Fanfare for America, The Fenimore Museum of Art, Cooperstown, NY
August 5 - October 2, 2022
Just a traditional girl, doing some traditional things. Growing up, my neighbors taught me to embroider and sew. There is a relaxation and comfort that comes with practicing "School Girl Art." On a trip to Sturbridge Village, I met an HSEAD (Historical Society of Early American Decoration) teacher, Anne Dimock, and other volunteers demonstrating reverse glass painting. I joined and became a guild member of HSEAD.org. The economy of the use of materials, and the desire even in early times, to decorate, was fascinating and charming to me. I am interested in carrying these techniques forward in my personal work. This exhibition, which is of the Central New York Chapter of HSEAD's work will be held this August 2022 at the Fenimore Museum of Art.
18th Annual Student & Faculty Exhibition: Art The Univversal Language
Orange Hall Gallery, SUNY Orange, Middletown, NY
Forever Young, Islip Art Museum
West Islip, NY 2021
Art at 50Plus, Islip Art Museum
West Islip, NY 2020
Minute 2:51: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4nWVoPdh5Y&t=191s
Changing Tide, Cape Cod Museum of Art
December 2020, Dennis, MA
Changing Tide is as predictable as the swing of a pendulum. It can represent a cleansing exchange of life-giving seawater, or fuel a destructive surge onto land. The theme is a starting point that encompasses both representational and more conceptual artwork. Cycles can be found everywhere, and Changing Tide encourages CCMoA Artist Members to consider the many possible ways the theme can be expressed through their art in this time of extreme environmental, social and political fluctuation. In November, members of the Cape Cod Museum of Art were invited to submit original artwork to our Annual Juried Members Exhibition. 114 artists from across the region submitted 225 works, and only 73 of those works were selected by juror Amanda Wastrom, Assistant Curator at Heritage Museums & Gardens, East Sandwich, Massachusetts.
On Light: Reflections from the Darkroom ~ Photograms and Prints
March 12 - May 22, 2020, Newburgh, NY
To view the exhibition on youtube please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL1lxe_3rLs
On Time: Paintings & Photographs by Mary Cathryn Roth
January 3 - March 9, 2018
On Time is the first in a series of exhibitions exploring the artist’s essential question and themes of: time, light, space, absence, presence and the body in motion. Roth is interested in how humankind structures and patterns our lives primally and specifically to our time. The idea of the essential question is a key concept of Roth’s painting mentor Al Loving, who she studied with at The City College of New York for her MFA in painting and photography.
The works from the Surface Series: Trinidad Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, New York City, Newburgh and San Juan in On Time reflect on the weathering of historic structures and regular buildings alike. For this exhibition, three early paintings were selected to accompany twenty-seven photographs from the Surface Series, including The Rape of the Sabines I, 1995, Untitled (Earth), 1995 and The Deep, 1989.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its zenith, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills in the region harvested the biggest cane haul in the world — just under a million kilos of white pressed crystals. This enormous, conspicuous wealth shaped the town and no expense was spared in fashioning the finest Spanish colonial mansions, plazas and churches, which still stand testament to this era. Eighteen time-worn, weathered abstract fragments of surfaces of these buildings from Trinidad photographed in 2000 are included in this exhibition arranged in two grids of nine. Paired with these grids is the painting The Rape of the Sabines I, 1995, 120” x 66” inspired by Giambologna’s sculpture c. 1579 in Loggia dei Lanzi, Signoria Square, Florence.
The Deep, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 88” x 66” an homage to Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, is paired with two digital photographs, Giclée prints from the Appropriation Series 2017 in which the artist creates abstract digital imagery inspired from her early paintings. These works are a reflection on time and distance, from one’s own work, the rapid change in technology and process of documenting these works, and Richard Serra’s statement that “It takes a lifetime to become an artist.”
Untitled (Earth), 1995 acrylic on canvas, 80” x 67” is paired with two diptychs of the surfaces of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan. The Surface Series imagery is a reflection on the effects of nature on man-made structures over time, the idea of history repeating itself, and the knowledge that our egos and errors will be erased – that over time nature prevails.
On Time is on view at the Mindy Ross Gallery, SUNY Orange Newburgh, 1st Floor, Kaplan Hall, corner of Grand and First Streets from January 3 – March 9, 2018 with an opening reception on Newburgh Last Saturday, January 27, 2018 3-5:30 PM, Newburgh, NY and is sponsored by SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs (845) 341-4891. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs. Free secure parking is available in the underground parking garage accessible at 73 First St. Regular gallery hours are 8am to 9pm Monday through Thursday and to 6pm on Fridays.
Walking Series I: Seasons Change
Walking Series I: Seasons Change is an exploration of nature's changing seasons over the course of a twelve-month period during which the artist walked the same four-and-a-half-mile walk. All images were taken and edited with an iPhone SE. The exhibition will be available online on August 1, 2022.
Walking Series II: The Cape Cod National Seashore
Walking Series II: The Cape Cod National Seashore is an exploration of the changing beauty of the seashore. My first trip to the Cape Cod National Seashore was on a yellow school bus in 1980 from Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA). I was in 5th grade. My love affair with the Cape began then and has grown ever since. In 2013, I started an annual tradition with my children staying at Nauset Beach. Over the years I have traveled the entire Cape, with a special affinity to Nauset, Provincetown, Marconi, and Wellfleet. The portfolio will be available online on August 1, 2022, and like the seashore, will change.
Walking Series III: Wherever You Roam
Walking Series III: Wherever You Roam is an exploration of landscape and the history of walking, inspired by Rebecca Solnit's Wanderlust: A History of Walking and A Field Guide to Getting Lost. This series is ongoing and will occasionally be updated. First availability, August 1, 2022.