"Light and Dark" Exhibition Opening and Artists Talk at CAS Arts Center


48 Main Street
Livingston Manor, NY 12758
United States
41° 54' 3.2904" N, 74° 49' 41.3112" W
New York US
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Mac Adams, "Banana Rat"

Catskill Art Society will present “Light and Dark”, featuring the work of Mac Adams,

Adam Crosson, Kaytea Petro, Carolina Rubio MacWright, and Yoav Ruda at the

CAS Art Center at 48 Main St. Livingston Manor, NY.


Mac Adams creates figurative shadows out of mundane groupings of objects.

Remarkable and unexpected, these temporal, Rorschach like images invite both

speculation and meditation, evoking a presence both fearful and humorous. His art challenges 

our visual literacy as the presence of light among seemingly unrelated objects generates

another layer to the visual message. Adams work is in over 40 public museum collections,

including and not limited to, MoMA, NY, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Musee

National D'Art Modern, and Center Pompidou, Paris, France.


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Adam Crosson’s studio practice is an excavation into the post-industrial relics of

the Mississippi River’s deltaic and alluvial regions. Crosson manipulates

commercial signs exposing its internal organs and creating photographs from

sign ruins that he has converted to cameras. His relationship with industrial

materials is direct, as are his referents.


The work of Kaytea Petro addresses the timely issue of police violence in the

United States. Acknowledging that as an artist she is powerless to change

government structures and practices that result in the untimely deaths of

innocent people, through her work she seeks to spark a conversation that might

enhance police crisis training and change gun policy in this country.


Carolina Rubio MacWright grew up during the Colombian conflict where violence

permeated her city, and a culture of fear and hate repressed creative expression.

Her work makes sense of fear and the loss of freedom so many immigrants and

refugees face, offering viewers insight that will allow them to consider the

injustices that continue today.


Yoav Ruda sees contemporary art as an open horizon, free of boundaries and

limitations. His work mixes still photography, film, new media, written word,

samples, sound art and poetry into a single, unified new art form. The work refers

to the development of art as an evolutionary process, with that evolution as the

key principle of the development of art, culture, science and life itself.

Gallery hours at the CAS Arts Center are Thursday – Saturday 11am–6pm,

Sunday 11am-3pm, and Monday 11am-6pm. The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair




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Phone number: 
48 Main Street
Livingston Manor, NY 12758