+Concrete of All Commons

Building #35

Gallery Hours: Saturday, June 8th - 3:00 - 6:00pmSaturday, June 15th - 3:00 - 6:00pm

Concrete of all Commons imagines a novel-like exploration of a lived in American utopia...FAHEEM HAIDER, Guest Curator


+Passages, featuring the art of Jean Manning

On View July 19 - September 30 in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room

In this collection of oil paintings I am expressing the emotions associated with passages. Passages in the sense of moving through or past some time or place in one’s life. The figurative work originates from my family photo album. I know exactly what was happening when the photo was taken, but alterations in the narrative are made when the snapshot becomes a painting. Within each painting are very personal stories of love, innocence, loss, betrayal and sadness. The moment when the photo was taken has now been altered with the passage of time and memory. The story changes. In the smaller abstract paintings I’m using cold wax mixed with oil paint and applying on wood with various rubber and metal spatulas. There is less control in the application, yet each painting evolves into similar shapes and conveys an inevitable expression of loss, anger or sadness with recurring motifs of dark holes, passageways or floating singular objects. www.jeanmanningart.com

+New Work, featuring the art of Rodger Stevens and Jamie Kimak

On View April 26 - June 4 in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room

Rodger Stevens was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he spent most of his childhood playing in the street and drawing. Whenever not rigorously engaged in those pursuits, he attended the Poly Prep Country Day School. After receiving degrees in both Economics, from Pace University in New York, and Fine Art, from the Parsons School of Design in New York – and working like mad – he is now an internationally exhibited artist. Rodger currently resides in Nyack, New York, where he continues to work like mad alongside his artist wife, Johanna Goodman, and his two incandescent little kids.

Commissions include: The Whitney Museum of Art, The American Folk Art Museum, PS1, The Katonah Museum, The Bristol Museum, Tiffany & Co., Barney's, PS 122, David Rockwell, Jonathan Adler, Todd Oldham, The Rockwell Group, The W Hotel, Mumm's Champagne, Yohji Yamamoto, The New York Children's Museum of Art, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stuart Weitzman, Sotheby's, MTV, Persol, The Hangaram Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea), Starbucks, The New Yorker

Private Collections: William Shatner, Leonard Lauder, Tom Armstrong, David Rockwell, Todd Oldham, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Alton Brown, Alfred Taubman, David and Jane Walentas

Publications: Art & Antiques, New York Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Elle Decor, The New York Times, Surface, Wallpaper, Dwell, Elements of Living, New York Arts Magazine, City Magazine, D Home Magazine, Sandbox Magazine, Cargo Magazine, Blueprint

Jamie Kimakis a New York-based multi-disciplinary Fiber Artist with professional industry experience in Textile Design, Graphic Design and Fashion Design.

With a background in fiber arts including a BFA in Fiber Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Jamie has experience in traditional hand loom weaving, traditional fabric dyeing methods with natural dyes including indigo, multi-cultural textile design processes including batik, shibori, silk painting, ikat design, devore, silk-screening on fabric and digitally printing on fabric.

Jamie is actively teaching workshops in a variety of textile-based processes at the Garner Arts Center, Rockland Center for the Arts, The Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center and other local arts facilities.

Jamie creates her silk design works via digitally printed pieces, using a combination of her original paintings and ink-drawn designs coalesced into the finished silk composition on display.

+Darkness Breaks, the art of Diane Churchill

On View in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room: March 15 - April 23, 2018

Diane Churchill has been creating paintings in her studio at Garner Arts Center for decades, where she is inspired by the architecture, the stream, and her fellow artists. She exhibits often in Rockland County and New York City and has been honored by fellowships and residencies.

About this work: "Dark into light is an ancient theme. We live it with the seasons; we experience it in our emotional lives.

"I am interested in the glamorous and comforting aspects of darkness. Darkness is a time/space when the world stills and reflection grows. Darkness has power - the power of creative life. It is also a sweet solace." Diane Churchill

Her work is in various private and public collections. More can be seen at www.dianechurchill.com.

+2nd Annual Members' Exhibition

March 10 - April 8, 2018

GARNER Arts Center was pleased to present its second annual Members' Exhibition with over 120 participating artists!

