August 5, 2021 Update
A new First Friday is almost here, and we at Sager Braudis Gallery want to share a few updates about the new exhibits and what to expect.
The doors open to the public on new exhibits in both galleries tomorrow (Friday, August 6th) at 6 PM. As we do each month, we’ve reserved opening week leading up to First Friday for member previews by appointment. Our members get an early-access email on the Tuesday of every opening week with both a link to shop online before the site goes live, and a link to schedule an in-person appointment. This monthly early access, along with a standing invite to our members’ happy hour 5-6 on First Friday, a swag bag, and more, is really one of the fun perks of membership, which helps support the gallery to boot. (Learn more and join at sagerbraudisgallery.com/membership.)
This month you’ll find a special midcentury showing in the East Gallery featuring the work of Lawrence Kupferman (American painter, 1909-1982). Kupferman was associated with Abstract Expressionism, but even before the heyday of gestural, fully abstract work he developed his own style of expressive mark-making that evoked the expanses of the microscopic and the universal. He described one work saying, “This might be at the deepest bottom of an ocean, where light comes only from microscopic life forms, or it could be out, far beyond Venus, where things collect and begin again…Life is mysterious. I find relevance in the abstract, for in it is the womb of existence.”
In the West Gallery this month, the August Exhibit features landscapes in oil by painter Craig Albright, original prints by Emily Legleitner, small-scale, abstract, bronzes by Chris Morrey, portraiture combining fibers and drawing by Hannah Reeves, and altered-photogragh compositions by Brenda Stumpf.
A bit on how we’ll keep our celebration safe:
We are asking all attendees, both unvaccinated and vaccinated, to arrive masked for First Friday. We will be serving drinks, compliments of our sponsors Les Bourgeois Vineyards and N. H. Scheppers Distributing, so we’ll ask that visitors lower their masks only to take a drink, and remain masked the rest of the time they’re inside. As always, we hope that anyone considering attending First Friday assess their recent exposure to Covid, and sit this one out if they have any symptoms of illness or known contact with someone sick. We continue to sanitize carefully and run additional air filters. Our entire crew is fully vaccinated. For those with extra vulnerability, children too young to be vaccinated, or simply a desire to remain more cautious about crowds, we are happy to reserve private visits or offer remote viewings.
The August Exhibit runs First Friday through the 28th. Our usual hours are 11-6, Tuesday-Saturday. The entire exhibit will be viewable and shoppable online from 11 AM on August 6th. The Lawrence Kupferman exhibit will run through October 30th, and will additionally be accessible on Artsy and via an accompanying print catalog.
Contact us any time with questions, concerns, wish lists, and other inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.