December 4, 2013 § 1 Comment
My work is based on organic and natural themes from the world around us. Each piece has a concept – a place, idea, mood, or memory. I try to convey that without accurately reproducing any subjects, and instead rely on colors, lines and abstracted shapes for expression. Recently I have started to incorporate man-made interventions and am interested in their relationship to our natural environment. I paint mostly in acrylic, and like to use pieces of my older paintings, collage, and other scraps. I work spontaneously, do not fully plan paintings out ahead of time, and usually have several pieces going at once.
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September 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
Robert Gullie of Cohoes, NY is a photographer specializing in the early 1900’s technique of Hand-Tinted Photography, a mixed media collagist and most recently has begun working in the photopolymer gravure printing process.
His work has been included in over eighty exhibitions since the early 1990s including over twenty-five solo exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a NYFA Arts Residency Project Grant; the Gilliand-Weinheimer Oakroom Artist Award; and, 1st place in the photography category from Columbia County Council of the Arts.
In addition, Gullie was selected to participate in the 24th, 25th and 30th Capital District Photography Regionals. In 1997 Metroland Magazine named him the “Best Photographer” in the Capital Region.
His work is in the permanent collections of The Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana; University at Albany Art Museum; Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY; Frances Kinnear Museum in Lake Luzerne, NY; the historic Mission House in Stockbridge Massachusetts; Albany Medical College; Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY; Hortense and Lewis Rubin Dialysis Centers in Troy and Saratoga Springs, NY; Hayden-Harnett, Brooklyn, NY as well as many private collections.
He was commissioned in 2010 by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to create images used in posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Mid-Summers Night Dream” and for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performance of “Peter and the Wolf”. He was commissioned in 2011 by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) to create additional images used in two posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Magic Flute”. He was also commissioned in 2012 by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to create an image used in posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet”. He was again commissioned by SPAC in 2013 for images used in the MOMIX Botanica dance performance and for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Fantasia performance.
His work has also appeared on the covers of several regional periodicals and has been used as cover art for a number of CDs.
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