Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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845 228-AOTL (2685)

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Patty Vega and Brian Williams

Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Extended Dates - Up until Dec 20

We have extended this excellent exhibition until Dec 19th. This is an exhibition of the work of Patty Vega and Brian Williams, two artists whose work has become recently recognized. Working in different media, the two artists bring two starkly different approaches to their work that challenge the viewers.  Exhibition runs from October 11 through Nov 29.


Viewing hours are available from 5 - 7 on Tuesdays, 3 -5 on Fridays,  1 - 3 on Saturdays,  Sundays and other days by appointment.  Social distancing and the wearing of a mask is required. Capacity of the gallery will be controlled.




Patty Vega "makes paintings that capture light, movement and emotion." Vega uses bright colors, repeating patterns and graphic images to form an overlay of complex and elemental patterns and compositions. Her paintings are composed of layers of images and brushstrokes through the use of digital tools. Those layers are then printed on a variety of materials such as aluminum, acrylic, mylar, linen, paper and other materials. Her art "attempts to harness the essence of life force by using color, form and composition. The work vibrates with a mysterious consciousness that captures our elemental humanity."


Brian Williams

"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."


"My method of working is primarily one of experimentation. The revelatory learning experience of handling materials and seeing how shapes stack and angles intersect, invariably provides a direction to follow. For several years I have been working with simple geometric forms, intrigued how massed small components can be developed into larger works. The simplicity and serenity of repetitive forms can have an appeal all of their own. I find that lighting plays a crucial role in adding a dramatic and transformative element to each piece. The massed flat white forms achieve a harmony of complexity between the forms and their shadows."