Into The Woods Exhibit at Hartwick College

“Into the Woods” Exhibit Displayed at Hartwick College

January 7, 2014

From now until January 31, four artists will take viewers "Into the Woods" through their depictions of forests and foliage. The exhibit, which features the art of Tom Goldenberg, Alyson Markell, Christopher White, and Hartwick College Assistant Professor of Art Richard Barlow, can be seen in the Foreman Gallery of the Anderson Center for the Arts on the Hartwick College campus.

Goldenberg's large scale paintings have distinct character. Gnarled vegetation and intricately woven vistas create a sense of space and structure in his work. Whether he is working in oil, or using walnut ink on paper, the natural aesthetic of Goldenberg's art is intrinsically organic.

Markell has produced a set of prints that illustrate wildlife in its natural habitat - a "bird's-eye" view of moments in nature that the casual observer will often miss. Markell's prints are created with a sensitivity and understanding of the delicate balance, and beauty of the natural world.

Trompe l'oeil is the stylistic choice of ceramic artist White. His use of clay as a medium allows him to transform that which seems natural into an element of illusion. By altering what appears, at first glance, to be of a natural material draws the viewer in for a closer look.

Into The Woods Exhibit at Hartwick College

Also included within the exhibit, Barlow created a wall-sized charcoal drawing of a forest scene.

"Barlow's ephemeral drawing enhances this exhibit by illustrating the ever-changing balance in our natural environment," said Nancy Golden, Foreman Gallery exhibit coordinator. "This delicate balance is also contemporaneously illustrated in Goldenberg's paintings, Markell's prints and White's ceramics. Overall, the exhibition 'Into the Woods' has come together through a cohesiveness of vision and the artist's varied use of mediums."

January 2014 hours for the Foreman Gallery are as follows: Wednesday and Friday from 1-6 p.m., and Thursday from 2-7 p.m. Other times can be made by appointment.

For additional information on this exhibit, contact Laura Boissy, Hartwick College art department academic intern, at 607-431-4821 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031