling, further abstracting these forms from nature. These paintings are a complex tangle of forms structured with movement and balance, intersection and overlap.
She refers to her small paintings as “physical abstraction”. These paintings are slow moving, anti-heroic studies. Again using a limited palette, they are iconic in their central imagery, intimate in scale, reductive in their simplicity and often both humorous and anxious.
Her career was seeded in Detroit where she attended Wayne State University (BFA). She lived downtown and was influenced by the older generation of Cass Corridor artists in the community.

She moved to NYC in 1981 and maintained a studio on Canal Street in Chinatown until moving to the Hudson Valley full time in 2018.
Hughes has shown prolifically for 40 years. Some of the galleries which have shown her work are The Drawing Center (NYC), Bard College (Annandale on Hudson), Samuel Dorsky Museum (New Paltz), The Millay Colony (Austerlitz), The Willis Gallery and Alley Culture (Detroit). She has had one person shows at The John Davis Gallery (Hudson), The Willis Gallery (Detroit), Art101 (Williamsburg), TheFoundation Gallery (Hudson).Her work is in numerous collections.

Jerry Orter
“ The mix of ignorance and apathy form the model of how things are. We forget how important and effective ignorance and apathy actually is.”
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The issues presented in the work are identical with the existential issues in our lives.Will I die today? What will I have for lunch?My suggestion to anyone interested is to just look at the work. Everything you need to know about it is there.
“The more you know, the more you see.”

C. M. Hughes
If you really must know, I start first with a vague concept. I plan out the production in all it’s details, stages materials,finishes etc., much like the way a film is produced. Then everything changes during the process. It never turns out as it was originally intended. That’s the way things are.

Scott Michael Ackerman
Scott Michael Ackerman is a self-taught artist from upstate New York. Although he is not one for labels, Ackerman is known as an ‘Outsider’ artist because his unconventional and primitive approach to painting rejects the boundaries of traditional culture. Rather than start with a blank canvas, Ackerman prefers to use ‘found objects’ with rough character such as old wood, windows, and doors to help inspire him. Also unique to Ackerman’s personal style is his playful use of words in his artwork. His paintings are celebrated for being honest, raw, and relatable.
Currently living in Kingston, New York, Scott Michael Ackerman resides in an old church that also serves as his studio/gallery space.