Stanley Boxer: Born in New York City, Stanley Boxer was a natural draftsman but began formal art training after leaving the Navy at the end of World War II, when his brother persuaded him to take classes at the Art Students League. He was immediately drawn to painting and stayed with it for nearly five decades. A prolific and tireless worker, Boxer was in the studio seven days a week, preferred the term “practitioner” to “artist” and routinely rotated his attention among several media, including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. At one point he caught the eye of critic Clement Greenberg, and was lumped in with the “colorfield” painters whom Greenberg championed. Boxer himself was adamant in rejecting this stylistic label. Over the years he remained loyal to the materially dense abstract mode on which his reputation rested. Having exhibited widely, Stanley Boxer’s works are in the permanent collections of the prestigious Tate Gallery, London, the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York.
Joyce Weinstein: A respected veteran of the New York Abstract Expressionist explosion of the 1950’s, Joyce Weinstein continues to paint vibrant works in her Upstate studio. Although her paintings are abstract, Weinstein says she paints what she sees around her. The sources she draws from are elements of the beautiful countryside, the “rolling hills, mountains and distant views, and the ever changing sky.” Add to that the “nearby fields, woods and streams, old barns, haystacks, weeds and flowers – everything.”
Her work often employs a somewhat calligraphic symbolism. Joyce Weinstein has been featured in one-artist exhibitions across North America and Europe. Weinstein's artworks are represented in permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and the Centre de Creacio Contemporia Museum, Barcelona, Spain. Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th 6pm - 9pm.