I always go into Canada as they generally have an artist I’m interested in. The gallery is also basically in my backyard. They just opened a new small gallery across the street from their larger space, and there was a beautiful painting show, The Cynnie Paintings, with work by Carol Saft.
“Carol Saft is an artist, filmmaker, and activist. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, and attended the Pratt Institute New Forms program, later receiving a full fellowship to the MFA program at SUNY Purchase. Most recently, her paintings have been shown at Garageland Gallery, NYC; Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY; and Mt. Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia. Her video work has been shown nationally and internationally at film festivals, museums, and galleries such as the Smithsonian Institute, DC; Aurora Picture Show, Houston; the United Nations World Conference; the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY; the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY; Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn; Diverse Works, Houston; and CableVision’s 28sec project. She has had grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the International Film and Television Workshop, CableVision Systems, a New York Foundation for the Arts exhibition grant, and the New York Community Trust. Saft has been awarded residencies at Abrons Art Center, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Cooper Union Summer Residency, and most recently, the Merritt Island invitational residency. Her work has been reviewed in local and national publications including The New York Times, New Yorker, New York Newsday, Two Coats of Paint, Ocula Publication, the BerkeleyPress, Chelsea now, the SouthamptonPress, and the East Hampton Star. Saft’s works are held in the permanent collections of the Guild Hall Museum; Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY; the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill Center, NY; and The Museums of Stony Brook, NY.” (Canada)
The show is open through December 22, 2022.