Garage Gallery is located 1/2 block off of Main Street in Beacon NY on North Elm Street. (To use GPS, enter 11 N. Elm St., Beacon NY—the gallery is directly across the street.)
The gallery is OPEN SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 1–5pm (with opening receptions from 4–7pm on Second Saturdays.)  Also open by weekdays by appointment.

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Opening June 11th
What Memory Holds
Diana Nicholette Jeon 
& Kent Krugh 
June 11–26, 2022
Opening reception, June 11th, 4–7pm
Most of us go about our daily lives simply accepting that we are seeing things as they really are. We open our eyes to the light and “believe” the images that appear before us, rarely thinking about how our brain creates those pictures, or how we are constantly manipulating that process.
When our eyes are young, everything is sharp, and we can choose what to focus on. As age gradually softens the edges, we increasingly rely on memory, not to edit the picture, but to make one. What we see and what we remember are continually intertwining to create our reality. Whether through biology or art, in the absence of detailed descriptions, the mind creates its own, less literal, world.

© Diana Nicholette Jeon

For Diana Nicholette Jeon, the contingency of human vision became apparent when she turned eighteen and her mother was declared “legally blind.” While Jeon, as an artist, increasingly relied on the acuity of her sight, her mother continued to effectively “see” her way through life, despite the ongoing decline in her vision.
Photographing vistas as her mother might have seen them, Jeon created the Legally Blind project as a tribute to her mother’s tenacity. Shot through semitranslucent scrims, the brilliantly colored images glow from within, becoming abstracted landscapes that recall Turner seascapes or a Rothko color field painting. 

© Kent Krugh

At first glance Kent Krugh’s trees also seem softly abstracted. But when looked at more closely, they are etched with precision, created through a process that references how mental images are created over time: Find a memorable tree. Center it in the viewfinder. Circle around it taking 20–30 more frames, each identically composed but from a slightly different angle. Finally, composite them together into a single image.
The resulting portraits are strong yet delicate. There is clarity in the details, a sharpness in the individual frames that only appears blurred because of the layering. Ghost images echo across time—cars and people, hands outstretched, a slatted bench and gravestones—all emerge like lost narratives from another life. 
Garage Gallery is a proud part 
of the Upstate Art Weekend. 
July 22–24
Open 12-5 pm 
Closing weekend May 28/29!
Once Seen
Baju Wijono 
May 14–29, 2022
Opening reception, May 14, 4–7pm
We rely on artists to give form to thoughts and perceptions we can’t put into words, those feelings of both isolation and kinship that punctuate our relationship with the world around us. Whatever gets said later—and there’s usually much to talk about—we cherish work that offers an immediate, silent, human connection, work that offers us one person’s “theory” of the universe, which in turn, can help us understand our own.  
Baju Wijono’s nomadic early life is reflected in his complex visual references, from the elegance and grace of Chinese calligraphy to the dynamic power of expressionist abstractions. Layered spaces grow deep with sometimes exuberant color, yet the mood is often surprisingly somber. Paintings often begin or end in scrims of black, hiding and revealing the way veils do, letting us glimpse a different kind of beauty.  
Buried in Wijono’s biomorphic images are the geometric remnants of mechanical devices, and his gestural brushstrokes trace complex paths with precision. Plant and body parts, identifiable flowers, and possible faces all emerge and become more or less dominant depending on the viewer. All demand to be seen and engaged.
© Baju Wijono
April 2022
Original Species
Laura Gurton &
Daniel Kariko

April 9–May 1, 2022
“Species” is one of those words, like “pornography,” that most people think they understand but for which there is no generally accepted definition. For many of us, it’s simply a case of “I know it when I see it.”  
Since Linnaeus pioneered taxonomy, scientists have used ever-advancing imaging and data-analysis tools to define species by what they look like and how they evolved. But instead of bringing clarity and agreement, the result has often been controversy. The closer we examine organisms, the further we seem from a true understanding. Defining what constitutes a species continues to be not only a science but an art. 
Laura Gurton's paintings move us through space, from explosions in a distant universe to the inner structures of living things. Drops of paint ripple out to create individual cells, which aggregate into tissues suggesting microscopic views of an unknown species. It’s a familiar pattern, like raindrops striking water, but one made unique by her controlled compositions and lush colors.  BIO
The well-known species in Daniel Kariko's photographs live among us in our homes and gardens. Usually too small to attract much notice, insects are among the oldest and most diverse living organisms on the planet. Still recognizable from when they first emerged from the primordial ooze, many are now threatened with extinction, which in turn threatens entire ecosystems. Integrating images from conventional and electron-scanning microscopes, Kariko creates luminous portraits of these extraordinary creatures, hoping to provoke a discussion about their impact on our environment, and ultimately, about our species’ impact on theirs.  BIO

Unknown Species #306 © Laura Gurton

Cuckoo Wasp © Daniel Kariko

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