Curatorial Experience

Selected Exhibitions

2022

John William Gallery at Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary, March 24 – 27, 2022; https://www.johnwilliamgallery.com/news-and-events

2021

John William Gallery at Context Art Miami 2021, November 30 – December 6, 2021; https://www.johnwilliamgallery.com/


Vessel Invitational: Revisioning the Receptacle, January 16 – May 23, 2021, Bieber Ham Gallery, The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/vessels

2020

Ellen Priest- On Being American/Jazz: Ryan Cohan’s “The River” , March 6 – July 25, 2020, Bieber Ham Gallery, The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/ellen-priest


Focal Points: Advancing the Aperture, February 7 – April 25, 2020, DuPont II Gallery, at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/focal-points


Haeley Kyong, Gesture of Motion, January 10 – May 28, 2020, Beckler Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/gesture-of-motion


Natalie Hutchings, Malice’s Restaurant, January 10 – May 28, 2020, Hennessy Project Space at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/hennessy-experiment-hutchings


Amie Potsic, Midnight Mass, January 24 – April 25, 2020, Lobby, at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/amy-potsic


Chawky Frenn, We the People, for Show or for Sure, 9/11/20 – 1/3/21, Hennessy Project Space and Beckler Galleries, The Delaware Contemporary, https://www.decontemporary.org/we-the-people


2019

Rick Rothrock and Stan Smokler, Origins, January 8 – April 21, 2019, Bieber Ham Gallery, at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/origins


Rick Hidalgo, Blackout, April 5 – April 26, 2019, DuPont I Gallery, at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/blackout


John Singletary, Anahata, May 3 – September 22, 2019, Bieber Ham Gallery, at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/anahata


Jim Condron, Trash Talk: History in Assemblage, June 7 – November 10, 2019, DuPont II Gallery, at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/trash-talk


Margo Allman, Primal Images, September 5 – December 8, 2019, Hennessy Project Space, at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/margo-allman


Peter Wayne Lewis, Beijing Booster Paintings, October 4, 2019 – February 26, 2020, Beiber Ham Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/peter-wayne-lewis


Mary Putman, Look to the Land, November 16, 2019 – April 15, 2020, DuPont I Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/mary-putman


2018

Peter Pincus, Form to Function II, February 2 – March 24, 2018, DuPont II Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/form-to-function-i


Gregory Nangle, Form to Function I, February 2 – March 24, 2018, DuPont I Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/form-to-function-i


Monique Rollins, Eastern Poesia, traveling exhibition to Beijing, China; https://www.decontemporary.org/eastern-poesia-beijing; Photo Credit: Wenlu Bao.


The Figure: The Indicative & the Allusive, April 1 – August 26, 2018, Bieber Ham Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/the-figure


Allen C. Smith, Connie Zehr, Fusion, July 18 – November 4, 2018, DuPont I Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/fusion


Timmy Graham, Introduction to Fourth Dimensionalism, September 4 , 2018 – January 2, 2019, Bieber Ham Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/timmy-graham


Gina Bosworth, Confluence, October 19, 2018 – March 17, 2019, DuPont II Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/confluence


Shelley Thorstensen, In Between There, November 24, 2018 – March 17, 2019, DuPont I Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/shelley-thorstensen


Cameron and Rachael Van Dyck, The Future People, June 18 – October 10, 2018, DuPont II Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/the-future-people


2017

Wendell Castle and Nancy Jurs: Then and Now, May 5 – August 6, 2017, Bieber Ham Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/then-and-now


Susan Ferrari Rowley, Improbable Suspension, July 8 – September 8, 2017, Hennessy Project Space at The Delaware Contemporary; https://www.decontemporary.org/improbable-suspension


2012-13

In July of 2012, I opened the doors to Spencer Hill Gallery. It was a jewel-box gallery that nestled at the crown of Spencer Hill in the Pinewood Acres neighborhood of Corning, New York, and offered an appealing space for artist exhibitions and colloquies. Prior to opening the gallery on the north side of our private home, it was the home studio space for acclaimed artist, Thomas Buechner (d. 2010), who was the founding director of The Corning Museum of Glass, former president of Steuben Glass, and former director of the Brooklyn Museum. Buechner built the 520 square foot studio in 1979-80, designed by architect, Joseph Connell. In 1986-87 Buechner began painting full-time and henceforth for 24 years became the beacon and mentor for many in the community and region by opening his studio and home as a sanctuary for inspiration and dwelling place for scholarly conversation and learning.

With its history and bucolic setting Spencer Hill Gallery existed as the visual epitome of the intrinsic relationship between the artist and collector. It offered a rotating schedule of art exhibitions for its 22 American artists to continue the Buechner legacy for inspiration, artist exposure, and a place for conversation and learning. The following images offer a look into a brief period of my career as the owner of a small commercial gallery.


Phantoms & Visions: 9/20/13 – 10/11/13, featuring David Berry, Emanuele Cacciatore, and Marc Rubin, followed by the final reception before closing the doors permanently, Friday, October 11, 2013.


