Translations Lost and Found, works by Tara Fracalossi and Harold Lohner at Albany Center Galleries.
Translations Lost and Found, works by Tara Fracalossi and Harold Lohner opens November 7 and runs until December 16. The opening reception will be held on December 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the gallery will participate with neighborhood galleries for 1st Friday. The gallery is located on the second floor of The Albany Public Library. There is free parking off of the Elk Street entrance behind The Library. For more information, please contact Sarah Martinez at (518) 462-4775.
Tara Fracalossi has indexed and archived thousands of her own photographs for over a decade and has developed a regimented art practice. Before she stores her photographs away in a permanent archive, she shrinks and prints reproductions of the original photograph using a color copier, and draws a series of collages compiled of duplicated degenerated photographs composed directly on the wall or on paper. Fracalossi’s process of art making correlates with the ideas she has about systems and authenticity, and her artwork flows melodically in a pendulum that oscillates between order and the random.
Harold Lohner also translates and sorts photographs but uses a very different approach. Lohner explores concepts dealing with sensuality and spirituality using a technique of building textured layers of images and removing saturated colored inks, forming slightly larger than life masculine faces and male figures. Lohner’s monoprints are exceptionally gestural and exquisite and he often works in sequence, creating double-sided mono-prints. Combining classical art practices and contemporary issues, his work re-examines mythology in a fresh innovative way.
Both Tara Fracalossi and Harold Lohner received their M.F.A. from The University at Albany, State University. Fracalossi is the Gallery Director/Curator at the Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery where she also teaches photography and gallery management. Recently she was included in The Only Book Show, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY. She has also exhibited at The Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Roshambo Gallery, Healdsburg, California, and Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY to name just a few. Lohner is an Associate Professor of Art at The Sage Colleges and he most recently exhibited at ALL Gallery in New Haven, CT and the Dadian Gallery, Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion in Washington, D.C. He has exhibited in nearly 100 exhibitions throughout the past twenty years. He is also known for his extensive font design, which can be viewed and purchased at www.haroldsfonts.com.
The mission of Albany Center Galleries is to be dedicated to the exhibition of art by skillful artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region and the development of a strong and knowledgeable public for the visual arts. It promotes the emergence of this region as an important source of contemporary art.