After a 40-year career as a painter in the New York City area, Stanley Lindwasser will display 10 new abstract works at Rhinebeck Bank’s Beacon branch through November 3, 2017 as part of their new Artwork Program for community artists. Lindwasser will be on hand to discuss his work and greet guests at an opening reception on Thursday, October 12th 2017 from 5:00-6:15pm at the Gallery at Rhinbeck Bank’s Beacon branch (1476 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590). All the paintings are for sale, ranging in price.
Lindwasser, age 71, who received both his BA and MFA from Hunter College, has been painting his entire life. “My mother told me that my kindergarten teacher praised my finger painting and it just took off from there. I’ve been painting very seriously virtually every day since I was around 12 years old.”
Extensive Exhibiting History
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Lindwasser is currently working with acrylic paint on canvas to invoke abstract images that are reminiscent of landscapes, weather, water, and other forces of nature. But the artist, who spent decades teaching art in the New York City public school system, has an extensive and varied exhibiting history. His paintings and sculptures have been shown in dozens of exhibits, including those at the Brooklyn Museum and the Jersey City Museum. He was also the recipient of a New Jersey State Council for the Arts Sculpture Fellowship.
Painting In The Hudson Valley
Last year, Lindwasser and his wife, Helen, moved to Beacon after four decades of splitting their time between Forest Hills, Queens, and Hoboken, New Jersey. Currently, he spends most days painting in a pre-fab studio in the backyard. “It’s really nice; I had them put in skylights and glass doors,” says the artist, adding that the famous beauty of the region is inspiring his work. “The light here has certainly interested me. The skies are fantastic and the sunsets over Newburgh are really amazing.”
Lindwasser says that the show’s 10 works, most of which are 24” x 36”, are displayed in an intimate fashion on two walls in the bank’s lobby. “There are five paintings on each wall. They are set up almost as if it were a very large living room; it’s not like being in a big Chelsea gallery where they would be spread out more. One wall has paintings in reds and oranges; the other wall has other colors, too. On a technical level, I’m concerned with different kinds of brush works and textures and thicknesses of paints and subtle variations of color.”
This is Lindwasser’s first solo Hudson Valley show and the father of four grown children is excited to become more integrated into the thriving local arts scene. “I’ve met some amazing local people and artists, but sometimes it is hard because I spend virtually all my time in the studio,” says the artist, who can sometimes be spotted around Beacon with his 7-year-old shitzu, Remi. “He goes everywhere with me; he really is my best friend.”
Rhinebeck’s Beacon branch is open from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays. Viewing the art is open to all during that time. Interested parties can contact the artist directly by visiting the Contact Us page.