July 6th - July 30th
Greta Gundersen was a prolific Belchertown-based artist who passed away in 2017. This exhibit is a selection of graphite drawings from her large body of work.
We are happy and grateful to once again host a series of Greta's drawings in our gallery.
About Greta's work: The drawings have identifiable single subjects -- bats, birds, bulbs of garlic -- but they exist in a hazy liminal space like they're emerging from dream-like visions. She captured the essence of her subjects and gave us delicate images that feel like dream visions preserved before they fade upon waking. These pieces draw us in, they speak to the non-verbal part of us, the places we can't describe clearly but we know to exist. These are transitional images that exist between what is and what might be.
Peter has again graciously made these works available so they can be seen and appreciated - to get her work out of storage and back out into the world. For this reason, they are offered for sale at less than half their appraised value. We will be donating 15% of all sales to The Performing Arts Project: performanceproject.org
About Greta Gundersen (1952-2017):
A native New Yorker of Norwegian descent, Greta Gundersen lived in New York City, California, Spain, and South America. From 1981-1990, she was the director of BACA Downtown, a nonprofit visual and performing arts center in Brooklyn, where she curated more than 80 exhibitions and nine years of theatrical programming, which earned her an OBIE "for keeping experimental theater alive and well in New York City." In 1990 she became the Artistic Director of The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at the World Trade Center. There she worked with visual and performing artists to create public installations, events and festivals throughout the Financial District. For over 10 years she served as a panelist and consultant with The Rockefeller Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., The Jerome Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Jim Henson Foundation, among others, reviewing work by artists and organizations from around the country. She left New York City for western MA in 1995, to paint full time. Her work was featured in numerous exhibitions in the US and abroad. Learn more about Greta at: gretagundersen.com
PLEASE NOTE: walk-ins are welcome for the gallery.