Columns & Caryatids is an exhibition of mixed media work where artist Kristi Pfister creates a forest of suspended translucent columns, monumental wall drawings, oil paintings, and intimate tile-sized work. The installation explores the concept of columns as iconic symbols of democracy and strength, introduces Dorothy Day as a modern-day caryatid leading a procession of activism, and brings awareness to the historic Greek Revival architecture of Snug Harbor.
Kristi Pfister is a painter and public artist. She studied Visual Art at Barnard College, Columbia University and received her master’s degree from Pratt Institute. Pfister exhibits throughout the region and New York City. Her public artwork includes grants from the Percent for Art Program, the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Staten Island Zoo. Pfister is a strong advocate for Art Education, having worked as a teaching artist with many arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions in NYC.
Opening Reception: October 20 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Exhibition Tour and Creative Workshop with Artist: Saturday, November 17 | 2:00 PM | Admission: Included with $5 gallery admission
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors). Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.