Holland Tunnel Gallery Celebrates 25 Years featuring • Alexandra Limpert • Bix Lye • Jacques Roch • Jan Mulder • Larry Lee Webb • Paulien Lethen • Susan Daboll •
May 22 - June 26| Free
’Holland Tunnel Celebrates 25 Years’ honors the journey from the original backyard shed turned hip gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the current space in Newburgh, NY. When gentrification in Brooklyn became out of control, Paulien Lethen moved her gallery to Newburgh, NY, as chronicled in the documentary film Requiem for Williamsburg. This exhibition celebrates that endeavor as Holland Tunnel Gallery continues to provide quality arts and entertainment for the Newburgh community.
Alexandra Limpert is a kinetic metal figurative sculptor based in New York City. She creates interactive sculptures with sensors, motors and hand cranks, and was included in the Morris Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness collection of automata. She has exhibited her work with renowned artists Judy Chicago, Faith Reingold and Yoko Ono, and has been featured in The Village Voice and ARTnews.
Bix Lye is a British-American artist whose sculptures challenge definition. “Lye’s sculpture simultaneously reads as a contained, solid object and a construction of modular components…. Its finely crafted geometry conjures up references to Tony Smith and even Sol LeWitt; however, the work provides just enough color and whimsy to eschew the reductive stereotype”. -The Brooklyn Rail
Jacque Roch (b France 1934-2015) lived many decades in New York City. Starting his career as a painter in the early 1970’s in Paris, he also drew comic strips for Parisian underground Newspapers.
In Roch’s paintings, the comic narrative is combined with high-key swaths of color that evoke cynical delight. In 1990, a ten year survey of his work at Exit Art drew the attention of critics. Roch was then represented by Kim Foster Gallery, who showed a retrospective of his work in 2019.
Jan Mulder – For more than a decade, the writings of Romanian poet Paul Celan have provided themes for painter Dutch painter Jan Mulder. His work has been in extensive solo and group exhibitions in The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Greece, New York, Japan. Works and lives in Utrecht, Greece and New York.
Larry Lee Webb is a Brooklyn based artist who creates abstract paintings and collages. His expressive paintings are about processes and mark making. He has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S., most notably at the New York Design Center. His work is in numerous private collections.
Paulien Lethen is a Dutch-born artist who spreads her time between her studios in Brooklyn, Paros (Greece) and Newburgh, NY. In her artwork, she employs a minimal color palette with bold and decisive strokes that give a nod to the figure while remaining minimal and abstract. Paulien is the the founder and director of Holland Tunnel Gallery. An in-depth interview with the Newburgh-based River of Opportunities describes her as a “gyspy spirit with a visionary eye”. The 2019 award winning 30 minute documentary Requiem for Williamsburg chronicles her life and art.
Susan Daboll is an American photographer and painter living between Paros, Greece and Jersey City, NJ. She has
participated in many exhibitions both in the US and Greece. Her work is in may public and private collections including the Portland Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Pfizer, Corp., and the Chicago Art Institute.
Gallery Hours Sat/Sun: 1-5pm and by appointment.