Matt Frieburghaus at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Multi-media artist and client Matt Frieburghaus will be exhibiting a single channel video at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY from June 18-September 4, 2011. The show is called "Iced" and is labeled a "group exhibition that explores seductive materials and the sublime desire for cool relief during the summer heat."

Artists include Betty Bressi, Aaron Carpenter, Kasarian Dane, Ed Davin, Corey D'Augustine, Amanda Dumas-Hernandez, Matt Frieburghaus, Michael C. Johnson, Zerek Kempf, Ben Knight, Rena Leinberger, Elisa Lendvay, Jonathan Leiter, Karen Lofgren, Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey, Tomas Ronse, Allyson Ross, and Gabriel J. Shuldiner.

In addition to being a nationally exhibited artist, Frieburghaus is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Frieburghaus holds an MFA in computer art from Syracuse University and a BFA in animation from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

There is an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas exhibiting in "for the birds..." Clement Gallery, Troy, NY

Egg tempera and silverpoint artist Banjie Getsinger Nicholas is featured in a group exhibition titled "for the birds..." at the Clement Gallery in Troy, NY from August 27 to September 25.  Also exhibiting are Spring Hofeldt, Chris Murray, Jon Gernon, and Randi Martin-Kish.

Nicholas' work is bird-inspired, and often bird-derived (egg tempera is an ancient, natural, incredible painting medium, and she deftly makes her own paints.) Her work is very detailed--there's a sort of magical realism to her paintings. The birds, animals, and objects might resemble the familiar, but they are combined in a way that is very Banjie.

The Clement Gallery is located at 201 Broadway at Monument Square, Troy, NY Opening reception Friday August 27, 6-9 pm.