The Laffer Gallery Presents: “Two Winters”
Featuring Harry Orlyk
April 9 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 5-8pm
The Laffer Gallery will be holding an opening reception for their new exhibition featuring renowned local landscape artist, Harry Orlyk on Saturday, April 9th from 5pm – 8pm at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville, N.Y.
Harry Orlyk was born in Troy, New York in 1947. In 1971 after graduating college, he went on to receive a graduate degree at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Over the next nine years, several Nebraskan artists including still-life painter Robin Smith, photographer Lawrence McFarland and painter Keith Jacobshagen influenced Mr. Orlyk. Orlyk currently resides with his family in Salem, New York near the Vermont border. In the artist’s own words:
“For the past 40 years, winter has been my favorite season to paint, finding a way to be in the midst of my subject even on the most inclement days. Cold wind, rain, and snow are little trouble in my comfortable steering wheel studio.
This past winter’s thin snow cover kept the fields open unlike the winter of 2015, during which deep snow closed the fields to wheeled vehicles for 3 months, a period of painting snow piles at the edges of roads and cleared lots.
The 2016 winter season, by contrast, was much like a long autumn. Even if there was snow cover, it was thin, letting any brittle blade of grass scumble through, darkening the fields, when a year earlier it was a thick, glistening, frozen mantle which flattened the stoutest stalks of golden rod and milk weed.
Since the subjects of my work are light, the seasons of the year and their combined effect on the land, I thought it might be interesting and informative to exhibit these two winters together.
The Laffer Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery and custom frame shop owned and operated by artist Erik Laffer, showcasing nationally established and emerging contemporary artists working across a variety of mediums. Exhibitions ranging from realism to abstraction rotate every 4-6 weeks, with opening receptions for each exhibit.
We invite you to join us, and the artist, Harry Orlyk on Saturday, April 9th, from 5pm – 8pm for a night of fine art, hors d’oeuvres and great conversation at The Laffer Gallery, located just minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs.
About the Laffer Gallery
Located at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville, The Laffer Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information call 518-695-3181 or visit thelaffergallery.com.