'Personal Space' to open at CANO

‘Grand Central Station’ by Ursula Gullow

“Personal Space,” paintings by Ursula Gullow, will be on display at the Community Arts Network of Oneonta’s Wilber Mansion at 11 Ford Ave. in Oneonta starting July 5.

There will be an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and the exhibit will be up through July 21.

‘Personal Space’ is a collection of paintings that depict interactions between people in public spaces, the way that people carve out personal space in crowded places, and the use of technological devices as agents of communication and separation, presenters said in a media release.

Gullow is a visual artist who grew up on a dairy farm in Delaware County, according to a media release. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from SUNY New Paltz in 1994, “but painting has been an integral part of my life since I was a student at Delaware Academy in Delhi,” she said in the release.

“As an artist I am interested in the way people interact with each other, and the aesthetic challenges of rendering groups of people,” she said. “Many of the images I’ve referenced for ‘Personal Space’ at CANO come from photos I’ve taken while visiting New York City, such as the High Line, the Cloisters, Grand Central Station and Bryant Park.”

She visits the area at least twice a year, she said, and has visited CANO for more than three decades. 

Gullow is one of four artists exhibiting work at CANO through July 21.

More information can be found at www.canoneonta.org

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