Crowell Gallery presents paintings, monotypes by Rosenfeld
“Between Earth and Sky” by Claire Rosenfeld.

Crowell Gallery presents paintings, monotypes by Rosenfeld

NEWFANE — For the month of October, Crowell Gallery presents “Between Earth and Sky,” paintings and monotypes by Claire Rosenfeld. An artist reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Moore Free Library, 23 West St.

Rosenfeld's figurative expressionist paintings and prints explore landscape in expansive and dramatic settings.

Influenced by strong light on land forms, they reveal specific moments in time and place, according to a news release. “Inspired by observation of mountains, waterfalls and other natural phenomena, the work also draws upon memory and invention.”

Occasionally, figures and horses appear in the landscape, relating the gestures of human and animal life to the visual rhythms of nature. Several of the works take the form of diptychs or triptychs.

The monotypes (singular hand-painted prints), in both ink and encaustic (wax), include images of the California fires and the Kilauea volcano eruptions in Hawaii. Additionally, there are several still-life paintings with flowers.

Based in New York City, Rosenfeld has traveled widely and received inspiration from indigenous cultures worldwide. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.

Solo exhibits include Museo de la Ciudad (Queretaro, Mexico), the Painting Center, Prince Street Gallery, and Kanner-Kurzon Gallery in New York.

Group shows include: Lori Bookstein Gallery, Broome Street Gallery, Parsons School of Design, Grey Gallery, and Silvermine Guild Arts Center in the U.S., as well as Generator Gallery and Rae Miller Gallery (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), and La Galeria, (Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic).

Rosenfeld received an MFA from Queens College, CUNY, a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and studied at the New York Studio School.

She has been awarded artist residencies at Fundación Valparaiso (Spain), Fundación Central Cultural (Dominican Republic), Michael Karolyi Foundation (France), MacDowell Colony, Ossabaw Island Project, the Cummington Community of the Arts and many other arts organizations.

The gallery is open during library hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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