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Blue Mountain Gallery

The Blue Hour
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The Blue Hour: Work by Gallery Artists

May 23 - June 17, 2006
Reception: Thursday May 25th  5-8 PM
Music at the reception by The Eclectics with their signature musical mix of twentieth century blues, jazz, and pop

Saturday  June 10 2 PM  Music by Wayne Smith, classical/jazz pianist: "Four  Piano Blues" by Aaron Copland and improvisational works by Smith

The Blue Hour comes from a French expression (l'heure bleue) which refers to the often magical hour experienced between the hours of daylight and darkness, a time often inspiring philosophical reverie.  The exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery from May 23rd to June 17th includes works by gallery artists that spin off of this image of half light, with subtle shifts between visible and invisible, innocence and terror.  The artists present a fascinating variety of responses to a time of transition and to the color blue.  The variety echoes that of song lyrics on the theme. Roy Orbison's version points to its sadness:

The good times are all gone / The night keeps coming on so strong/ You can't hold on, no matter what you do/ Will there be someone who cares for you/ When the blue hour comes?

While Turin Brakes looks forward to it:Oh let the sun be done/Let the air wash the city clean./Oh let the blue hour come

The large group exhibition includes prints, paintings, and sculpture in wide ranging styles and individualistic approaches to the theme.  The blue hour as a time of repose is presented Robert Sievert's collograph of a reclining figure. The subtleties of twilight inspired Louise Guerin's painting of the sea and Meg Leveson's mysterious back yard scene. Victoria Salzman's eerie etching, They're not your woods anymore, uses an incredibly beautiful blue ink.  The theme and blue color are also combined in Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh' sculpture, Tsunami V, that reconciles water's capacity for devastation with its inherent fluid grace.

For further information contact Marcia Clark, Director   
646-486-4730    or

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