(EAST MEREDITH) Erik Schoonebeek grew up in Delhi, NY and counts his experiences at the West Kortright Centre as being formative to becoming an artist and an adult. The WKC is now pleased to feature Schoonebeek as its next exhibiting artist. His solo show opens on Friday, July 14th, with a reception from 5-7PM. This event is free and open to the public, with food and drink generously provided by caterer Rod Sauquillo and Brewery Ommegang. The exhibit runs through August 26th, viewable during West Kortright Centre events or by appointment.
Working primarily through small-scale painting, Schoonebeek aims to elevate the mundane and celebrate thesurreal nature of both personal and collective human experience. The resulting works have one foot firmlyplanted in reality and one foot decidedly dangling into the ether.
He is represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, NY and currently lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn,NY.
The West Kortright Centre is located midway between Oneonta, Delhi, and Stamford. Follow signs from state Route 23 in Davenport Center or state Route 10 east of Delhi. For exact travel directions, visit www.westkc.org.