Painter Melanie Kozol takes a break from her work in her studio at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation where she had a residency last year. A reception to launch an exhibit of Kozol's paintings is set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday May 4 at the Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery. Kozol's work will be on display through June 7.
LAKE GEORGE An array of abstract paintings by Melanie Kozol, with their splashes of vibrant colors inspired by nature — are to be on display from May 4 though June 7 at the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery on Amherst St.
An opening reception for the exhibit is to be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday May 4 at the gallery.
Kozol is a Brooklyn-based painter whose work focuses on color, light and the landscape. She has said the northeastern terrain — forests, rivers and oceans — are primary sources for her artwork.
“I am stimulated by the great outdoors where I embrace the sights, sounds and smells of the landscape — I navigate between reality and memory, intention and chance,” she said. “Capturing a play of light or a suggestion of form, my paintings evoke a sense of the familiar, a place remembered or just imagined.“
Melanie Kozol received an Masters in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts and a degree in Studio Art from Connecticut College. In recent years, she has been named an artist-in-residence and received a variety of prestigious fellowships.
In addition to teaching painting and drawing at the School of the Arts in New York City, she is a visiting professor at Pratt Institute.
Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays; and other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old Warren County Courthouse, on the corner of Canada and Amherst streets.