Lependorf/Shire, Trent Miller & Deborah Zlotsky

Reception: Saturday July 15 from 6 to 8pm

July 13, 2006 through August 13, 2006

July 13 – August 13 2006
>Reception – Saturday July 15 from 6 to 8pm

>Lependorf & Shire
>Trent Miller
>Deborah Zlotsky
with sculpture by Phyllis Palmer
>Carrie Haddad Gallery is proud to present new photographs by Lependorf & Shire along with paintings by gallery newcomers Trent Miller and Deborah Zlotsky. The exhibit will run from July 13 through August 13, 2006 and an opening reception for the artists will be held on Saturday July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

>Stan Shire & Shelly Lependorf have been collaborating on photographic works for the past three years. Their current series evolves from an inner response to light and spatial content of the terrain that generates an illusion of reality. What is real and that which is elusive forms a place to experience the newly formed connection. Working with a sense of the textural elements of the landscape, they transport them toward a modality that morphs into the final imagery. Of the work Lependorf states, “We begin with a classical foundation based on traditional landscape painting and photography. Playing to the horizon, as the place of change, is the transformational zone. Finding this point of subtle transition is left to the viewer.”
>Trent Miller’s primary material for his work is derived from his life.  His recent paintings have portrayed nighttime scenes, particularly interiors with window views. Miller states, “I like the idea of a painting that feels as if you are entering a dark place where your eyes must adjust to the atmosphere and space.  I am thinking of this darkness as I move around the interior of the canvas and find my way through the objects in the paintings. I’m interested in how objects seem to meld together at night and the spaces that exist between these objects/forms.” This is his first show at the Carrie Haddad Gallery.
>Also new to the gallery is painter Deborah Zlotsky who will be showing intimate still lifes containing imagery from a variety of sources – art history, contemporary art, and everyday objects. Zlotsky’s book series pays homage to artists who have had a profound effect on her. She explains, “By painting the reproduction, I placed the work in the context I had experienced it (in mediated images such as books and catalogs), hoping to reveal both the intensity and inadequacy of such an experience.”

>Carrie Haddad Gallery is located at 622 Warren Street, Hudson, NY. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday from 11am to 5pm. For more information please call 518.828.1915 or visit the gallery online at www.carriehaddadgallery.com

Lependorf + Shire

Phyllis Palmer