Hers and His: 25 Years of Art and Marriage

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Hers and His: 25 Years of Art and Marriage

Gallery Show by Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano

“Hers & His: 25 Years of Art & Marriage” Gallery Show by Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano on Display at SUNY Ulster August 31-September 28

 August 15, 2018 – Stone Ridge, NY SUNY Ulster’s Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery will exhibit “Hers & His: 25 Years of Art & Marriage” from August 31-September 28. The show features a selection of works by the artists Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano. The opening reception will be held on August 31st, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Throughout their marriage of 25 years, the artists Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano have produced artwork independently of one another. They are inspired by subject matter connected to natural history and science. After moving to Stone Ridge in 1999, they began cultivating different plants for their art. Now, 20 years later, their interest in plants has grown into a botanical garden and level II arboretum called Hortus Conclusus.

Allyson Levy’s artwork is a reaction to the natural world. Her process begins by collecting different seeds, bark, and flower petals. The process of gathering enough materials to complete a painting can sometimes take years. She tries to build interesting patterns that highlight the small details of the natural material that are often overlooked when viewing that plant in the wild.

Scott Serrano’s artwork is scholarly and idea based. He attempts to create the type of detail found in 18th and 19th century science engravings with colored pen and ink drawings, building the drawing slowly by layering one dot at a time.

The Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery is located in Vanderlyn Hall 265 on SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge Campus. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed on college holidays. Contact Gallery Coordinator Suzy Jeffers by phone at 845-687-5113 or email her at jefferss@sunyulster.edu for more information.   

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