October 6th thru December 16th, 11-1 pm, Sundays, (or by appointment)
Artist reception, October 5th, 5PM, Burke Hall Gallery
Copake artist Peter Nicholas Fritsch, (a.k.a.“Nick,”) studied painting and drawing at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Student’s League in NYC. His teachers included artists Herb Katzman, Don Eddy, Gilbert Stone and Robert Cenedella.
Inspired by the traditions of mid 20th century American realism, his streetscape paintings explore the mystical qualities of night, evoking a quietly dramatic sense of place. The artist finds his mysterious imagery in the quiet buildings, silent roads and nocturnal skies of Copake, New York. Several of Fritsch’s paintings include local historic Copake sites such as the abandoned Copake Depot, the First Town Meeting house, the former Knox and Wilsey store, etc. The nocturnal landscape paintings on view in this exhibition, inspired by night walks in the town of Copake with his wife, Lesley Doyel and dog, Munchkin, evoke both a sense of quietude and a striking reflection of reality. These night scenes of Copake in all seasons, present to us, the viewer, a mystical and intimate experience of the natural world.
Artist reception, October 5th, 5PM, Burke Hall Gallery. Open, 11-1 PM, Sundays, and by appointment, contact, Lucy Eldridge, 518-329-0530.
View paintings at peternfritsch.com