For Immediate Release
Contact: Sam Woolcott or Poe Dismuke at the SAM*POE Gallery, 520-236-9523 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: “From Brooklyn to Bisbee,” a new show featuring the work of Scott Williams and Judith Stone, two New York artists with ties to Cochise County.
WHERE: The SAM*POE Gallery, 24 Main Street, Bisbee, AZ
WHEN: January 7 through January 21, 2018. Reception for the artists at the gallery on Saturday, January 13.
ADMISSION PRICE: Nothing, nada, gratis, free
Two New York artists with ties to Cochise County are featured in “From Brooklyn to Bisbee,” the new show at the SAM*POE Gallery, 24 Main St., Bisbee, AZ, opening January 7, 2018.
Scott Williams, an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, is an award-winning plein air painter who works exclusively from observation: He executes his landscapes on site, from conception to completion. Whether he’s rendering a New York City industrial district, an abandoned mine pit, or the Chiricahua Desert, Williams finds beauty in the ordinary, brilliantly capturing light, place, time, atmosphere and history.
Judith Stone creates mixed media collages made mostly from found materials--say, the linen backing of a Chinese screen procured from a Brooklyn stoop sale, a student essay written in Hindi tossed onto the ground outside a village school in India, or an oddly marked stick from the high-desert borderlands where she is a frequent visitor. Stone, a MacDowell fellow, constructs her visions from contrasting and diverse elements bringinging them together in a manner that provokes individual interpretation while preserving a positive visual experience.
The SAM*POE Gallery opened in 2006 by husband and wife artists Poe Dismuke (kinetic sculptures and tabletop contraptions) and Sam Woolcott (paintings, drawings, and prints). On February 1st, 2018, the SAM*POE Gallery will be moving from Main Street to 33 Subway Street, an up and coming district in Old Bisbee. “From Brooklyn to Bisbee” will be the final show at the Main Street location. For more about the show, the relocation, and other SAM*POE doings, visit www.sampoegallery.com.