The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will have a reception with refreshments for Amenia-based artist Emily Rutgers Fuller’s exhibition Landscapes Ins and Outs on Saturday, January 26 from 4 to 6PM. The exhibit includes ten to twelve new landscapes utilizing the artist’s distinctive collage painting technique and large bold-colored sewn paper abstracts. A salon demonstration of the artist’s collage technique will take place on Sunday, February 3 at 1PM. Both events are free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through March 2, 2019 during Library operating hours. For more information call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org. The artist’s work can be seen at emilyfullerart.com.
Originally preferring abstraction, but also painting realistically, Emily Rutgers Fuller has been recently drawn to teasing out the abstract elements that can be found within landscape views, rendering them through a collage technique that combines naturalistic landscape painting with textured and sewn acrylic paint, photography, mixed media of oil stick, glue, pencil, and ball point pen on paper. She finds her subject matter in New York State’s Harlem River Valley in northeast Dutchess and lower Columbia Counties and uses sculpture and wood cutting tools for the marks she finds in landscape like tree branches, animal tracks, garden rows, and building roof angles. Landscapes Ins and Outs presents a timeline of Fuller’s career beginning with large abstract constructions of acrylic painted, textured, and sewn layered paper and the more recent hybrid collages.
Ms. Fuller will present a salon demonstration of her art techniques at the Library on Sunday, February 3 at 1PM.
Emily Rutgers Fuller was born in New York City and raised in Long Island. She was inspired to take up painting by her grandmother, Lucy W. Hurry, a noted Long Island still life watercolorist. Ms. Fuller studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and at Tufts University where she received her BS in Education. She also studied at the Art Students League and School of Visual Arts in New York City. She currently resides in downtown New York City and northeastern Dutchess County.