The Laffer Gallery Presents: Wendy Williams & Allen Grindle – Flight
Featuring work by artists Wendy Williams and Allen Grindle
June 24, 2023 – July 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 5pm -8pm
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y., May 28, 2023 – Drawing, painting and ceramics form the artistic base for Troy, NY native, Wendy Williams. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Ms Williams began exhibiting across the Northeast United States beginning at the Cutler-Stavaridis Gallery in Boston, MA and has been the recipient of several grants through the years, including the Elizabeth Foundation and Yaddo. Collections of her work include The Albany Institute of History and Art, University at Albany and several private corporations. Her teaching credentials include Sage College and the Harmanus Bleecker library, both in Albany, NY. In the late 80’s, Williams returned to the Albany area to enroll in graduate school to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Today, Williams simultaneously embraces her inexorable tie to the arts and her work with individuals with addictions and mental health issues.
Allen Grindle received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham in 1973 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. After graduating college, he received his Master of Arts (studio art) from the State University of New York in Albany, New York in 1978. Over the years Allen Grindle has produced many works of art including sculptures, black and white prints, and paintings.
Allen has been featured in many shows all over the world including the First International Printmaking Triennial of ULUS at the Art Pavillion at Kalemegdan in Belgrade, Serbia and the SAGA (Society of American Graphic Artists) Members’ Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery in New York, New York in 2011. The 4th International Digital Mini-print Exhibition at the Center for Visual Artists Voice in Ottawa, Canada in 2009. The Allen Grindle: Woodcuts and Sculpture at the Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College in Pittsfiield, Massachusetts and the Then and Now at the Albany Center Galleries in Albany, New York in 2006.
The Laffer Gallery is priviledged to present these two artists as a dual-feature exhibition beginning June 24, 2023 and running until July 7. Please join us for an opening reception and a chance to meet the artists alongside their work on June 24 beginning at 5pm until 8 pm.
Exhibition Dates: June 24 – July 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 24, 5pm – 8pm