The Resurgence of the Art Exhibit at Arts on the Lake in Carmel, NY

Patty Vega and Brian Williams Exhibit

“After this long period of isolation it is great to see art available to experience in person once again, especially in such a great space and environment as Arts on the Lake.” Tony Carretta, Curator

The Resurgence of the Art Exhibit at Arts on the Lake in Carmel, NY

October 24 – November 28, 2020

Arts on the Lake, in Carmel, NY, is pleased to announce the first art exhibit in their new gallery exhibition space since the Covid-19 restrictions were imposed. An exhibit featuring the digital compositions of Patty Vega and the painted wood sculptures of Brian Williams will kick off a series of two person exhibits that will continue into 2021.

The return from a virtual to an actual exhibition schedule marks a hopeful turn, just outside of NYC, where the art gallery world has struggled to adapt to the current pandemic and economic challenges. AOTL is at the forefront of bringing the arts back to the public while complying with all of the safety measures that are currently required.

Patty Vega features a series of intimate installations that explore image making through digital techniques. Printed onto various materials such as aluminum, metallic paper and fabric, she exploits the combination of technology, human interaction and physical materials. In the tradition of artists such as Andy Warhol, Vega uses variations of duplication to construct both floor works as well as non- traditional wall installations. This exhibition propels pop culture imagery, technology and installation theory forward.

Brian Williams states, “When asked, I say that I create Abstract Minimalist Geometric Wood Constructions. All of the wood components of my work are reclaimed. Creating work from materials that would otherwise be discarded has both an artistic sustainability factor and an economic appeal. Knowing that no trees died in vain, also allows me to sleep easier at night.” Brian’s installation combines both intricate wall pieces with contrasting floor sculptures that suggest monumentality and a minimalist predisposition. His application of white paint and the elimination of color highlights his structures and the interaction of light as the viewer moves around each work.

Arts on the Lake is a non-profit corporation that fosters performances, exhibits and art classes in Kent, NY.

The exhibition can also be viewed online at: Tony Carretta Facebook and

Arts on the Lake
Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512
845 228-2685
Ed Durkee, Executive Director;
Tony Carretta, Curator/Organizer;

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