• The Jonestown Massacre and Other Human Mysteries
    Date02/06/2015 - 02/28/2015
    ArtistsKen Weir
    Ken Weir offers unusual paintings for his 4th solo show at the Cooperative Gallery. The Jonestown Massacre, a 7 ½’ x 4’ painting revisits a moment we can never forget. On November 18, 1978 the members of Jim Jones’ religious group, the People’s Temple, committed mass suicide by ingesting a cyanide laced drink under orders from their leader, Jim Jones. The painting shows individuals at various moments of contemplating their drink and their fate. Ken Weir explains, “We’re taught that by taking a pill or drinking a potion, we’ll be healed.” The painting doesn’t present a single story, rather it presents nine stories of nine individuals, trusting, yet bullied into a horrible fate. Other paintings in the February show, also large, depict a girl painting a rose, a mother and daughter, a daughter and father and in one mysterious scene, a thug, a writer and a singer. This is a painting that foreshadows a murder story with two endings—depicted in two additional paintings. The artist hopes to involve the viewer in the creative process of explaining what he/she sees. Weir says, “Modern art has distanced itself from story while pushing the abstract, the shocking, or the hyper-realistic. By bringing mystery and humanity back into art, I hope to bring the viewers into a conversation with the art.” He continues, “Viewers don’t always know how to talk about a purely abstract design, but they can easily agree or disagree with a story or make up their own.” Weir studied with Paul Georges at the New York Studio School. Georges was an abstract expressionist turned figurative painter who emphasized the drama possible with figurative art.
  • Fifth Weekend: Life Drawing Weekend for Members
    Date04/29/2016 - 05/01/2016
    ArtistsMember Artists
    Three days of painting and drawing together with live model and still life. Register for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Brunch on Sunday.
  • The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: A Reading
    Date05/19/2016 - 05/19/2016
    ArtistsNatalia Andrievskikh and others
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    Memoirs and Artwork about significant objects from our childhood collected from all over the world. Natalia Andreivskikh and Andrei Guruianu have solicited memories expressed in stories and art and Natalia and some of the authors will share some of these short memoirs. Gallery members will display some art on the theme of discarded objects and their significance in memory.
  • TRASH Eco Art in Collaboration
    Date06/02/2016 - 06/25/2016
    ArtistsPeg Johnston and many collaborators
    The Cooperative Gallery 213 is sponsoring the first Environmental Art exhibit June 2-25, 2016, titled TRASH! A Collaborative EcoArt curated by Peg Johnston. It opens Thursday June 2nd from 6-8 pm and First Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm. Many of the artists will talk about their art and working with specific materials on Third Thursday June 16th at 7 pm. All events are free and open to the public. "This exhibit is filled with amazing art made from all kinds of materials from paper to plastics, fabric to scrap metal, styrofoam to recycled wood,” says Peg Johnston, an artist at the Cooperative Gallery in Binghamton NY. “I am fascinated with materials that most would call waste and creating art from them.” Beyond use of non-traditional art materials, works in this show will bring attention to the plight of our environment and our role in both creating and remediating environmental destruction.
  • Paintings, Drawings and Graphic Work
    Date02/03/2017 - 02/26/2017
    ArtistsKaren Fedczuk and Kathryn Niles
    New paintings, drawings and graphic work
  • Special All Members' Show
    Date03/03/2017 - 03/26/2017
    ArtistsExhibiting members, supporting members and new exhibiting members
    New works from all members
  • "What Meets the Eye" & "Aloha"
    Date07/07/2017 - 07/28/2017
    ArtistsEileen Seeley Schlag & Karen Fedczuk
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    An exhibit by new member Eileen Seeley Schlag entitled "What meets the eye and touches the heart." Also on display is “Aloha” Recent Works by Karen Fedczuk, a long time gallery member known for her fine print making.
  • Renewal and Contrast
    Date08/04/2017 - 08/27/2017
    ArtistsAubrey Clark and John Thomson
    About 'Renewal' Aubrey Clark says, "Renewal is part of the process of revisiting work, materials, and ideas. Recurring themes emerge to engage me: the natural resources of clean water, fresh air, fertile soil, animals and plants, planet sustainability, and life cycles.” 'Contrast' by John Thompson comprises drawings and small scale sculptures that reflect a life long interest in the natural world. He says, "In these pieces there is apt to be a contrast between organic and geometric forms.”
  • Treelove / Collection
    Date02/02/2018 - 02/24/2018
    ArtistsMartha Colgan / Nancy Ryan
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    On First Friday, February 2, 3-9:00 p.m., Cooperative Gallery 213 opened exhibits by Nancy Ryan, titled "Collection," and by Martha Colgan, titled "Treelove." The dual exhibit, running through Feb. 24, presents two experienced artists following their artistic curiosity. The front part of the gallery this month is a group show of black, white, and grey works by various exhibiting artists of Cooperative Gallery 213, titled "50 Shades of Grisaille."
  • Real & Imagined
    Date08/02/2018 - 07/25/2018
    ArtistsCaroline Fay and John Carroll
    Video linkReal & Imagined
    Our two newest members, Caroline Fay and John Carroll have an opening reception on August 2nd from 5-8 pm and First Friday 3- 9 pm. The exhibition titled, ‘Real & Imagined’ brings together oil paintings from two fine artists on two unique paths to representational painting.