+Ruins, with works by Andre Junget and Dorothy Schmidt

On View in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room: January 25 - March 8, 2018

Andre Junget's work in architectural illustration spans 20 years securing his position as an important contributor to the world of architectural perspective and interior design illustration. A self-taught illustrator and perspectivist, Andre began his career as a tool and die maker in the space and aircraft industry. He later went on to teach perspective at the Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture and has served as Illustrator in Residence at the prestigious architectural firms of Ferguson and Shamamian, Hart Howerton, and Roman and Williams. His architectural work has been honored with Awards of Excellence from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators in 2005, 2008 and 2009. In 2007, Andre was elected to the Society of Illustrators through the support and sponsorship of world-renowned artist Murray Tinkelman. In 2017 Andre was elected into the International Society of Scratchboard Artists.

These images of an abandoned space explores the small moments of the past. After two decades of abandonment and several visitors, the state of decay adds a sense of an afterlife. It's not like it once was but a wilder version... one more free. Dorothy Schmidt

+ A Life in Art, Works by Frank Welles

On View in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room: November 16, 2017 - January 18, 2018

A voyage through 70 years of art-making explores the artist’s mind and astounding creativity. Welles was a long time tenant of the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center and is co-founder of GARNER Arts Festival. Artworks in this exhibition include paintings, drawings, watercolors, pastels, and etchings.

+ Drawing Into Architecture & Works on Paper by Joe Fusaro

On View in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room: September 7 - November 9, 2017

Joe Fusaro examines simple gestures in order to create surprising and simultaneously familiar images. This collection of work, inspired by his 2013 SoHo exhibition, “On Paper”, utilizes architectural elements and spaces to initiate smaller drawings, creating companion pieces for the large scale works.

+ Printmaking: Regular & Irregular, Woodcuts 1987-2016, Works by Ursula Schneider

On View in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room: July 13 - September 7, 2017

+ A Dark Rock Surged Upon, Curated by Faheem Haider

A Dark Rock Surged Upon, as spectacle, and as an exhibition of works of art installed, projected, and performed throughout GARNER Art Center’s remarkable decommissioned factory spaces, offers no answers; they are responses to contexts that feel jarringly new, cleaved by difference and dissembling. Instead, the works manifest the duty to pose questions about the current moment pressed upon many by racialized and gendered discrimination, our environmental challenges, urban decay and rural devastation, the wholesale assault on political credence, weaponization of worship, and the colonization of speech and mind. A Dark Rock Surged Upon is composed of sculptural, performance, video, photographic, and installation works by Thomas Albrecht, Michael Asbill, Sadee Brathwaite, Stephen Derrickson, Francois Deschamps, Laura Kaufman, Noah Fischer, Matthew Friday, Matt Frieburghaus, Peter Iannarelli, Tlisza Jaurique, Todd Martin, Linda Montano, Emily Puthoff, Rena Leinberger, Ryan Roa, Steve Rossi, Heather Renee Russ, Sigrid Sarda, Zachary Skinner, Tiffany Smith, Molly Stinchfield, Derek Stroup, Anthony Tino, Chris Victor, and Marcus Zilliox.

+ Looking to the Self, Looking into Others, an Intersectional Conversation, Margaret Coleman & Angela Mosley - Co-Curators

Exhibiting the work of nine interdisciplinary artists. Each artist focuses their work on a different topic relating both on a personal level and a community level, in a discussion around contemporary issues that seek to break through the boundaries that oppress. Featuring work by; Aubrey Roemer, Novel scholars, Cori Champagne, Joan Harmon, Jeca Rodriguez-Colan, Angela Mosley, Stella Marrs, Margaret Coleman, Kyanna Brindle, Melissa Cain.

+ Everybody Cryin' Justice, James Tyler - Curator

"I can't believe the things that I'm seeing - I wonder 'bout some things that I've heard - Everybody's Cryin' Mercy - when they don't know the meaning of the word. - Mose Allison. Featuring work by; Ruth Geneslaw, Steph Gorin, Ed Kirkland, Thea Lanzisero, Katherine Matheson, Cassie Strasser

+ Art is Freedom, Jonathan Shorr - Curator

May 20th, 2017 - June 15th, 2017

A group exhibition of selected social justice artwork, images, quotes, posters, photos, tear sheets etc. and visitors can add drawings or statements on paper to the show. Colored paper, colored pens, pencils, markers, and tape will be available for visitors on tables in the center of the room. Universally, art connects and delights. This is a nonpartisan social justice interactive exhibition like others developed by artists throughout history. Visitors are given the materials to place their social justice art and statements on the wall of the exhibition to inspire deeper social justice engagement and discussion.

