Made in Mountaindale II

Second Mountaindale Biennale
Art Exhibition

62 Main Street, Mountaindale, NY
Reception: Saturday, July 14, 12 to 4 p.m.
Open: Sunday, July 15, 12 to 4 p.m., and by appointment through September 3, 2018.

For more information, contact: raymon@elozua.com or call 212.260.1239.

Pas à Vendre Production presents the second Mountaindale Biennale: Made in Mountaindale II, featuring recent work by Micheline Gingras and Raymon Elozua, two active artists in the small hamlet of Mountaindale, part of the old “Borscht Belt” in the Catskills.

Micheline Gingras presents a body of collages driven by the anxiety and fear found within the politics of mainstream media. Sourcing her material from The New York Times, Gingras creates images that compress disparate worlds to heighten emotions, revealing theatrical tableaux of reality. Gingras uses visual imagery to address, head-on, the surreal nightmare and confusion of contemporary “news.”

Raymon Elozua presents a new series of sculptures and photographs from his “Hubris” series that explore the loss of vision. Starting with richly colored “blurry” photographs that hint of sculptural objects; the vivid colors meld into one another creating a foggy sense of atmosphere. These images provide context for the corresponding and contrasting sculptures, made of steel and ceramic, inspired by each photograph.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Micheline Gingras (b.1947, Québec City, QC) is a visual artist focusing primarily on painting, drawing, and photography. She received her MFA from L’école des Beaux-Arts de Québec, moving to New York in 1970. She has shown extensively including solo exhibitions at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, and participated in group exhibitions at the Yale University Gallery and the BRIC House in Brooklyn, N.Y., among others. For 37 years, Gingras taught art at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, and now divides her time between the city and Mountaindale.

Raymon Elozua (b.1947, West Germany) is a visual artist, working extensively in sculpture and photography. His interest in history, labor, and industry has sparked numerous multimedia web projects including VanishingCatskills.com and LostLabor.com — Images of Vanished American Workers from 1900–1980. Elozua has received numerous grants and awards including three National Endowment for the Arts Awards, a New York State Foundation for the Arts in Ceramics, and, most recently, a Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant. Exhibitions include a 2003 retrospective at the Mint Museum of Art, and group exhibitions at the Museum of Art and Design and Skidmore College among others. Elozua lives and works in Mountaindale.

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MAKE YOUR WAY TO MOUNTAINDALE

1.5 hours away from GW Bridge and 1.25 hours away from Kingston, NY

FROM NYC: Take George Washington Bridge upper level to Palisades Pkwy (first exit off bridge). As you near end of Palisades Pkwy, stay on left and exit for Rte. 6. which proceeds into a traffic circle. Follow circle and signs for Rte.6 (Rte. 6 goes over a small mountain.) Stay straight and follow signs to Rte.17. Rte. 6 essentially turns into Rte. 17. (approx. 30 min.) Follow Rte. 17 past exit for Wurtsboro/ Ellenville Rte. 209. Exit 112 is about 3 miles down the road saying Mountaindale. Exit on right. (approx. 30 min.) Turn left at T intersection after exit and turn left again at next immediate tee intersection, which is Wurtsboro Mountain Rd. (County Rd. 176) (Sign for Mountaindale). Follow this road about 1.2 miles to first major intersection, which is a Tee-intersection. (Sign for Mountaindale) You can only turn right on County Rd. 56 (Masten Lake Rd) which turns into New Rd. Follow this road about 8 miles until you come to the end of this road at a tee intersection & a stop light in front of Anderman Oil. Turn right. This is Main St. Follow 3 blocks downtown. Go past abandoned school on right, then karate school and bar on right. Opposite the bar is our gallery at 62 Main Street. 6 buildings down from bar, there will be a narrow driveway between 2 buildings on right.  Go down driveway and park in lot on your right. Our building is 29 Main St., a free-standing building.  (approx. 20 min.)

FROM KINGSTON: Take Route 209 to Ellenville. Follow Rte. 209 through Ellenville. about 2 miles down the road is an exit for Spring Glen. Turn right and follow road (Old Rte. 209) until you cross a small bridge. (approx. 60 min.) After the bridge is a tee intersection, turn right. This is Spring Glen Rd. which turns into Mountaindale Rd. (approx. 10 min.) Follow road for 8 miles. You will enter Mountaindale. My studio is at 1 Main St. and the gallery is one block down at 62 Main St.