New Exhibition by Saint Rose Graduate On View in the Standish Atrium Gallery
ALBANY (September 1, 2016) — The Esther Massry Gallery presents “Hitting Bumps on the School Bus,” a painting exhibition by Danny Ginsburg, a 2014 graduate of the studio arts program at The College of Saint Rose.
The exhibit opens Friday, September 9, and continues through Sunday, February 26, 2017, in the Standish Atrium Gallery adjacent to the Esther Massry Gallery, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York. The exhibit is open during normal building hours.
A reception will be held Friday, September 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the reopening of the Art and Design Faculty Show in the Esther Massry Gallery.
Following the reception, ARTWAVES will present “Painting the Road Ahead: A Conversation with Danny Ginsburg ’14, Professor Scott Brodie and Natalie Leitman ’16” at 7 p.m. in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts. The discussion will center on the issues that postgraduates are confronting and the questions that all young studio artists must face head-on: Where do I come from? What am I? Where am I going?
All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Ginsburg’s lively, abstract paintings explore the jumbled barrage of everyday life, from random thoughts and mundane experiences to challenging events that saturate our psyche. Colorful, layered patterns, shapes and spaces communicate feelings and ideas but are left open-ended like puzzles that remain unsolved. The mixture of traditional mediums, such as oil paint on canvas, and unconventional materials including stickers, rice, caulk and shingles add a sense of informality and immediacy. All the while, Ginsburg is grappling with a major life transition from “undergraduate art student” to working 60-hour weeks in construction and building a portfolio for graduate school. These paintings reveal his mindset and the space in between.
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Ginsburg was born in 1991 on Long Island. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree in drawing and painting from Saint Rose in 2014. Additionally, he received the College’s Hy Rosen Award for Excellence in Drawing and Painting and the Outstanding Senior B.F.A. in Studio Art Award, both in 2014. As a student, Ginsburg participated in several exhibitions held on campus and in regional gallery shows, including Oh the Places, Collar Works, Troy; and 120° Intercollegiate Art Competition, LARAC Gallery, Glens Falls, where he received an Honorable Mention award.
Since graduation, Ginsburg has become active in the New York art scene. His paintings have been included in several exhibitions: Salonukah, Trestle Gallery; The Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn; People’s Choice Award, Con Artist Collective, where he also is a member, and The New Unconscious, SciArt Center, both located in Manhattan. Gallery talks include the Bushwick Art Crit Group, Brooklyn.
For more information, visit www.strose.edu/gallery or contact Jeanne Flanagan, Esther Massry Gallery director, by phone at 518-485-3902 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.