03 Sep Scheherazade
From September 3 through October 23, BCB ART will feature the exhibit Scheherazade, a cycle of lyrical abstract paintings by Antonio Alvarez.
In these new paintings, Alvarez has garnered inspiration from both One Thousand and One Nights—tales of the legendary storyteller Scheherazade to the Persian Sultan Shahrayar—and the symphonic narrative of the honored classical composer Nikolai Rimsky–Korsakov.
The paintings are overwhelmingly focused on the night sky, like the starry and limpid nights that Scheherazade evoked to lull Shahrayar into sleep. The diptych canvases themselves suggest the metaphor of an open book and, as such, give us an entrance into a separate, fictional reality. Here we can stroll, envisioning a passionate night sky or our own personal tale of ‘once upon a time, very, very long ago…’
A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, September 3, from 6-8 pm.
Also on view will be a selection of gallery artists including work by Richard Butler, John Foxx, Jim Goss, Lynn Itzkowitz, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and others.
BCB ART is located at 116 Warren Street in Hudson, New York. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12-6 pm, and by appointment.
For further information, please contact the gallery at: 518-828-4539.