Drawing on collaboration

WAG’s current issue is devoted to a celebration of the arts, with one of the stories a profile of Mairead Daly-Diep and Ben Diep’s Square Peg Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson.

An exhibition by Dobbs Ferry-based painter Jerzy Kubina was under way when we visited the gallery, but its autumn schedule continues with a new show.

The impressive gallery overlooking the Hudson is now featuring “rgbDRAWING: Pigment on Paper.”

It’s a collaboration between Ben Diep and northern Westchester-based artist Creighton Michael that runs through Dec. 18, when a closing reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.

Art lovers, though, may also want to note that Diep, a master printer, and Michael will offer an artists’ talk at 4 p.m. Nov. 20.

Here’s how the exhibition advance describes each of the collaborators: “Creighton Michael’s focus on ‘mark making’ has taken him on a rich and varied artistic journey from painter to sculptor, filmmaker and printmaker. Michael has numerous national and international solo shows to his name, and his works are in many prestigious collections, including those of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, MoMA, The National Gallery, D.C., and the Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland. Michael is an active member of American Abstract Artists, and is well known in the art community, not only for his expansive body of work, but also for his generosity as an educator, mentor and promoter of the arts.

“Ben Diep is a master printer, photographer and painter who is known for infusing a painterly quality into the photographic images he works with, both digital and analog. Diep has produced prints exhibited at numerous U.S. and international galleries and museums, including MoMA, NY and the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany. Diep is co-founder of Square Peg Gallery.”

Square Peg Gallery is at 385 Warburton Ave.

For more, visit squarepeggallery.com.

– Mary Shustack

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