Dorothy Englander Then & Now: Journey

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Albany Center Gallery is pleased to showcase Dorothy Englander Then & Now: Journey, a retrospective of Englander’s career, from Friday, September 6, through Friday, October 4, 2019. The gallery’s annual Then & Now exhibit features work by artists who exhibited in the gallery in the 1970s and 1980s and whose careers have made a significant contribution to the local art community. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, September 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Albany Center Gallery will also host a public artist talk with Englander at the gallery September 19 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Attendees will have the unique chance to hear firsthand about Englander’s process, inspiration, and her goals as an artist. 

Dorothy Englander is a visual artist who currently lives and works in Albany, NY. Since 1980, she has shown her work nationally and throughout the region: the Arts Center of the Capital Region, the Martinez Gallery, the University at Albany, the Schenectady Museum, the Berkshire Museum, Skidmore College, and CollarWorks. Her works feature in a number of private, corporate and public collections, including the Hyde Collection, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the University at Albany, and the collection of the New York State Comptroller. Englander has also served as an art instructor at various institutions and for private students.

Inspired by Englander’s first undergraduate major Biology and the abstraction of artists such as Kandinsky and Diebenkorn, Englander’s works are consistently whimsical and playful. Her pieces range in medium: from paintings in watercolor and oil to drawings in ink and pastel, mixed media collages to printmaking. Her works are experimental worlds informed by landscape and invention as well as Englander’s dreams and memories to create syntheses of nonobjective abstraction and observed representation. 

Dorothy Englander Then & Now: Journey will welcome the artist back almost 40 years after her first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will include works from throughout Englander’s career, which dates to the 1970s, following her journey as an artist across themes, subjects, and modes of creation. Although her perceptions and methodology have changed throughout the decades, one thing has remained constant: Englander’s passion and enthusiasm for the subjects in her wide-ranging body of work.

Dorothy Englander Then & Now: Journey will be on display at Albany Center Gallery from Friday, September 6, through Friday, October 4, 2019. An Artist’s Reception will be held at ACG on Friday, September 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. ACG will also host a public artist’s talk September 19 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m; the exhibit, opening reception and artist’s talk are all free and open to the public.

The exhibition is presented by premier gallery sponsor Howard Hanna and David Phaff Real Estate Services, with exhibition sponsors William Harris and Holly Katz, as well as Albany Parking Authority, Discover AlbanyNew York State Council on the Arts Renaissance Hotel, and  Wine and Dine for the Arts.