1053 Main Gallery, Fleishman's, New York
Introducing 1053 Main Gallery in Fleishman's, New York, currently exhibiting paintings by Gary Mayer.
Green Kill is a peer to peer space. It’s mission is to work with the art community to promote greater awareness of artists and art institutions through a peer to peer process of networking. There is a new gallery in the Hudson Valley in Fleishmanns, 1053 Main Gallery, one of a number of art spaces west of the Hudson Valley. A side note, 1053 was the location of the Police Station in the movie “The Dead Never Die.” Currently the Gallery his exhibiting paintings and sculpture by Gary Mayer, a long time supporter, and founding artist of Green Kill.
1053 Main Gallery
1053 Main Gallery is a chic art gallery and event space in Fleischmanns, New York. Opening its doors in July 2021, the gallery has become a hub for artistry from the Catskills region and beyond. The space, with its fresh, open atmosphere, has welcomed artist talks, live musical performances, poetry readings and yoga classes for the community to enjoy.
1053 Main Gallery is currently showing “Falling Forward” by Gary Mayer from January 8th-February 13th. Keep an eye out on the gallery website and social media platforms for upcoming events and exhibitions--the calendar is packed!"
“I have arrived at a new or at least different way of working . I’m trying to express that getting to a fresh place is not a clear path. That there are obstacles to block one to trip over most of all oneself and the comfort of working in a way that feels familiar that gets a fairly certain result. One can of course fall backwards and be in a familiar place but falling forward is arriving in a new spot. During the pandemic I made a lot of large paintings some pretty successful that were based on many drawings I had made for years of forms some wildly different all invented from their source in nature - trees, plants , animals and human but the paintings always maintained a figure ground relationship. Some might call these forms abstract but they were always rooted in a place or ground what was really a landscape setting some sort of sky and a place for the forms to rest or sit upon. I was thinking based on a conversation with a friend that I had never made any fully abstract work I had clung to the figure ground thing. Anyway I made some studies exploring that notion which were made of a web of forms on top of forms including birds and figures and all the shapes I had come up with for years and overlaps and intersections were full of new and unpredictable shapes. I chose new shapes and areas for calligraphic invention and I saw there was a lot of freedom and freshness to it. I didn’t really have any clear notion of what would come out where areas previously I always did. I found this very stimulating and exciting. I’ve been working this way for a year the show is full of these little and not so little adventures…” —Gary Mayer