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Birds Of A Feather, Group Exhibiton Curated by Joseph Ayers and Ethan Cohen                

You can see my work in this ambtious project at the Kube Art Center in Beacon, NY from June 12 - July 24, 2022

Link to exhibition here

Link to my work here    

 

 

 

The Sum of All Parts, Group Exhibition Curated by Kristen Rego @ Dutchess Community College  

I am thrilled to announce the opening of The Sum of All Parts on view from March 28-May 6, 2022 at the Mildred I. Washington Gallery on DCC campus  

Featuring work by:

Susan Spencer Crowe

Brantner DeAtley

Shanti Grumbine

Henry Klimowicz

Amy Manso

Ken Weathersby 

Kristen Rego 

This exhibition showcases the various ways artists achieve cohesion in their work through arrangements, organization, and manipulation of multiple parts.

Exploring grids, structures, architectural elements, layered build-ups, and processes, artists utilize ordinary materials as a vehicle for transformative beauty in two and three dimensions.   

The adage, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" relates to Gestalt Psychology, which examines the overall structure of something before examining the individual parts. Surveying works of art through this particular lens was my initial inspiration for this show. However, I remain open to the notion of the 'parts' being just as critical to the work with the assurance that no aspect is taken for granted. For each part of an artist's work -  a mark, a cut, a discovery, a space is essential. 

In keeping with this concept, each artist was invited to submit a selection of smaller studies, drawings, and/or experimental work to reveal more of those parts and share a greater scope of their process. These are hung in a salon style arrangement allowing viewers to naturally descern common threads among the artists with the freedom to examine each work on an individual basis. 

-- Kristen Rego, 2022   

 

 

 

Athens Laundry Art & Literary Series Features a piece from the Duro series

I am very excited to have my work featured in Volume 1, Number 4 of Athens Laundry, a limited edition art & literary zine from Athens, NY. Curated by Ruby Palmer, the zine also includes creative works by Dawn Breeze, Sam Horowitz, and Marykate Maher.

 

 

Ubiquity & Produce, a Solo Show at Kent Place Gallery, Summit NJ

Exerpt from the press release by director, Ken Weathersby:

Rego’s works render beautiful, lush images of food products in layered compositions. Representations of ripe vegetables and fruit mingle with the surfaces of commercial packaging and presentation. They are abstractly seductive and open questions about our relationships to what we buy and eat.

Rego’s work is dealing with a double-edged aspect of beauty and appeal to the senses. The ripe skin of a tomato, evoked by a pleasing and carefully staged pop of saturated red may heighten our appetite to consume (in both the literal and the economic sense), but are we being fooled, do we know what we are eating?” asked Kent Place Gallery Director Ken Weathersby. “Are we OK with everything that went into the production and distribution? The skin of the vegetable likened to the skin of packaging. In both cases there are multiple purposes: attraction, defense, disguise. Patterns and gradients of subtle color surround, contain and mingle with the shapes and logos, supporting and enhancing the elegance of the compositions, and simultaneously evoking grids or graphs. The patterns can become almost hallucinatory as they expand across the surfaces of her paintings.

Exhibit runs from September 8 - October 3, 2016

 

 

Group Exhibition at Glenlily Grounds, Newburgh, NY

I will be showing new sculpture at Glenlily Grounds, an annual outdoor exhibition that is part of the Newburgh Open Studio weekend

 

 

 

Real Goodat Westchester Community College, Center for Digital Arts

For my latest solo show, I got the opportunity to expand my digital collage portfolio with the use of CDA's fantastic printing facilities. Images from the show can be viewed here

 

 

August Art Festival, hosted by Women's Studio Workshop

I have been invited to create a public sculpture on the Walkill Valley Rail Trail in Rosendale, NY! There are many wonderful films and performances happening throughout the festival as well:

 

 

Works on Paper at John Davis Gallery, May 30 - June 21, 2015

I am pleased to be showing some recent works on paper at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. Opening reception: Saturday, May 30, 6-8pm

 

 

Sculpture in the Couryard: Fugitive Color at Pelham Art Center, April 11 - June 12, 2015

Fugitive Color
Pelham Art Center
April 11- June 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday April 11, 1:30-3:30pm

I am very excited to anounce my first ever public sculpture made of collected plastic bottle caps will be on display this spring at the Pelham Art Center. More info can be found here.

Co-Mingle Complements (detail),Plastic bottle caps, 2015

 

 

A Little Bit of Local Press in the Almanac Weekly

I love living in the supportive, tight-knit community of Rosendale, NY. I had great time volunteering for The Women's Studio Workshop's 2015 Chili Bowl Fiesta.

 

 

Zine! Zine! at Roos Arts in Rosendale, NY, December 6 - 23, 2014

ZINE! ZINE!
HOLIDAY SHOW
December 6 - December 23, 2014
Opening Reception on Saturday, December 6, 6 – 9 pm

Participating Artists (In No Particular Order):

Nathan Boyer, Matthew Scott Gualco, Brian Henkel, James Franco, Nathan David Schultz, Sarah Pinder, Sinoun Chea, Greg Kletsel, Anders Nilsen, Amy Talluto, Maria Negulescu, Levi Sherman, Andre Pace, Jennifer Russell, Mark Albright, Natalie Wargin, Flying Object, Amy Jean Porter, Rine Karr, Clover Archer, Lyle Bicking, Mark Rospenda, Amy Bureck, Todd Stewart, Tallulah, Brian Felix, Paul Short, Klaus Pinter, Andy Brown and Joe Ollmann, Elisabeth Belliveau, Sarah Burwash, Rick Trembles + OBOM + Gunnar Lundkvist + Michael Deforge + Simon Bosse = Mille Putois, Georgia Webber, Sofeel, Justyna, Henry Gepfer, Baby Beef Independent Art Press, Laurence Philomene, Fannie Gadouas, Steph Kenzie, Le Cagibi (Lille, France), Rebecca Artemisa, Crystal Zoodsma, Neik Glasshouse, Ryan Dodgson, Phil Woollam, Moshe Rozenberg, Alicia Nau and Eunice Luk, Wai Au, Fred Mathieu, Esther Watson, Mark Todd, Aijung Kim, Anna Leigh Clem, Steph Bell + Muriel Moss + Ellis Johnson, Stefan Klein, Rine Karr, Frank Meuscke, Jacinta Bunnell, Peter Nicholson, Eugene Stetz, Jr, Nyssa Komorowski, Bob Capozzi, Matthias Neumann, Betsy Alwin, Samantha McFadden + Diamond Stingily, L. Noelle McLaughlin, Naomi Martinez, Alexis Coutu-Marion + Florian Pétigny for Charmant et Courtois, Megan Porpeglia, Kristen Rego, Stefan Klein and Jenny Lee Fowler

 

 

 

Retrospective Faculty Show at WCC Center for Digital Arts, Peekskill, NY, Dec 2 - January 11, 2015

I am happy to be included in the long history of talented teaching artists that have at one time or another taught at this humble college in Peekskill.

Artists is the show include: Robert Barthelmes, Curt Belshe, Claudia Cardoso, Leslie Englander, Michael Enright, Michele Evola, Donna Marie Fischer, Howard Goodman, Sarah Haviland, Carla Rae Johnson, Seung Hee Joo, Deoborah Krikun, Eileen MacAvery Kane, Sherry Mayo, Steven P. Perkins, Domenico Petrillo, Aaron Porter, Kristen Rego, Laurel Shute, Lisa Steffens, Joseph Thomas, Piya Wannachaiwong.