Community Responses to the Collection

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John Fabian Carlson
Wintry Glen, c. 1922
Oil on canvas board

Swedish-born Impressionist John Fabian Carlson lived from 1875-1945. Known heavily for his wintry snow landscapes and distinctive painting style, Carlson challenged the subtleties of Tonalism with experimental approaches to mark making. His high-contrast snowscapes created a rugged view of Woodstock, utilizing paint’s thick tactility within the confines of a composition. 1922’s Wintry Glen features one of Carlson’s more robust Woodstock scenes, displaying nature in its untouched environment. The brushes of off-whites/yellows mixed with pale forest greens and subtle browns create an earthly, yet melancholy atmosphere for the viewer. While only slightly realistically rendered due to Carlson’s broad painterly shapes, the viewer can easily ascertain what he is envisioning in the scene.

Alexa Guevara

Alexa has just recently received her BFA in Photography with a minor in Art History from Suny New Paltz. She’s really interested in the tactility of art, photography in particular, and how we perceive touching artwork. Her focus recently has been motivated by the immigration process that she sees through her father. Curiosity has brought her this far and her work continues to grow and change.


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