External Forces: Paintings by Sarah Yuster  

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: External Forces.  This series of oil paintings by artist Sarah Yuster depicts artists in situ at various Staten Island locations; specifically preserved natural areas and parks.



“Musicians, dancers, poets and writers are often inspired by their environment: performing, practicing or quietly taking in data on a spiritual, aesthetic and intellectual level. Painting the outdoors, celebrating a connection to the natural world is a clear tradition and response by visual artists. Recognition is immediate and easily comprehensible. Some artists work in mediums that require a more cerebral or visceral transposition, whether it be through sound patterns, body movement or arrangement of words and language.”

“I bring several dialogues to canvas by including the images of artists equally inspired whose crafts are more abstractly influenced. The touch points for the viewers and community are a nod to the significance of conservation and land preservation for all strata of the society.” Sarah Yuster

.Exhibit runs from October 21 – November 29, 2015

 The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center, Conference House Park

298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307

Gallery Hours: MondayFriday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed holidays // Free admission

For more information, call 718.227.1463 or visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Image: ‘Counterpoint’, oil on board, 24” x 24”, dancers move through a space where a Hurricane Sandy destroyed home once stood.