Molloy College Art Gallery

The Molloy College Art Gallery exhibits nationally and internationally renowned artists throughout the year and holds two student exhibitions each year. Recognized by the New York Times and Newsday, the gallery was founded in 1997 with a mission to promote and support Long Island artists and Long Island arts organizations.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public. Opening receptions are held for all exhibitions.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In observance of Columbus Day, the Art Gallery will be closed on Monday, October 13.
Call 516.323.3196, or email artgallery@molloy.edu.
 

 

Current Exhibit
Lockwood Dennis: Woodcuts and Prints
September 9 - October 30, 2014

Opening Reception: Tuesday September 9,  3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College will exhibit the work of Lockwood Dennis. The work will be exhibited from September 9 through October 30, 2014.

Dennis was a Seattle-based West Coast artist whose work often emulated the Regionalist work of Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. The strong solid structure of his paintings and especially the woodcuts follows this philosophy. Dennis graduated from the Art School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and is in the collections of Microsoft and the Tacoma Museum in Seattle, Washington among others.

The artist muses on the philosophy behind his work:

  "For me, though, what animates a picture is what animate the objects in the picture. An attitude. I see it when I'm
sketching. Houses watching a street. Cars disagreeing with each other. Trucks happily cresting a hill, trundling
off into the distance. Factories outdoing each other. And trees, full of very dark observations on the events around them.
Water, a brooding, waiting peril.  Sunlight, the one benign presence, saying for everything it touches, "I exist!" 
And color sets the mood, the contextual feeling which always relates to a time of day: the unknown forces of night,
reassuring morning light, hard severity of mid-day, the uneasy portents of evening."


The opening reception will be held on Tuesday September 9,  from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For additional information and photographs please contact the gallery at artgallery@molloy.edu or call (516) 323-3196