“What of Foot? It’s at the bottom, and yet it propels us forward. Hanging will be works examining any foot-related theme, possibly including but not limited to: the appendage attached to one’s ankles/one’s legs; the foot of a mountain; the foot of a page; botanical, nautical, textual, sediment; walkabouts, wandering, Freud, fetish, measurement; syllabic poetic (iamb, dactyl, dispondee…); mythical heroes’ foot vulnerability; shoes, heels, toes; bare, cloven, filthy or sore; ‘one foot in the grave’; ‘one foot out the door.’”
Initiated on the site of the former Surprenant Gallery by Kevin Paulsen, a former antiques dealer and artist, the gallery has drawn a growing coterie of serious-minded local artists with an eye for witty work that’s simultaneously process-oriented – as well as some serious collectors starting to recognize the numbers of emerging artists coming to the fore in the Hudson Valley just now. In addition to Oo’s works on papers, which were being assembled for the “Foot” exhibition as this publication was going to print, Paulsen’s operation also includes skin art by his son Geddes. For further information, visit Facebook or http://ooart.co/look.