2012-06-13 / Arts and Entertainment

Gallery Offers Cruz Sculpture, Tortora Photos

Marina Gallery

Ada Pilar Cruz with three of her “retablos” sculptures. 
Annie Chesnut Ada Pilar Cruz with three of her “retablos” sculptures. Annie Chesnut The Marina Gallery, on Main Street in Cold Spring, is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of sculptures by Ada Pilar Cruz and photographs by Lucille Tortora. The exhibition opens Friday July 6 and continues through Sunday July 29.

The public is invited to the opening reception for the artists on July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lake Peekskill-based Ada Pilar Cruz’s sculptural figures of “Retablos” are works meant to suggest revered objects such as those found above and behind an altar. Each clay figure is fired in wood or reduction kilns, giving it a distinct individuality that emanates a special presence within.

Cruz’s works have been exhibited in museums and galleries, among which are Studio Museum in Harlem, Newark Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of Art, and locally the Garrison Art Center and the ArtFull Living showcase. She teaches at the Museum of Modern Art, The Drawing Center and Mercy College.

In “Mythscapes” Lucille Tortora reassembles her photographs to make a new image that flows. While she is interested in the individual photograph, it is on their reconstruction that she focuses. She wants the viewer to see the overall image and then discover the components. Her goal is to achieve the essence of the whole through abstraction and fragmentation. Tortora’s black and white archival photographs have been included in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. They are in museums, corporate and private collections.

Gallery Hours are Friday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 p.m., or by appointment.

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