SIGNAL: Tri-State Juried ExhibitionJuly 1 – 29, 2018

Launched in 1992, the Tri-State Juried Exhibition is a triennial exhibition through which the KMA celebrates area artists as part of the Museum’s commitment to fostering creative thinking in its community. This year’s show, entitled SIGNAL, is juried by Lumi Tan, Curator at The Kitchen, one of New York City’s oldest and best-known nonprofit spaces showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines.
More than 200 artists submitted over 500 works for consideration. The juror selected 68 works by 59 artists for the exhibition, representing all media, including painting, photography, drawing, prints, sculpture, video, and mixed-media. On Saturday, June 30, the following prizes were awarded:
First Prize: Clare Kambhu (Croton, NY), Self Portrait, 2016. Oil on Masonite.
Second Prize: Beth Ganz (New York, NY), Celestial Navigation, 2017. Intaglio sugar lift, line etching, surface roll, digital map on kozo-shi paper, and paint.
Third Prize: Jaye Rhee (New York, NY), 6 Staves, 2013. Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle bamboo paper.
In the post-modern era, personal expression has been dismissed as an outmoded or trite directive for art-making; but within the current cultural moment, the capacity for personal expression feels both imperative and precarious. While highly visible platforms for expression online are almost universally accessible, how does that visibility affect how we express ourselves publicly? That same visibility has demonstrably affected our ability to communicate off-line and in person, as well as provoke crucial reflection on whose voices are amplified, and which are authentic. How can art—whether abstract or figurative— still serve as personal expression? How can one’s work successfully communicate to an audience through an exhibition? And how does the work position the artist within a larger community?

Accepted Artists:
Denise Adler, New York, NY
LIz Alpert Fay, Sandy Hook, CT
Jane Bennett, Patterson, NY
Janet Boltax, Montclair, NJ
Lindsay Carone, South Salem, NY
Sharon Cavagnolo, Mt. Kisco, NY
Dan Cohen, Bedford Hills, NY
Vivien Collens, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Avery Danziger, Sharon, CT
Kristen DeFontes, Schoharie, NY
Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt, Bayside, NY
Andrew Demirjian, Palisades Park, NJ
Daniel Dittrich, Bedford, NY
Deborah Druick, Bronx, NY
P.A. Ettinger, Chappaqua, NY
Liliana Farber, Brooklyn, NY
Matthew Feuer, Princeton, NJ
Ann Chapin Fischer, Ridgefield, CT
Marcy B. Freedman, Croton-on Hudson, NY
Pik-Shuen Fung, New York, NY
Carla Gannis, Brooklyn, NY
Beth Ganz, New York, NY
Phoebe Gilman, Lake Peekskill, NY
Lauren Gohara, New York, NY
Paul Greco, Yonkers, NY
Lemon Guo, New York, NY
Elana Gutmann, New York, NY
Shiela Hale, Katonah, NY
Rukhshan Haque, Yonkers, NY
Caroline Harman, Newtown, CT
Lannie Hart, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Elizabeth Hill, Amenia, NY
David Hutchinson, Pound Ridge, NY
Karen Jaimes, Peekskill, NY
Clare Kambhu, Croton, NY
Tatana Kellner, Kingston, NY
Simone Kestelman, White Plains, NY
Linda Kuehne, Pound Ridge, NY
Mitche Kunzman, South Salem, NY
Sarah Leahy, New York, NY
Susan Manspeizer, Pound Ridge, NY
Barry Mason, Mount Vernon, NY
Barbara Masterson, Milton, NY
Maeve McCool, Newfield, NJ
Nancy Moore, Ridgefield, CT
Luis Perelman, Yonkers, NY
Gina Randazzo, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Jaye Rhee, New York, NY
M. Roleke, Easton, CT
Nancy Scherl, New York, NY
Elinore Schnurr, Long Island City, NY
David Sheskin, Bethel, CT
Arle Sklar-Weinstein, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Zac Thompson, Brooklyn, NY
Nicole Tschampel, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Kazaan Viveiros, Frenchtown, NJ
Rachel Volpone, Ridgefield, CT
Dayna Wenzel, Danbury, CT
Liangxiao Zhang, New York, NY


Mark di Suvero’s Monumental SculptureOngoing

Since fall 2016 the KMA is host to two of internationally renowned artist Mark di Suvero’s pioneering steel sculptures. Since the 1950s, di Suvero has transformed industrial materials such as wood timbers, tires, and scrap metal to create works that dynamize their setting. Visitors will find the space of the KMA’s South Lawn activated with Yoga (1991) and the Marilyn M. Simpson Sculpture Garden with Rust Angel (1995), works that exemplify di Suvero’s ability to imbue familiar sites with an original energy.

This project is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in honor of Charles Bergman's many years of counsel and service. Additional Support for this exhibition is provided by Jon & Nancy Bauer, Victoria & Stephen Morris, the Donna & Marvin Schwartz Foundation, the Silverweed Foundation, and the Ohnell Family Foundation. Special thanks to Elizabeth & Samuel Sachs for their support and collaboration.

Header Image: Mark di Suvero, Yoga, 1991, Steel, stainless steel, 29’ 6 1/2” x 31’ 2” x 31’ 2”. Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photograph © Margaret Fox Photography.
Image Above: Mark di Suvero, Rust Angel, 1995. Painted steel. Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. Photograph © Margaret Fox Photography.


Lawrence McGarvey: Open MindOngoing

Beginning November 2017, guests will encounter a new sculpture perched steps away from the KMA entrance. Both figurative and abstract, literal and metaphor, Open Mind embodies the spirit in which the KMA hopes its guests will approach their museum experience.

Created by New York artist, Lawrence McGarvey (b. 1965), the sculpture comes to us on temporary loan from Paraphé Art, a new online contemporary art gallery launched by Susan Grissom, formerly of The Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge. The figure, a profile of a human head with a cloud-like hole cut-out in the place of its brain, allows the viewer to see the changing world through a cleverly-placed negative shape. The viewer’s mind penetrates the sculpture and opens up to the freedom of the space that flows through it. The sculpture is simultaneously emptied and filled and visually dependent upon the world that surrounds it. McGarvey explains that the sculpture is a monument to “freedom of thought“ as well as a lyrical homage to Rodin’s The Thinker.

Lawrence McGarvey, Open Mind, 2017.
Aluminum sculpture. Courtesy of the
artist and Paraphe.art.