Robyn Almquist | The Space Between You and Me
On View February 11th – March 26th
Robyn Almquist combines painting, collage, and printmaking to confront the intractable subjects of environmental destruction, gun violence, wealth disparity, political polarization, and power. According to the artist, “despite new technology and creative thinking, the current power structure ensures that solutions to these problems will not be found.” She states, “The solution is love and compassion— not money and power. Our society has reached the tipping point, and love and compassion seem to be losing.” Almquist attempts to make a difference by creating a dialogue between those who value love and community and those who admire power and greed.
Robyn Almquist is a multi-faceted artist, publisher, and curator living and working in Livingston Manor. She is the founder and creative director of ArtKill Catskill magazine. Almquist is deeply involved with Catskill Art Space (CAS), through her work on the board, teaching CAS Kids, and as Interim Executive Director. She received her BA in Studio Art from Colorado College. Almquist’s work regularly appears in group shows at DVAA and throughout the Sullivan Catskills.
Special Event – POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBA!
DVAA presents a conversation between artist Robyn Almquist, Catskill Mountainkeeper, and Rebekah Creshkoff of Beyond Plastics. Almquist will be discussing her exhibition “The Space Between You and Me” on view through March 26th. The work addresses themes of climate change, environmental destruction, gun violence, and income inequality. Joining Almquist are Rebekah Creshkoff–a local environmentalist and member of Beyond Plastics, a grassroots organization dedicated to eliminating the use of single-use plastics, and members of Catskill Mountainkeeper, an environmental non-profit on a mission to protect our region’s forests and wild lands, safeguard air and water, and accelerate the transition to renewable energy.
The conversation will take place in Krause Recital Hall directly following the Salon Series performance by Terry Dame.