The Roberts Room Gallery is open during scheduled events and regular business hours. Artist receptions are sponsored by Brewery Ommegang.
Current exhibition (through August 27)
Group Photography Show
Reception: August 10, 5:30-7PM
Special thanks to curators Editha Mesina, Annie Hayes, and Alan Herman.
Featuring the work of Susan Daley & Steve Gross, Wenda Habenicht, Tess Mayer, Rosa Polin, Bruce Polin, Perri Hoffman, David La Spina, Editha Mesina, David Sundberg, and Alan Herman (pictured).
This show can be viewed during regular business hours, during performances and other events, and by appointment from August 6 through August 27.
Alan Herman took his first photograph at age 3, by 8 he had a Brownie Hawkeye, at 11 bought his first 35mm camera, assembled a darkroom in his bedroom closet at 13, and soon after began working during school holidays for a NY fashion photographer. Herman received a BFA, an MFA, an NEA grant, has shown work widely in various disciplines, and is represented in numerous public and private collections…and has never stopped taking photographs. He splits his time these past 35 years between a farmhouse in Jefferson, NY and a loft in New York City.
Editha Mesina is a photographer and professor of photography at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She lives and works in New York City.
David Sundberg is an architectural photographer born in St. Louis, MO and works in New York City.
Perri Hofmann is a photographer, educator, and native New Yorker. She makes and collects images that highlight an otherwise normalized American consumerist culture. She received her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Photography and Imaging department. In addition to her work as a photographer, she works as an instructor at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and as a fine art print maker.
Tess Mayer is a freelance photographer from Bovina Center, NY and is currently based in New York City. Her work examines the definitions of family and community.
David La Spina is a photographer based in Brooklyn. He is also the co-founder of the imprint, ROMAN NVMERALS. Previously, he was a faculty member at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a visiting artist at The Cooper Union. Recently, he has had two solo exhibitions in New York based in performance, installation and film focusing on the history of American Baseball. He received a M.F.A., Yale University in 2009. Website: davidlaspina.com
Wenda Habenicht was born in Elkhart, Indiana, grew up in Boulder, Colorado and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin before moving to New York City to earn her MFA at Columbia University. While living in Brooklyn, she created numerous works of architecturally and/or anthropomorphically derived sculpture, often participatory and many of which were sited outdoors. Wenda’s first large-scale outdoor sited work was built in 1982 at The Midwest Coast, Art and Agriculture in Caledonia, Illinois. Her sculpture has been exhibited at the Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, Canada; Socrates Sculpture Garden, Long Island City, NY; C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, NY; Shreveport, LA; Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA; Samuell-Grand Park, Dallas, TX; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY; and Ward’s Island, New York, NY. More recently, in 2015, Wenda had a retrospective exhibit at More Art Space in Oneonta, NY. Wenda Habenicht currently lives and works in South Worcester, New York. Website: wendahabenicht.com
Susan Daley & Steve Gross are photographic- based artists who live in New York City. They are the authors of 12 books & have had numerous gallery exhibitions, including the OK Harris Gallery of Soho, and are included in many collections including the Smithsonian and the Margulies. Their work examines historical architecture and landscape design, as well as the vernacular buildings found on the back roads throughout America. In 2020, the Fenimore Art Museum of Cooperstown will exhibit a series of their photos entitled “Blue Gardens.” Website: grossanddaley.com
Rosa Polin is a photographer from Brooklyn, New York., and was born there in 1995, whose work focuses on portraiture. She graduated from Bard College in Spring 2016, and has since received various notable editorial projects, shown work in multiple solo and group exhibitions, and was selected by the editors of TIME Magazine for inclusion among the top 100 photos of 2018. Website: rosapolin.com
Bruce Polin is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work typically involves how we perceive ideals of portraiture, often investigating notions of representation as well as the cues in which we understand ourselves and others through our images. Polin explores areas of subtlety and theater of identity to help interpret the complex visual language of meaning and emotional power in portraiture. His current project, Deep Park, is an ongoing series of portraits taken of strangers he meets in Prospect Park using old large format cameras in order to create images that, at times, reference classical painting and traditional photographic modalities. Polin uses these conventions — of composition, tonality and spatial tension — to help frame and articulate who we are now, in the present, and to help define what we sense as beautiful. Website: brucepolin.com
Featuring the work of Clara van Beek, Bobbi Goldman, Elana Herzog, Marianne Neuber
Exhibit runs May 13 through June 4
Reception: May 26, 5:30-7PM
Fire Paintings and House Dresses
Exhibit runs June 7 through July 1
Reception: June 8, 5:30-7PM
Kamilla Talbot and Michael Herstand
Watercolors and Ink Drawings: A Dialogue
Exhibit runs July 5 through July 30
Reception: July 6, 5:30-7PM
Photography Group Show – “White House”
Featuring the work of Sue Daley & Steve Gross, Wenda Habenicht, Alan Herman, Perri Hoffman,David La Spina, Tess Mayer, Editha Mesina, Bruce Polin, Rosa Polin, David Sundberg.
Exhibit runs August 6 through August 27
Reception: August 10, 5:30-7PM
Small Works Benefit Auction Show
Exhibit runs August 30 through September 30
Our annual fund-raising invitational benefit exhibition this year will be a small works show including artists working in various media. Proceeds from the exhibit will provide funding for Centre activities.
Reception: August 30, 5:30-7PM