AT THE RIVERFRONT LIBRARY
“GAZING & GLIMPSING”
Artist: Richard Bonomo
August 8 - September 4, 2014
The collection of work on display in this show presents a fairly complete survey of Richard Bonomo's paintings for the past two dozen years. Mr. Bonomo loves to paint people: in portraits; in figure studies; and particularly, in groups. He looks for people engaged in an activity that reveals aspects of our common humanity. His paintings often explore the boundary between our civilized and animal selves. There are also a few landscape paintings that show the fleeting effects of light on the environment. Mr. Bonomo believes the artist's job is to have an experience, extract the significant aspects of that experience, and re-create it in a way that might resonate with others.
Mr. Bonomo will give a public artist's talk about his work on Thursday, September 4 at 6:30pm in the library.
CURRENT EXHIBIT in ATRIUM:
Artist: Marie Brooks
August 4 - 29, 2014
“14 SMILES,” a multi-media exhibition of artwork by Marie Brooks will be displayed in the Atrium of the Riverfront Library and will feature drawings, photographs and sculptures.
Marie Brooks moved from Washington DC to New York in 1981. Included in the exhibition is a portrait of her created by an artist who worked on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The portrait was created in 1981 during the time of the transitional move to New York and is included in the exhibition because of the vague smile. The smile theme is carry over in the title and the exhibition is a collection of works created between 1981 and 2014.
The Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.
The mission of the Art Gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high-caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee appointed by the library director.
Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to firstname.lastname@example.org . Application packages may be addressed to:
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701. Applications should include:
• Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
• Artist’s C.V.
• Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.