Lake George Arts Project Hosts Exhibition of Work by Hague Artist Andrew Thompson
The Lake George Arts Project will present a solo exhibition of recent work by Andrew Thompson at its Courthouse Gallery from Saturday, June 14 through June 27, 2014.
Thompson, who divides his time between Hague and Brooklyn, is an artist, illustrator and bookbinder whose work is known for its attentive and original exploration of fish and wildlife.
“A focus on fish and wildlife lends itself to a wide range of design and aesthetic explorations. Whether painting on paper, designing a graphic for limited edition skis, or hand crafting and designing bookbindings, I find fish, birds and other animals to be compelling visual partners,” says Thompson. “Wildlife painting at its very best can express the very essence of the wilderness and provide a unique insight into the character and personality of the animals. Most significantly, it is an opportunity to experience the fish or animal in a way that can be shared by both the artist and the viewer. When a painting is successful, notions of art, science, conservation and even humor can come together in a single brushstroke.”
Thompson received a BA from Kenyon College in 1999 and spent more than a decade as a scholar and dealer specializing in late 19th and early 20th century American paintings. He continues to work on a forthcoming Thomas Hart Benton Catalogue Raisonne and is a member of the Catalogue’s Expert Committee.
His paintings have been exhibited at the Gallery at Hague Creek in Hague, New York and at the Waterfront Museum in Brooklyn. Thompson was among the bookbinders selected to participate in the exhibition, “Defined Bindings: 26 Bindings of the Pictorial Webster’s Dictionary,” which was shown in Boston and San Francisco.
A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 14 at the gallery from 4 to 6 pm. The public is invited.
The exhibition is sponsored by The Lake George Mirror. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.