Galleries to Feature Two New Exhibitions

January 22nd, 2014 | Categories: Uncategorized

Artwork by Richard Saba

Two new exhibitions, featuring work by abstract painter Richard Saba and wildlife artist Dave Kiehm, will open in SUNY Oneonta’s art galleries on Jan. 27.

“Remembering the Future: Richard Saba” will run from Jan. 27 to March 13 in the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery. The exhibition features 17 large, abstract paintings in Saba’s rich colorful style. “The First 7 Years: The Wildlife Art of Dave Kiehm,” featuring paintings, drawings and watercolors, will run from Jan. 27 to March 7 in the Project Space Gallery.

An opening reception with refreshments and music is planned for Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saba will present a gallery talk about his work at 6 p.m. A closing reception with light refreshments and a gallery talk by Kiehm is scheduled for Thursday, March 6, at 4 p.m. in the Project Space Gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.

Saba, who lives and works in Cherry Valley, N.Y., has shown his work nationally and internationally, including at The National Academy of Design Museum in New York and the Comart Gallery in Lindau, Germany. A multiple recipient of the Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant, Saba is represented by the Baker Sponder Gallery in Boca Raton, Fla., and Robert Allen Fine Arts in Sausalito Calif.

Kiehm has shown his work extensively in the region, and he was named 2013 Wildlife Artist of the Year by the British Broadcasting Corporation. His “Foundation Wall” oil painting, chosen from more than 1,400 entries in the International Artist Category-Birds, was featured in the September 2013 issue of BBC’s Wildlife magazine and will be showcased at the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society’s annual wildlife art exhibition.

Both galleries are located in the college’s Fine Arts Building. They are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, when the college is in session, and during special events. For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607) 436-2445, (607) 436-3456 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery.html.