Water is Everything
to Jan 13

Water is Everything

Water is Everything

Judith Belzer
Cheryl Molnar
Shannon Rankin
Joseph Smolinski

Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 18, 3-5pm


November 18, 2017 - January 16, 2018


Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA


Thursdays 12-4pm and by appointment: 
call or text 617-835-8255.

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Drive-by Projects is pleased to present Water is Everything, an exhibition of paintings by Judith Belzer and Cheryl Molnar, and works on paper by Joseph Smolinski and Shannon Rankin.

"Water is vital for our existence. Not only do we drink it for survival, the majority of the human body is also composed of water. The earth's weather patterns are closely linked to water too, as they are determined by the complex patterns of changes and movement of water in the atmosphere." 
From the website Readworks.org, intended as educational material for 8th grade students.

Joseph Smolinski's work examines human interventions in the landscape. His Open Water series looks at our dependence on water and the potential energy it holds. Considering current events, these bodies of water hold the capacity for innovation or tragedy. A phosphorescent glow illuminates Smolinski's beautifully articulated seascapes to create images that are simultaneously seductive and ominous.

Judith Belzer continues her exploration of water infrastructure and how it reflects the impact of human activity on the global landscape with her paintings of the Hoover and Glen Canyon dams. Built to last 750-1000 years, they will most likely outlive their utility on account of water scarcity caused by climate change. Belzer sees the dams as "beautiful, iconic forms that will most likely endure as monuments to our American hubris and greed."

Cheryl Molnar's collaged paintings depict fictional landscapes inspired by locations that Molnar has visited. In Cliffside, the ghostly image of acontemporary house rests precariously atop a weather-worn bluff. Though no water is visible, the effects of unchecked clearing of the land for development are apparent in the eroded cliff as the house balances on the edge of oblivion.

Shannon Rankin addresses the crisis of slowly melting artic glaciers with her Earth Embroideries. Satellite views of artic landscapes are transcribed with thread onto paper, re-forming that vast terrain into something that can be held in ones hand. Rankin's slow methodical stitching process alludes to glacial time and, hopefully, mindful mending.

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Structuring Our Habitat
to Nov 12

Structuring Our Habitat

333 Earle Ovington Blvd.
Uniondale, N.Y. 11553
Across from the Nassau Coliseum
(Open 9 am – 6:30 pm, Mon. – Fri.)

Structuring Our Habitat

July 17 – Nov. 12, 2017
Colin Goldberg
Cheryl Molnar
Jason Paradis

Curated by Dawn Lee
For more information, contact Dawn Lee, Director/Curator: www.dawnleeart@gmail.com

Please join us for a special reception, Sunday, Sept. 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

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Instillation shots at Omni Gallery

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Cheryl Molnar: Unnatural Landscapes March 07 - August 27, 2017
to Aug 27

Cheryl Molnar: Unnatural Landscapes March 07 - August 27, 2017

Tearoom | Wave Hill House
March 07–August 27, 2017


Brooklyn-based artist Cheryl Molnar’s collage paintings are representations of fantastical, natural spaces in relationship to urban architectural forms. Molnar’s process involves lathering wood panels in oil, then etching and collaging them with manipulated and superimposed images. The technique involves layering painted paper and photographs of natural landscapes and jutting urban monumental fixtures. The scenery is cut-up and altered using long slivers of mixed papers that reference humanity’s inflicted alterations of nature. In a mosaic-like configuration they reveal vibrantly chopped asymmetrical forms simulating a surreal, transcendental world. There is a sense of depth, multi-dimensionality and rigidity in the composition that highlights the human/non-human divisions in nature. Superimposed skyscrapers and steel structures evoke hyperbolic fantasies of reimagined spaces, illuminating the charm of a utopic, idealized, urban wilderness. A 2014 Winter Workspace artist, Molnar drew inspiration from the Hudson River, Wave Hill’s greenhouses, national parks, suburban settings and lush, green spaces throughout the United States. The Headquarters and Rollercoaster images are indicative of the ominous but seductive pull of the looming burden of urban development. Inspired by Wave Hill’s Conservatory, Green Houseoffers an optimistic possibility for greenhouse architecture. Weeping Willowreferences an overlook above Wave Hill’s Conifer Slope.

