” A lifetime of the artist drawing from the nude model has given way to placing the drawn figure within an atmosphere. Some paintings include a friend or partner. The figures may find themselves hidden, lost or within a mysterious cloud.” Roslyn Fassett Nov., 2020
Michael Byro has had gallery shows starting in 2016 at the Amity Gallery, Sugarloaf Performing Arts Center, The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation, the Suffern Library and the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY. Prior to this, he won or placed in the Ringwood Manor Arts Association. He recently taught a pointillism workshop at the Warwick Library. His first impulse was recreating Neolithic cave art. These included the French cave art such as Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira Spain. His work was featured in the magazine: The Underground Movement by the Central Connecticut Grotto. Articles showcasing his work appeared in Dirt Magazine, the West Milford Messenger and the Warwick Advertiser.
He quickly became fascinated with plywood and the beautiful natural grain in the wood and incorporated that. Then he noticed Mosaics and wanted to recreate some of the artwork from Pompeii, Greece and Israel. He quickly moved on to George Seurat and wanted his “faux-aic art” to delve into pointillism. His passion is faux-aic, pointillism and a combination of the two. He wants recognizable work to be seen in a new way.
He has now sold artwork all over the United States from California, Texas to Maine and Old San Juan. He has been consigned to paint business signs and other work. Locally, his work is at Alan’s Falafel and The Fiesta Cancun in Sugarloaf, NY and the Asian Delicacies in Warwick. He is proud that several paintings are at the El Convento Hotel in Old San Juan. He has done the cover art for all six of Laurie Byro’s poetry books.
We are remaining closed til further notice to help facilitate social distancing. Check back here for updates. Jerry Novesky’s exhibition will be in August hopefully.
Venue: Amity Gallery in Amity, NY
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, from 5 – 7 pm
Exhibit: Month of April, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 4 pm
(East) Coastal reflects more than 15 years of travel up and down the Atlantic Coast from Key West to Nova Scotia. The photos in this exhibit focus on major elements of the very special coastal environment. Where sea and land and sky meet, things seem to be just a bit more intense, more beautiful, more powerful.
Co-founder (with his wife, Janet Crawshaw) and former editor-in-chief of The Valley Table magazine, Jerry Novesky grew up in Middletown and earned a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing (poetry) from Ohio University. He has published dozens of articles and photographs in diverse publications ranging from Darkroom Photography and The American Fly Fisher to Audubon Action and American Health, and has edited more than two dozen books on natural history, outdoor recreation and Hudson Valley history.