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December 27, 2013

'Selections' to open New Year's day at Zoom Gallery

The Daily Star

---- — Christopher Engel will open a show of his work, “Selections,” on New Years Day at Zoom Gallery in Fleischmanns. The exhibit will close Jan. 26.

After studying at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and the Art Students League in New York, Christopher Engel was awarded two residencies at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, one of the first art colonies in the United States, along with many well-known artists.

Engel has been represented by galleries in Soho, the East Village and Woodstock where he was a member of the Board of Woodstock Art Association and Museum and the winner chosen for best abstract artist at the second annual Woodstock Regional Art Show. Several of his pieces are in collections in Zurich, Seattle and New York City where he worked for 15 years in the Art Department of “The New York Times.”

In a media release, Engel said that as he now lives in the Catskills he finds that the environment does have some influence on what he does, though he tends to let himself go in whatever directions his materials take him. He basically adheres to some advice given to him by his former teacher, Richard Pousette-Dar, who said, “Let your palette be your guide.”

There will be an opening reception will the artist from 3 to 5 p.m.Wednesday at Zoom Gallery at 1164 Main St. in Fleischmanns.

For more information, call (845) 254-4998.