Molnar received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; The Islip Art Museum, Long Island, NY; and General Electric Headquarters, Fairfield, CT. Molnar recently participated in the Fire Island National Seashore Artist-in-Residence Program in Watch Hill, NY, and in residencies at Wave Hill, Smack Mellon and Weir Farm Art Center in Wilton, CT.

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Works on / With Paper
to Oct 17

Works on / With Paper

Historically, paper works with mixed media have taken the form of various dimensional and decorative objects. Especially in Asia, there are many artifacts with paper as a basis; lanterns (with bamboo), shoji screens (with wood), dolls, toys, and vessel forms (paper mache), kites, calligraphy and so forth. Paper making itself is a venerated and nuanced art form in Japan. In this exhibition, we are excited to present a contemporary approach to paper by five selected artists with compliment from the Concepto Collection: 

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Morgan Fine Arts Building Open Studios 2015
2:00 PM14:00

Morgan Fine Arts Building Open Studios 2015

The Morgan Fine Arts & Film Center Presents:
August 22, 2015 2PM-10PM
649 Morgan Avenue. Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

BTW MY STUDIO IS AIR CONDITIONED! The Morgan Fine Arts & Film Center is pleased to announce its 13th annual Open Studios, to be held on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. From 2pm to 10pm, over 20 separate studios on five floors will be open to the public, displaying fine art in a multitude of mediums including painting, sculpture, silk screening, jewelry-design, illustration, photography, animation, ceramics, and film.

Located at 649 Morgan Avenue at Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, The Morgan Fine Arts Building houses a large concentration of working artist studios, as well as a multitude of local, creative-based businesses that call the building home.

Open beer and wine bar throughout the day! Free livery service available to and from the Bedford L & Nassau G stations by calling 917.747.0348.

This year’s featured artist is Jack Early, who began his art career in the late 1980s as one-half of the duo Pruitt-Early and has since focused on his career as a solo artist in a variety of mediums. Other participating artists and businesses include:

The Black City Group
Cheryl Molnar
Constanza Moyano-Schmidt
Daniel Maidman
Darcy Briks
Ebru Yildiz & Mitchell King / Brooklyn Grain
Ed Heck
Edwin Vera
Elias Gurrola
Graham Pollack
I Still Love You NYC
Jim D’Amato
Laura Lombardi
Lee O’Connor
Linda Smyth
Love Child Studios
Mojo Video Tech
Paul O’Connor
Sebastien Coles
Stephanie Swart
Tyrone Christopher
You And Yours Fine Vintage

Come join us in this celebration of the local arts community!

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to May 5


Please join me in supporting Smack Mellon and the work they do to support artists and provide free education programs for NYC students. I have donated an artwork to help raise money at their benefit on May 2nd.

Purchase a ticket to the Smack Mellon benefit and you and your guest will attend the best Derby Party outside Louisville!  Each ticket also guarantees 1 artwork.  Guests bet on horses, which determines the order in which the artwork is selected. This is the best benefit in NYC and it supports a stellar non-profit art organization. Click on the image to read more about the event, see all the available artwork and purchase tickets.


This is the piece I have for auction! Don't miss the opportunity to get this and other great art for a great price and a great cause!
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Greenpoint Open Studios
to Oct 5

Greenpoint Open Studios

  Greenpoint Open Studios | Oct. 3-5 2014

GOS is back and better than ever! Greenpoint Open Studios is an annual event during which artists open their studios to visitors in order to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community in North Brooklyn. Join our mailing list, and stay updated on the event! 

This year, GOS will happen during the weekend of October 3-5, 2014.

Artists and art-lovers, please join our mailing list here so you can stay updated on this amazing Fall 2014 event. Greenpoint artists, we want you! There is no fee to participate, so submit your information here. The deadline to enter is August 31, 2014. 

Event Organizers contact: artsingreenpoint@gmail.com

Project Manager: Jen Galatioto (Greenpointers.com)
Website, Artist Outreach: Lia Post (Fowler Arts + Greenpoint Gallery Night)
Artist Outreach, Volunteer Coordinator: Eric Lee Bowman (artist, ericleebowman.com)
Graphic Design: Libby VanderPloeg (libbyvanderploeg.com)

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