Footloose: 7/27/13 – 9/14/13, featuring Scot Bennett, David Berry, Sandra Bowden, John Eric Byers, Emanuele Cacciatore, Ralph Gabriner, Nicora Gangi, Douglas Giebel, Brower Hatcher, Bruce Herman, Nancy Jurs, Toni Pepe, Lanna Pejovic, Peter Pincus, Masha Ryskin, Allen C. Smith, Jillian Sokso, Shelley Thorstensen, Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk, Sabra Wood, and Jim Zingarelli


Peter Pincus: Emerging Visions: 6/7/13 – 7/20/13


Still Life: 4/13/13 – 5/31/13, featuring Sandra Bowden, Ralph Gabriner, Nicora Gangi, Toni Pepe, and Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk


Thaw: 2/22/13 – 4/6/13, featuring the work of Masha Ryskin


Juxtapositions: 1/19/13 – 2/16/13, featuring sculptures by Nancy Jurs, oil painting by Lanna Pejovic, and printmaking by Shelley Thorstensen


State of Play: 12/1/12 – 1/12/13, featuring the work of Douglas Giebel, Masha Ryskin, Peter Pincus, Sabra Wood, and Jim Zingarelli


Being: 10/19/12 – 11/24/12, featuring the work of David Berry, Sandra Bowden, Nicora Gangi, Bruce Herman, and Jillian Sokso


Elemental: 8/24/12 – 10/6/12, featuring the work of Scot Bennett, Emanuele Cacciatore, Larry Merrill, Lanna Pejovic, and Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk


A Sense of Place: 7/1/12 – 8/4/12, Spencer Hill Gallery’s inaugural exhibition

Tracing life’s footprints often leads to new discoveries to newfound strengths and a reorientation affirming present realities. Finding a sense of place connotes newness and identity–that locus of epiphany, that place we call home. A Sense of Place investigated discovery, meaning, and purpose within a cluster of sensibilities that rest at the place of remembering, forgetting, letting go, holding on, adventure, imagination, and beginning anew by exploring visual and actual textures.

The initial 19 artists brought together their own sense of place as artists in the world. As such, viewers caught a glimpse into the beauty and practice of these seasoned artists. Participants include: David Berry, Sandra Bowden, Scot Bennett, Emanuele Cacciatore, Ralph Gabriner, Nicora Gangi, Douglas Giebel, Bruce Herman, Nancy Jurs, Larry Merrill, Lanna Pejovic, Toni Pepe, Peter Pincus, Masha Ryskin, Jillian Sokso, Shelley Thorstensen, Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk, Sabra Wood, and Jim Zingarelli


Selected Exhibitions, continued

2012


Realms & Origins: Jim Condron and Alberto Rey, March 5 – April 5, 2012, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Counterparts and Interludes: Loraine Cooley, Alice Gold, and Jack Wolsky, 11/15/11 – 12/15/11, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Betlem and Geos: Matter and Color, 10/12/11 – 11/11/11, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Episodes: Sandra Bowden and Makoto Fujimura, 9/1/11 – 10/1/11, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Thaw: Painting Confluence and Influence, 2/28/11 – 3/28/11, featuring David Berry, Emanuele Cacciatore, Aaron Gosser, Janet McKenzie, Kathleen Nicastro, Rachael Van Dyke, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Illustrators 2011, 1/13/11 – 2/14/11, featuring Bill Finewood, Chris Lyons, Jim Perkins, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Howe, Jacque, Merritt & Zakin: Clay Works, 10/5/10 – 11/6/10, featuring Liz Howe, Jan Jacque, Stephen Merritt, Richard Zakin, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


In Situ: Susan Ferrari-Rowley, Hannah Robinett, Stefan Petranek, 8/30/10 – 9/29/10, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Presence/Absence: Bruce Herman, 3/1/10 – 3/31/10, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Pressed for Time, featuring John Bergmeier, Jillian Sokso, Shelley Thorstensen, Phillia Yi, Susan Fecho, 1/11/2010 – 2/22/2010


In Plain View: Photographs by Ralph Gabriner and Larry Merrill, 10/14/09 – 11/11/09, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY

Ralph Gabriner (L), Larry Merrill (R)

Stone and Bronze Sculpture: New Work by Dejan Pejovic, 11/7/08 – 12/12/08, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Relativity, featuring Wendell Castle, Bryon Jurs, Alison Castle, Nancy Jurs, 2/1/07 – 3/15/07, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Spirit, Gesture, and Memory, featuring Cathy Chin, Lanna Pejovic, Jean Stephens, 10/5/06 – 11/2/06, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Century: Shaping Form Over Time, featuring Marvin Bjurlin, Carl Shanahan, Bill Stewart, 8/28/06 – 10/2/06, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Poetic Reveries: The Paintings of Joseph Raffael, 3/3/06 – 4/16/06, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY; 3/4/06 Gallery Talk with Donald Kuspit, in collaboration with Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NY


Nancy Jurs: Gatherings, 2/1/06 – 2/27/06, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Putting on the Ritz, featuring Robert C. Heitmann and Ellen Gayle Bueso, 11/11/05 – 12/16/05, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


Justice & Grace, featuring Nicora Gangi and Bruce Manwaring, 8/29/05 – 9/24/05, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY

Photo credit: Collin Erickson

Reflections of Grace, featuring Nicora Gangi, 3/1/05 – 3/28/05, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY


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