+ Todd Monaghan Solo Exhibition: Stark Expressionism in the 24 Hour News Cycle, Jonathan Shorr - Curator

On view in Building 5 Studio C May 20th, 2017 - June 15th, 2017

+ OTHER PLACES, Viking Etiquet, Tim Feresten, Gillian Ha, Brian Leo, Amy Morse, Z. Zarenger

February 16 - April 12, 2017

On view in the Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room

Curated by Jonathan Shorr

This exhibition displayed the work of established artists who are attempting to explore, in narrative and technique, forms that are unprotected by rules and history. Language has its own special nature, its own conventions and communal ideas. But if language doesn’t change, if it seeks refuge in those conventions and if the communal ideas reflect only the past, language dies. The artists here, in their struggles against ingrained habits and familiar assumptions, are taking us to different places, to fictitious situations that stir the imagination.


March 11 - April 24, 2017
Featuring Work By 93 members of the GARNER Arts Center community. This is the first Artist Member Show in GARNER Arts Center's history, and we could not be more proud of the involvement and support of our community.

+ TRANSPOSING PERCEPTION, Daniel Liss, Andrea Stanislav, & Michael Zansky Exhibition

September 24 – December 10, 2016
Featuring Work By: Daniel Liss, Andrea Stanislav, Michael Zansky

Transposing Perception, explored the concept of “changing the relative place or normal order of things” transitive verb trans·pose \tran(t)s-ˈpōz
1: to change in form or nature : transform
2: to render into another language, style, or manner of expression : translate
3: to transfer from one place or period to another : shift
4: to change the relative place or normal order of : alter the sequence

*Daniel Liss is a Creative Director, filmmaker and technologist from New York City. Before founding S+7, Daniel was Creative Director at New York based media design firm, Local Projects, where he served as lead creative on engagements for BMW Guggenheim Lab, Jacob Burns Film Center, New York Botanical Garden, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Panasonic, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, the Nature Conservancy, and Google Creative Lab. Daniel has spent several years exploring possibilities for story-telling inherent within new media frameworks and holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies from SUNY Binghamton and an M.P.S from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he returned to teach after graduation.

*Andrea Stanislav is consumed by ideas of contemporary power, the embodiment of the manifest destiny of global capital. Oftentimes darkly humorous, her work is ultimately a critique of the ancient symbols, the origin myths of civilization. The pastimes and playthings of power. In a hybrid practice of sculpture, installation, video, and public art, Stanislav explores the architecture of empire. Her work questions the systems built on human capital, their hegemonic structure. Strongly influenced by the rise and fall of bygone kingdoms, she is equally consumed by ideas of contemporary power—from American exceptionalism to the city of Dubai, the embodiment of the manifest destiny of global capital.

*Michael Zansky – “Zansky sees the uncertainty of it all as an element of humor, like a dog chasing its tail. In a sense, it is like the experience of Renaissance perspective when it was new, and the human came up against the cognitive uncertainty of experiencing space in a new way.” -Thomas McEvilley

This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by Century 21 Full Service Realty.

GARNER's 2016-2017 Season of Programming is sponsored, in part by Orange & Rockland Utilities.


“Science, math, religion and history are basically stories we tell ourselves about our experience in life and the phenomenon we call energy.”


When Documentary Photographer Ken Karlewicz decided to “take some photographs of Haverstraw” back in 1999, he never realized he would spend almost 10 years creating “a portrait of a neighborhood and its people.”


A series of paintings by local painter Bill Hochausen.

+ *PUSHING THE OPTICAL ENVELOPE, M. Henry Jones Survey Exhibition

October 10-April 17, 2016
Curated by Jonathan Shorr

Survey Exhibition of stroboscopic and three dimensional work by artist, inventor and scientist M. Henry Jones entitled Pushing the Optical Envelope.

The exhibition included his earliest forays into toy-making and sculpture, his teenage animated film work, the legendary photo animation music films, experimental animation projects, the cult TV commercials, animating stroboscopic zoetropes, stereoscopic pinhole and zone plate photography, lenticular explorations, and his collaboratively developed Fly’s Eye Three Dimensional Photographs that can be viewed with the naked eye. Jones joined the staff of Artpark at 16, was awarded two Palms as an Eagle Scout, received the Kodak Teenage Movie Award and a full tuition scholarship to the School of Visual Arts.

M. Henry says of his process that he is more interested in giving static objects movement than in storytelling. The Wall Street Journal states that Jones’ “motives were more perceptual than promotional,” and he attempts to “overload viewers” and “induce retinal after-images”.(4)This Exhibition was made possible with the generous support of Ken Larson.