Rockland artist Grace Knowlton opens one-perons show at Gallery in the Park



A new one-person show entitled "Past and Present," featuring photographs indoors and sculpture outdoors by Rockland artist Grace Knowlton runs May 22 - Sept. 10, 2009 at the Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.


Inside the gallery, the exhibit focuses on Knowlton’s recent exploration of an ancient workhorse for craftspeople: the saw horse. Pastels, paints and inks highlight their form, utility, and beauty while sometimes “animating” the horses in altered abstract, yet life-like images.


Spilling outside the gallery, Knowlton’s signature sculptured globes dot the spring meadows. The artist’s intrigue with both the interior and the exterior form of the sphere are evident in the massive and miniature balls she has crafted of fiber, metal, and concrete. With their placement on the bucolic landscape of the Reservation, the sculptures nestle like sheep yet seem to move.


Grace Knowlton received her MFA from Columbia University and has taught at the Art Students League among many other teaching posts. She has been widely exhibited and is represented in collections worldwide.


“Past and Present” will remain on exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept.10. Admission is free; parking is $4 with a Westchester County Park Pass; $8 without the pass.