The Laffer Gallery Presents: “Woodcuts and Sculptures”
Featuring Allen Grindle and Mary Pat Wager
June 4 – July 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 5-8pm
Allen Gindle’s dynamic woodcuts speak powerfully to the constant change in nature and the human condition.
Mary Pat Wager carefully assembles objects made from diverse materials – a mix of personal, historic, industrial and natural – into sculptures that explore the interplay between visual and psychological relationships.
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.
Mary Pat Wager has been a sculptor for over thirty years. Her work is included in many public and private collections. Her sculpture employs the use of found objects, as well as, fabricated metal components.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has received numerous awards for her work in sculpture. These include a National Endowment for the Arts grant and representing the United States with her work at the Small Works International Exhibition in Budapest, Hungary. She lives and works in upstate New York.
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.