Mountain Jam takes pride in introducing amazingly talented visual artists who exhibit their work through the festival grounds.
Featured Artist: Jack LaRoux
Jack’s statement: My vivid cubist interpretation of a psychedelic world is based upon stained glass and shattered glass imagery that portray the effects of light illuminating and shining through transparent surfaces. It is enhanced by urban, surreal and abstract concepts spawned by life experiences in combination with embellished stories intriguing viewers to continuously explore the enigmatic and layered composition of light – hearted subjects. This animated quality, central to my artwork, keeps art patrons mesmerized and anticipating what they will discover next by exploring my work.
Featured Artist: Michael Hunt
LYRICAL SIGNAGE is a new group of works specifically created for the Ninth Annual Mountain Jam. Rooted in the sign making techniques learned at his family’s sign making company, the posters Michael Hunt has created take pieces of lyrics from this year’s lineup of musical artists and place them over distorted images of Catskill landscapes. The work will attempt to draw the viewer into the lyrics by looking at the actual words in the context of a sign and perhaps create synchronicity when read at the same moment a performer is singing them live.
Featured Artist: Jeremy Holmes
Jeremy Holmes graduated from the University of New York at New Paltz with a BFA in sculpture and currently lives and has a studio in Ithaca, NY where he has lived for the last 3 years.
“I construct abstract wood sculptures, which emphasize materiality and an engagement between the viewer, the site, and the work. Seen as three-dimensional line drawings in space, the installations collaborate with unique found architecture to construct a new and unexpected space made by joining long lengths of wood together. I use many different bending methods to bend the long pieces on wood into abstract shapes, including soaking, steaming, laminating, and also use the natural flexibility of wood. I am able to construct flowing forms of any scale, which contrast with the geometric rooms and buildings that we build and live within.”
Featured Artist: Bryan Bailey (CloudyButClear)
I am an artist native to Virginia, who usually creates live on the spot pieces of art mostly abstract or psychedelic. Constantly adding and adjusting my style. I love creating live and mixing the people, places, and experiences into the art. I have painted live for Rootwire, Dark Star Orchestra, Beats Antique, Boombox, Pretty Lights, Papadosio, Big Gigantic, Conspirator, Emancipator, EOTO, Pimps of Joy Time, The Malah, The Mantras, Paper Diamond, Zoogma, Rising Appalachia and many others.
Featured Artist: Michael Ciccone
Michael Ciccone is a sculptor/artist active in the Hudson Valley. He has primarily worked with steel, but currently incorporates a variety of mixed media, including materials discarded from sites where he works as a member of the Laborer’s Union, Local 17. Ciccone has shown at Opus 40, Unison Sculpture Garden, Unison’s Sculpture Walk at the Water Street Market, Kingston Biennial, Doghouse Gallery, Marleau Gallery, G.A.S. Gallery, Coffey Gallery, Woodstock School of Art, Arts Upstairs, and at his own sculpture garden in Saugerties (michaelciccone.com). He is an active planning member of the Saugerties Artists Tour.
Grateful Gallery: Poster Art Show
The Grateful Gallery Tour, a traveling art gallery will be making a stop at Mountain Jam music festival June 6-9 2013. It will feature the work of artists John Warner, Mike DuBois, Richard Biffle, AJ Masthay, William Giese, and photographer Peter Stupar. The Mountain Jam stop of the tour will feature original art and gig posters from numerous bands, including The Grateful Dead, Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Railroad Earth, Cabinet and many more.
All of the Artists featured in the Mountain Jam Grateful Gallery will make appearances throughout the weekend as their schedules permit for signings and live painting exhibits. In addition, the gallery will feature original paintings from acclaimed artists Mike DuBois, and Richard Biffle and William Giese whose artwork has graced the covers of several Grateful Dead albums. A portion of the gallery proceeds will benefit the Hudson Valley Food Bank.