Jackie Skrzynski
Complex Ecologies runs October 19th -December 14th

Marieken Cochius and Jackie Skrzynski are exhibiting new work at the CMA Gallery at Mount Saint Mary's College in Newburgh, NY. The College is holding an opening reception on October 19th from 5-7pm. Located in Aquinas Hall, the gallery is part of a new initiative to enhance art programming at The Mount. Artists' talks will be scheduled for December.

Newburgh Open Studios 2018

Visit Jackie Skrzynski at #3, Ann Street Studios to see all new work.

“Newburgh OPEN Studios, celebrating its 8th year, is a direct manifestation of our mission to foster artistic expression, civic participation and the economic growth of Newburgh’s diverse community.  We do this by supporting, promoting, and advocating for arts and culture and by celebrating the livelihoods of working artists in our region. Therefore, NOS will continue the tradition of presenting the Fall tour- September 29th & 30th, 2018.”
— Gerardo Castro & Michael Gabor, organizers

2018 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award Winner

Jackie Skrzynski is one of the 2018 award recipients recognized and supported by the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Money for Women is the oldest ongoing feminist granting agency. While other grant sources have come and gone, the MFW fund is in its fourth decade. They are "still feminist and still willing to take risks."  See details for the 2018 Award Winners in the link above.

Earthbound: Tanya Chaly, Jackie Skrzynski and Samantha Palmeri

What: Hudson Beach Glass gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of new drawings and paintings by Samantha Palmeri, Tanya Chaly and Jackie Skrzynski.
When: The show will run from Saturday, June 9 until July 8. The reception will be June 9th from 6pm-9pm.
Where: Hudson Beach Glass is located at 162 Main Street, Beacon, NY. Hours are daily 10-6, Sunday 11-6.
Inspired by a profound relationship with their environment, these three artists interpret the natural world through the lens of science, abstraction and the body.
Samantha Palmeri is drawn to nature and the body, seeing intertwining lines and shapes as metaphor for internal struggles. Her studio practice evolves from a process based on repetition, knitting, and braiding. She looks at tree limbs and body parts as much as piles of garbage or laundry. Where it goes from there is left to the unfolding of mood and chance.  Formerly a gallery owner herself, Palmeri just finished her second successful year as the Director of Beacon Open Studios.
Throughout her career, Jackie Skrzynski’s work has challenged physical and psychological boundaries between humans and nature. In this work, she collapses the perception of interior and exterior space. Her large charcoal drawings of swirling forms and tangles suggest similarities between anatomical and botanical forms.  Skrzynski writes that her imagery is inspired by her time in the woods near her home. Observing growth, decay and rebirth, she intends to convey her perception of nature as equally beautiful and unsettling.  Outside the studio, Skrzynski is the creative force behind P.U.G. Projects, which stages pop-up exhibitions in Newburgh and beyond.
“Tanya Chaly makes visible the invisible forces of nature through interventions into her analytical drawings on paper of animals and the ecosystems they inhabit. Her work balances order with disorder, meticulously combining renderings in graphite and charcoal with indications of impending microscopic threats. Often, they take the form of thousands of pinholes depicting the molecular structures and toxins that impact species, and the delicate systems in nature that support them. Her work and installations are layered with clues to understanding complex issues in science and life. In the process, poignant questions arise surrounding resilience, survival and loss.”    –Matthew Garrison

Under the Radar feature on Vasari21

Ann Landi, the writer and creative force behind Vasari21, interviews Jackie Skrzynski for an installment of "Under the Radar." These articles showcase artists whose work is not yet widely known but deserving of a closer look.
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