The Laffer Gallery Presents: “Matter of Form”
Timothy Kadish, David Miller & Gary Zack
February 21 – March 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 21, 5-8pm
The Laffer Gallery is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition Matter of Form, with artists Timothy Kadish, David Miller & Gary Zack. This exhibition will run February 21- March 29, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 21 from 5-8pm. Join us for a wonderful evening of thought provoking art, hors d’oeuvres and conversation.
Matter of Form showcases three artists who embrace form as a way to unite the visible elements in their works, such as color, light, line, shape and dimension.
Timothy Kadish’s paintings embody a space of becoming: a diagram and structure for the gathering of matter, represented as signs and symbols. Painting from the premise of research, exploration and communication, Kadish is inspired by atomic structures, graphic image, diagram, mathematics, biochemical formulae or written languages, and is driven by the eagerness to clarify his relationship with the creative condition.
David Miller’s whimsical and dreamlike paintings investigate the phenomenon of time and memory, and its relation to gravity. Gestural layers interact to suggest fragments of reality, while curious shapes and marks express visual, emotional, sociological or text-based events significant to the artist’s narrative. The resulting chaos becomes a visual fantasy much like a puzzle waiting to be solved.
Gary Zack’s impressive glass pieces encompass rich colors and luxurious forms. His love of hot glass is founded on the immediacy and spontaneous nature of the material, as well as the interplay of color and light. Zack makes handblown glass vessels, vases and sculptural installations in his Saratoga Springs, NY glassblowing studio.
Timothy Kadish received his MFA from Boston University and is a graduate of the Diploma and 5th Year Certificate programs at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He has exhibited nationally and has been published in numerous arts related sources. Kadish’s most recent selected exhibitions are New Paintings at The Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA and at Alphonse Berber Gallery in Berkeley, CA.
David Miller, Professor Emeritus at Skidmore College, received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MS in painting from the University of Wisconsin. Miller, one of the most well-known and respected artists in upstate New York is included in a wide range of both public and private collections, including Carnegie Museum of Art, School of The Art Institute, Key Bank Headquarters, Pepsico Corporation, Siena College, among many others. His work had been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Tang Teaching Museum, exhibits at The James Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA and The Stephen Haller Gallery in New York, NY. Recently, Miller has exhibited his works at The Arts Center Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY and at The Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, NY. His works are represented by Sorelle Gallery and The Laffer Gallery.
Gary Zack has been involved with glass since 1978, as a successful commission stained-glass artist and, more recently, as a blown glass artist, in Upstate New York. Zack has been involved with blown glass since 1990, and is mostly self-taught.