Artistic Legacies and Zen Sanctuary

August 27 - November 5, 2022

Memory of Autumn

Memory of Autumn

2016

Ink, Walnut Ink and Color on Paper

29 x 31 in.

These three related exhibitions, guest curated by Lucy Krupenye, celebrate the artistic accomplishments of three  generations of Lucy Krupenye’s creative family.


Artistic Legacies: The Krupenye Family


The story begins with an historical tribute to Berta Gladstone, owner in the 1960s of the nationally recognized Gladstone Galleries in Woodstock, NY, which created an environment of professionalism in the pursuit of ideas and aesthetics outside major city centers. Artists who exhibited at Gladstone Galleries simultaneously showed their art at such noted institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C; and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Berta Gladstone’s legacy was continued by her daughter Grace Gladstone Krupenye and granddaughter Lucy Krupenye, both of whom became respected professional artists.

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Samurai

Grace Gladstone Krupenye

collage: paper, watercolor, metal

24 x 22 in.

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Samurai

Grace Gladstone Krupenye

collage: paper, watercolor, metal

24 x 22 in.

Grace Gladstone Krupenye (1927-2021), Life Through Her Eyes
Hays Gallery

 

Grace Krupenye, Berta’s daughter and Lucy’s mother, participated in several exhibitions at the Hammond Museum during her long career. The works in this memorial show include collages and paintings from several different series. Made over the decades, these works were previously
displayed at the Katonah Museum of Art, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, and the National Museum of Design in New York City, among others.


“The Colors of Time: Our lives are shaped by events, experiences and emotions which influence our development and create a continuum of the colors of life’s journey.”
-Grace Gladstone Krupenye

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Zen Altar

Lucy Krupenye

metal, stone, bone, twine

36 x 16 in.

Lucy Krupenye, An Artist’s Journey

Goelet Gallery


A career sampling of several series by Lucy Krupenye, Grace’s daughter, represents her responses to familial influences. Lucy’s found metal, stone, wood, and bone assemblages search for harmony among diverse elements, much like the human condition.


Inspired by nature, music, and the world around her, the artist works to create beauty, peace, and tranquility. Her creations range from under 1 foot to over 6 feet tall—these smaller works, scaled to fit in the vitrines, retain the same organic, multicultural symbolism, and strength that permeates all her creations.

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Lucy Blue

Nancy Woodward

digital photography archival pigment print on heavy cotton rag

340 x 40 in.

Zen Sanctuary

Guild Hall Gallery


Continuing in her grandmother’s creative footsteps, Lucy Krupenye has curated a peaceful and meditative atmosphere in the Hammond Museum’s Guild Hall Gallery.


Krupenye has gathered together from across the Northeast works of 23 artists who share her philosophical and aesthetic vision for creating art that can serve as guides toward peace and transcendence both in our inner and outer environments. This exhibition inspires introspection and can point the 
viewer to the many paths of different meditative states. Each artist’s contribution offers his/her take, using many different artistic styles and materials, on what creates or inspires calmness, introspection, quiet, and observation.


According to Krupenye, “We are living in extremely difficult times, and I have created a Zen Sanctuary so visitors can have a tranquil escape from the world and be surrounded by peace, calm, and beauty.”

Exhibiting Artists:
-Vincent Baldassano
-Michael Brennecke
-Miggs Burroughs
-Randi Jane Davis
-David Dunlop
-Jeanine Esposito
-Tracy Hambley
-Sara Harris
-Mary Ellen Hendricks
-Mindy Horn
-Nash Hyon

-Cate M. Leach
-Robert Lenz
-Susan Lloyd
-Janice Mauro
-Nancy Moore
-Erin Nazzaro
-Melissa Newman
-Linda Puiatti
-Katherine Ross
-Ellen Schiffman
-Laura Spector
-Nancy Woodward

Samurai.jpg

Samurai

Grace Gladstone Krupenye

collage: paper, watercolor, metal

24 x 22 in.

Grace Gladstone Krupenye (1927-2021), Life Through Her Eyes
Hays Gallery

 

Grace Krupenye, Berta’s daughter and Lucy’s mother, participated in several exhibitions at the Hammond Museum during her long career. The works in this memorial show include collages and paintings from several different series. Made over the decades, these works were previously
displayed at the Katonah Museum of Art, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, and the National Museum of Design in New York City, among others.


“The Colors of Time: Our lives are shaped by events, experiences and emotions which influence our development and create a continuum of the colors of life’s journey.”
-Grace Gladstone Krupenye

IMG_7028.jpg

Zen Altar

Lucy Krupenye

metal, stone, bone, twine

36 x 16 in.

