Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter Break!

With the end of "The Model is Closing", we're on winter break!   We're working on our 2011 gallery schedule, and look forward to posting it in early January.  In the meantime, the gallery is still open by appointment...just give us a call or drop us a line.  We have a mix of paintings on display, from the last show, our inventory of Berkshire landscapes, and some other great stuff.  We'd love to see you, so please drop by whenever sipping cognac by the fire gets too tiresome! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fun feature in Berkshires Now!

Our pals, Steve Gabe and Anne Paule Picker run this excellent website, Berkshires Now, which mostly features their totally fun take on Berkshires restaurant reviews.  But occasionally, they stray from their main mission and give their readers a heads up about other cultural goings-on.  They talk about studio21south  in this article about the Berkshire art and gallery scene.  Somewhere on their website, we hear there's also a video of Thor and Jaye, co-directors of studio21south, chatting about restaurant recommendations.  But you'll have to find that yourself! 
That's Steve and Anne on the right, at the opening reception for ''The Model is Posing'', along with some friends.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

North Adams Open Studios this weekend!

North Adams Open Studios includes art galleries as well as studios, and as a working studio / fine art gallery, studio21south is a bit of both!  Come visit us, Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th, 10am-6pm.

In our main gallery, our contemporary figure show, "The Model is Posing" is on view, and there's landscapes, interiors, and more on view in the hall gallery.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us!

aww...remember when? that's Karen Kane, hanging her work for our first show!

How time flies.  We've been the Berkshires' northernmost art gallery for a whole year now!  It's been a blast putting together these exhibits, and sharing the work of our amazing contemporary realist and abstract artists with all of you. And, what better way to celebrate than with another opening!  Come by today for the opening of our fifth show, "The Model is Posing", 3-7pm!

nice tushi, Eric Michelson!  stunning drawings in "The Model is Posing"

Good times!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

"The Model is Posing" opens October 9!

Thor Wickstrom
The next show in the gallery looks at the long-lived and very-much-alive tradition of working from the model in the studio.  We'll be posting artists' work throughout the month!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Last two days for "Re/Imaging New York"!

"Cement Park, the Bronx" Valeri Larko

The gallery will be open Sunday, 9/5 and Monday, Labor Day, 9/6.   Last chance to see "Re/Imaging New York", featuring paintings and drawings by Jaye Fox, Valeri Larko, Eric March and Thor Wickstrom.
"Queens Boulevard" Eric March

Saturday, August 28, 2010

one painting's journey from a Brooklyn street to a North Adams gallery

One thing the painters in "Re/Imaging New York" (and, come to think of it, all of our other shows...) have in common is a tendency to paint on site. Along the way, they occasionally meet interesting people, mostly forklift drivers. Last week, however, Jaye Fox was working on a late addition to the gallery, and a Williamsburg art blogger snapped a shot of the infant piece, here, re-posted entirely without permission from it's original source at : The final piece, "Landmark",  is the iconic Russian Orthodox church that presides over this little corner of Brooklyn.

It's conceived as a wry companion piece to "What Smell?", of the digester eggs at the Greenpoint sewage treatment plant, featured in an earlier post. Here's an installation shot of the two together:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Re/Imaging New York, open through September 6, 2010

We're pleased that the show has been so well-received!  Come visit us 12-5 on Saturdays, 10-1 on Sundays, or anytime by appointment or chance.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Re/Imaging New York" Opening Today, 7/31, from 3-7!

Contemporary realism by Valeri Larko, Eric March, Jaye Fox and Thor Wickstrom.  Exploring the fringes of New York City.  Same place as always, 189 Beaver St. a.k.a. Route 8, North Adams. Come see! 

Thor Wickstrom "Big Sky Country"
Jaye Fox, "What Smell?"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

LAST CHANCE for "Common Places", Featuring Julia Morgan-Leamon

This is the last weekend for "Common Places", a show celebrating painterly moments in everyday places.  It's been terrific to welcome new artists to show in the gallery, among them Julia Morgan-Leamon.  Julia's free, painterly style is really something that has to be seen in person, and savored a bit.  Confident, direct brushstrokes anchor her work in realism, but also imbue her ordinary subjects with an almost spiritual overtone. Her paintings shimmer with life.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Featured Artist: Henry Buerckholtz

