My above-view paintings of food bring together an appreciation of unconventional views and timeless human habits. While the colors and shapes are traditional, the oversized proportions painted from above display the subject in ways that are both original and recognizable.
These paintings are conceptually related to my aerial paintings of landscapes and objects. From their above ground perspective, they offer a modern outlook and fresh visual vocabulary, combining elements of abstraction and representation, pattern and grid, surface and illusion, as well as observation, imagination, and memory.
Born in Philadelphia, Toni studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts. She is a Manhattan-based artist, her work is represented in private and corporate collections and has been in many exhibitions, including a two month solo show at the James Beard House Gallery. More information is available at www.tonisart.com.
February 17 – March 2, 2012
Friday, February 17, from 6pm to 8pm
Refreshments provided by Brewery Ommegang and Tuthilltown Spirits & Hudson Whiskey
Celebrating the intersection of art and agriculture,Art of the Heirloom showcases the 23 original works commissioned by the Hudson Valley Seed Library for their annual Art Pack collection. The exhibition features works in a variety of media and styles, including a graphic rendering of Mammoth Long Island Dill by Lynne and Richie Bittner, Melissa Mandel’s anthropomorphic Sparkler Radishes sculpted in felt, a forest scene of Evergreen Bunching Scallion painted by April Warren, and cartoonist Will Sweeney’s illustrative homage to the Cosmonaut Volkov Tomato. These imaginative interpretations are only a few examples of how the artists in the show have captured the character and diversity of the Seed Library’s evocatively-named heirlooms.
On view in the Project Gallery
Gregg Moore: New Work
Hudson Valley Seed Library Pop-Up Shop
During the course of the exhibition, the Hort will host a pop-up shop selling seed packs and fine art prints of the works in the show, as well as other items from the Seed Library. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hort and our social service programs.
For more information, see the Exhibit Webpage.