Green Kill 2020 December Art Exhibition

The December Art Exhibition features Scott Michael Ackerman, Dorothea Osborn, and Lynne Stone.

The December Art Exhibition features Scott Michael Ackerman, Dorothea Osborn, and Lynne Stone, The exhibition opens on December 5, 5-7 PM, and will be on display from Saturday, December 5 to Saturday, December 28, 2020.

New Normal health concerns are a primary. The customary Green Kill opening of beverages with finger foods will be covered for protection. If you wish to come on opening day, please understand that 10 people are permitted in the gallery at one time, that all attendees must were face masks, and we will us a “Non-Contact Infrared Digital Thermometer” and “Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Level Monitor” for screening. There were be outside seating for your convenience. Green Kill is equipped with a heat pump so the air is constantly refreshed and the space is, as always, sanitized. 

Scott Ackerman

Scott Ackerman, “The Burning of Kingston,” Acrylic, spray paint, and oil sticks on canvas, 60” x 48", $4,500

Scott Michael Ackerman is a self-taught artist from upstate New York. Although he is not one for labels, Ackerman is known as an ‘Outsider’ artist because his unconventional and primitive approach to painting rejects the boundaries of traditional culture. Rather than start with a blank canvas, Ackerman prefers to use ‘found objects’ with rough character such as old wood, windows, and doors to help inspire him. Also unique to Ackerman’s personal style is his playful use of words in his artwork. His paintings are celebrated for being honest, raw, and relatable.  

Currently living in Kingston, New York, Scott Michael Ackerman resides in an old church that also serves as his studio/gallery space. 

Dorothea Osborn

Ms. Osborn is a visual artist, from a miniscule rural town in upstate NY, currently living and working just outside of Albany, NY, in an area called: ‘Trollsville”.Under a bridge and next to a creek.   Ms. Osborn’s recent body of work ranges from hybrid pieces, using oils, mixed media and sculptural materials. She generally commences a piece by using imagery from life or memory of everyday experiences while also incorporating themes of spirituality, dichotomies, time, and the Anthropocene. Consequently, her work blurs the boundaries of representation and abstraction. 

Dorothea Osborn received her MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz, Magna cum Laude. She has exhibited at the University of Michigan, Albany Center Gallery, The Fountain in NYC, The Hudson Mohawk Regional, The Albany Institute of History and Art, and many others venues. A complete CV is available upon request. 

In addition to exhibiting widely, Ms. Osborn has also taught painting and drawing extensively. She is currently employed at various venues teaching art. She has taught at MassMOCA, Art Omi,  Ghost Ranch, NM, The State University of New York at New Paltz, Atelier at Arlene’s, and the other institutions.  She has given lectures at the Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY, Capital Region Teachers Center.  She has been awarded several New York State Foundation on the Arts awards, best in show numerous times, Arts awards, best in show numerous times, and has been the spotlight artist in various on-line publications including Gambling the Aisle and the Rising Artist.  She was also awarded an Arts, letters and Numbers, Vermont Studio Center, Joshua Tree, Ca. and Chateau Orquevaux, France residencies. 

Lynne Stone

Lynne Stone, 2020, “The Election,” oil on transparent gesso on linen, 30” x 24", $450.

To make a painting I must first spot something interesting or compelling from anywhere at all.  This part is completely indiscriminate.  There simply must be a psycho-visual tickle, and I must get that tickle on the canvas. Of course the initial tickle is typically linked with some aspect of being human which right away sets the stage for all manner of human—and whatever else—drama(s).  So from that dodgy start the painting process becomes free-associative with lots of scrubbing-out, adding-on, and building-up.  It’s a messy process, but all-in-all it’s a totally absorbing visual-cognitive adventure.  And I push myself to advent with a double intention:  pressure my cognitive envelope to get synapses freshly jumping; come up with an interesting piece. 

For my political, visual, and aesthetic philosophies I draw in particular from the socio-political collages of DA DA, the paintings and drawings of R. B. Kitaj, the paintings and drawings of David Hockney, painter Stanley Spencer, sculptor Thomas Schutte and many many others.