Although his home base is in Greenwich Village, Henry Buerckholtz has an affinity for capturing rural roadside America.  His depictions of working farms in the Pioneer Valley (Massachusetts), Ocala (Florida), Long Island and North Carolina honor the particular characteristics of each place, yet manage to feel recognizable and familiar.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Featured Artist: Bob Lafond

Robert Henri Lafond's vibrant pastels stand out with their direct and bold strokes.  Bob is always outdoors, sketching directly from nature, on-site.  He finishes the work in the studio, sometimes recombining compositional elements before completing the piece.  These paintings are rooted in traditional pastel techniques, but their brilliance and directness make them something special.  (and did we mention that they're surprisingly affordable?  and of course, free to look, so come on by and see us!) 
It's also notable that one of us is cynically scornful of "barn pictures", but finds that Bob's graphic treatment and forceful compositions lend a fresh perspective to this familiar subject mattter.

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Re/Imaging New York"

July 31-September 6
Opening: July 31, 3-7pm
New York City has long been a rich source of inspiration for artists, but as artists move their homes and studios deeper into the outer boroughs, representations of the City as subject also changes. Years from now, will the soaring train trestles of South Brooklyn and the neon billboard jumble of Queens appear as iconic as the Manhattan skyline?  Featuring Eric March, Jaye Fox, Thor Wickstrom, and other artists to be named.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Schedule

We are pleased to announce the summer schedule for studio21south. Note our Tanglewood Season hours: Sat.; 1-5, Sun., 10am-1pm, most weekdays by appointment or by chance.  Longer hours will be posted for Solid Sound Aug. 13-15, and other MassMoCA events. Please check back or follow our feed & facebook page for more details about each of these exciting shows!

"Common Places" June 26-July 25th:

Local and regional artists engaged in the longstanding artistic tradition of finding visual poetry in the everyday. We are especially pleased to introduce two new gallery artists, Julia Morgan-Leamon and Robert Henri Lafond*.     
Julia Morgan-Leamon, "Play Station"

Opening June 26th, 3-7pm

Bob Lafond, "Field, Luce Road, Williamstown"

*actually, Bob's quite an unpretentious fellow, but we can't resist spelling out his whole name.

"Re/Imaging New York" July 31-September 6
Opening: July 31, 3-7pm

end.JPGNew York City has long been a rich source of inspiration for artists, but as artists move their homes and studios deeper into the outer boroughs, representations of the City as subject also changes. Years from now, will the soaring train trestles of South Brooklyn and the neon billboard jumble of Queens appear as iconic as the Manhattan skyline?  Featuring Eric March, Jaye Fox, Thor Wickstrom, and other artists to be named later. Berkshire landscapes will also be on view in the rear gallery.

Jaye Fox, "Sidewalk's End"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring break!

studio21south is on temporary hiatus between shows.  Look for regular gallery hours to resume with "Spring Thaw" in early May.  Our summer shows will be "Common Places", showcasing interiors and landscapes, opening June 26th, and "Re/Imaging New York", featuring emerging icons of "New Art City", opening July 31st.  Enjoy your spring, and see you soon!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Featured artist: Rodney Wilkinson

Coming in from the cold is a welcome refuge, but that clear, sharp air sometimes seems to follow you indoors.  These interiors capture that tentative balance between inside and outside space.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

What kind of a Snow Show would we be if we let a little white stuff stop us?  We'll be open regular hours this weekend, Friday 6-9, Sat. & Sun. 12-4.  If those times don't work, shoot us an e-mail or give a call, we're around, and happy to welcome you at your convenience. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Featured Artist: Jaye Fox

Familiar views sometimes suggest a graphic idea which begs to be painted.  These landscapes demonstrate how painterly interpretation and composition can add depth and emotional resonance beyond what one can expect from a literal depiction or photograph.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Snow Show hours

If you haven't made it by yet, The Snow Show will be up through March 14th, open Saturday and Sunday from noon-4, and also Friday night "cocktail hours" from 6-9pm.  If those don't work for you, we're happy to arrange an appointment, or you can just stop by if you're in the area and take your chances.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Opening night!

Most of the artists were on hand, including John Leavey, Karen Kane, Rodney Wilkinson (who's  also the man-behind-the-camera for these pix.  Thanks, Rodney!) and Karen Walter  Franks Bruckmann and Curran got an excused absence, since they're off painting on Monhegan.  We're jealous, but warm.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

scenes from a soft opening, Friday, Feb 12.

Thanks for stopping by, all!  Opening tonight, 6-9pm, and we (and the Snow Show) will be here all month....