|Installation of found-object assemblages by Jack Metzger, 2006-2015|
all photos with this post are courtesy of Arthur Evans
|Giselle Potter, Bark 2014 gouache on paper|
|John McQueen, Teeter 2012 (left) and Sitting Pretty 2011 (right)|
media include metal, wood, cardboard, wax string, willow
Not unexpectedly, a good range of media are represented here - painting, collage, sculpture, installation, and illustration - and there's enough work by each participant to get a sense of who they are individually, though the show works well, too, as a whole.
|Steve Rein, installation of paintings dated 2013-2015, lettering enamel on wood|
Common ground links one artist to the next. Like Metzger, Steve Rein incorporates found material into his work, starting with scavenged anonymous snapshots and reinterpreting them in enamel on found bits of wood. Formerly a sign painter by trade, Rein seems to exemplify the "outsider" artist who uses non-traditional materials that come easily to hand (but, in fact, he has an art-school pedigree). He also seems almost too productive, as though compelled by external forces - his installation in the show includes more than 40 individual pieces, overwhelming the viewer.
|Anima Katz, Bottle of Negrita Rum 2014, oil on canvas board|
|Nancy Natale, Look at America 2011, found and invented elements|
with encaustic and tacks on birch panel
|Matt LaFleur, Gift World 2015, site-specific installation|
Note: Albany International Airport Gallery is open to the public - not behind security - from 7 am to 11 pm daily. Parking in the short-term lot is free for the first half-hour - if needed, the staff of the airport's DepARTure shop will stamp your parking ticket to allow a longer visit free of charge.
|Susanna Starr, Dresser Doily 2005, hand-cut mahogany wood veneer|