NCWoodward_LucyBlue.JPG

Lucy Blue

Nancy Woodward

digital photography archival pigment print on heavy cotton rag

340 x 40 in.

Lucy Krupenye, An Artist’s Journey

Goelet Gallery


A career sampling of several series by Lucy Krupenye, Grace’s daughter, represents her responses to familial influences. Lucy’s found metal, stone, wood, and bone assemblages search for harmony among diverse elements, much like the human condition.


Inspired by nature, music, and the world around her, the artist works to create beauty, peace, and tranquility. Her creations range from under 1 foot to over 6 feet tall—these smaller works, scaled to fit in the vitrines, retain the same organic, multicultural symbolism, and strength that permeates all her creations.

Zen Sanctuary

Guild Hall Gallery


Continuing in her grandmother’s creative footsteps, Lucy Krupenye has curated a peaceful and meditative atmosphere in the Hammond Museum’s Guild Hall Gallery.


Krupenye has gathered together from across the Northeast works of 23 artists who share her philosophical and aesthetic vision for creating art that can serve as guides toward peace and transcendence both in our inner and outer environments. This exhibition inspires introspection and can point the 
viewer to the many paths of different meditative states. Each artist’s contribution offers his/her take, using many different artistic styles and materials, on what creates or inspires calmness, introspection, quiet, and observation.


According to Krupenye, “We are living in extremely difficult times, and I have created a Zen Sanctuary so visitors can have a tranquil escape from the world and be surrounded by peace, calm, and beauty.”

Exhibiting Artists:
-Vincent Baldassano
-Michael Brennecke
-Miggs Burroughs
-Randi Jane Davis
-David Dunlop
-Jeanine Esposito
-Tracy Hambley
-Sara Harris
-Mary Ellen Hendricks
-Mindy Horn
-Nash Hyon

-Cate M. Leach
-Robert Lenz
-Susan Lloyd
-Janice Mauro
-Nancy Moore
-Erin Nazzaro
-Melissa Newman
-Linda Puiatti
-Katherine Ross
-Ellen Schiffman
-Laura Spector
-Nancy Woodward

This exhibition presents paintings and calligraphy in the Chinese tradition by Wang Mansheng that explore the spirit of the natural world and venture into contemporary meaning. Divided into three parts, the show includes landscape paintings and calligraphy in Guild Hall, colorful paintings of lotus in the Hays Gallery, and a selection of album paintings and artist’s tools in the central Goelet Gallery.

 

Several programs will accompany the exhibition:

 

The Chinese painting tradition spans three thousand years and is the visual component of one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures. Throughout history, Chinese paintings have transmitted the spirit of the landscape, expressed what was understood as human civility and virtue, and captured the transitory but magnificent beauty of nature. China’s visual arts, particularly paintings and calligraphy, have always been intimately intertwined with the country’s sophisticated literary, philosophical, social, and historical traditions.

 

As Chinese painting continues to evolve in response to contemporary realities, few are better able to forge this path of development than Wang Mansheng. Steeped deeply and broadly in China’s classical arts, Mansheng is also a global citizen fully engaged in today’s world. His paintings at once speak to the concerns and sensibilities of viewers now, throughout the world, and are inspired by China’s vibrant past.

This exhibition juxtaposes the traditional and contemporary in multiple ways. In pre-modern times, the concept of “cloud travel” (yunyou in Mandarin Chinese) was largely associated

with the wanderings of sages and immortals. In this way, yunyou paintings embodied notions of spirituality and aimlessness and were connected with Daoism, Buddhism, and folk beliefs. Drawing on the contemporary use of the word “cloud” for online data storage, the term yunyou has now taken on a new connotation of travel through the internet. In this exhibition, Wang Mansheng explores both meanings of yunyou and thereby, creates a dynamic and timely bridge between China’s past and our own day.

Wang Mansheng was born in Taiyuan in 1962 and started studying traditional painting and calligraphy, largely independently, from a young age. After attaining a degree in Chinese classics from Fudan University in Shanghai, he directed and produced documentary programs at China Central Television. Wang moved to Dobbs Ferry in 1996 and turned his focus to calligraphy and painting. His influences include traditional Chinese literati art, Buddhist art, and, more recently, the Hudson Valley. He uses non-traditional materials such as reeds from the Hudson River and homemade ink made from black walnuts. The artist’s works have been exhibited in China in Beijing, Shanghai and Shanxi province, as well as in the United States, including at the Brooklyn Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Huntington Art Museum, and Connecticut College.

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PROUD TO BE SUPPORTED BY

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