posted on July 31, 2019
A triptych of paintings from the Woods Edge series:
Woods Edge, 3.9.18, Woods Edge, 10.19.18, Woods Edge, 3.21.18
were selected by juror Katherine French for inclusion in
New England Collective X
Galatea Fine Art
460 B Harrison Ave.
July 31 - September 1, 2019
First Friday Reception: August 2, 6-8 pm.
Walk-Through with Katherine French: Aug 2, 4pm
Posted on April 20
Woods Edge 126.96.36.199 was chosen by co-curators Sharon Butler and Stephanie Theodore for inclusion in 'Spirit of the Void'
The show will include work by artists born in 1959, including Markus Baenziger, Sharon Butler, Elisabeth Condon, Dionisio Cortes, Catherine Howe, Dion Kliner, Robert Lansden, Xanda McCagg, Joseph Salerno, Mary Schiliro, Jane Swavely and Amy Yoes.
DUMBO Open Studios
Two Coats HQ
55 Washington Street, #454
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28, 1-6pm
On Saturday from 4-7 pm, there will be a little reception with a big disgusting birthday sheet cake, because, you know, 60.
posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Recent feature from Northern Woodlands Magazine:
“….art is born out of life and life is a mystery, an ongoing transformation.“
-Antonio Lopez Garcia
Spanish painter 1936-
Joseph Salerno records the passage of time with a palpable devotion. His multiple series of paintings are entitled “Woods Edge”; they depict seasonal and diurnal changes at the margin of the woods in an often haunting manner. The four pieces shown here are a tiny selection from hundreds that Salerno has painted over the years of the woods near his Johnson, VT home. The oil studies are most powerful when seen together as they form an ongoing meditation on the shifting character of familiar woodlands.
Salerno’s work is a record of his experience outdoors and his commitment to direct observation. But his work is the antithesis of illustration. It is not showing us what the woods look like- but rather what the woods feel like in the time space continuum. How do these small paintings transmit the silence and gravity of the forest so well? One gets the feeling from each piece that the day is in the process of getting darker or lighter, and that every moment is dramatically different than the next.
Compositionally, the majority of paintings in the “Woods Edge” series have two foreground tree trunks. These strong vertical elements form a doorway- a liminal passage- to the dark forest beyond. At times the invitation to pass through the portal is inviting, and at other times- a dare. The opposites of light and dark, abstraction and realism, foreground and background are provocative.
What lies beyond?
Joseph Salerno works out of his studio in Johnson Vermont and is on the Arts faculty at Northern Vermont University. An exhibition of his work will be at Alex’s Gallery, in Waterbury VT from February 26-April 11,2019.
He is represented by Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne, VT, Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro, VT and the Ober Gallery in Kent CT.
He may be reached through his website: Josephsalernostudio.com
posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Please join us for the opening reception of new paintings by Johnson, Vermont based artist Joseph Salerno. FOREST RECOLLECTION, a group of fifty paintings created over the past three years, allow a viewer to behold a subtle yet profound rumination on landscape and how the act of looking and creation weave and bob over time. Haunting, resonant Vermont forests, drenched in mist or glowing with ethereal light, wind an elegant trail through the gallery. Each piece adds a soft, unique voice to the observation of natural landscape, allowing a viewer to pull close to intricate details in an individual work while also regarding the series from a wider lens, absorbing landscape as a growing collection of facets and subtleties.
FOREST RECOLLECTION is an exhibition that wanders into memory with paint used as both a cloak and a window. Moving through these works calls to painting's ability to live on the edges of abstraction and representation, like watching a film set to slow motion or paused for a moment in soft focus. The resounding feeling is one of landscape as a place that relates to the outside world yet also exists in the depths of our most essential thoughts. Landscape painting becomes recalled space, a bridge between its place in the world and the place it lives in our minds. A reception for FOREST RECOLLECTION will be held Saturday, September 15 from 3pm-6pm with an artist talk at 4pm. The exhibition will be on view through October 28.
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
21 Bean Rd.
posted on Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Woods Edge 2.3.18 has been selected by juror John Yau for inclusion in the 2018 Summer Juried Exhibition at
Blue Mountain Gallery
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
July 10 - 28, 2018
Reception: Thursday, July 12, 5:00 - 8:00pm
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posted on Sunday, December 3, 2017
posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Connection: The Art of Coming Together
Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier, VT
posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017
posted on Monday, May 29th, 2017
Woods Edge 10.13.16 has been selected by juror Kyle Staver for exhibition in the 2017 Bowery Gallery National Competition.
August 1-19, 2017
Reception 5-8pm, Thursday August 3
530 West 25th St, 4th Floor,
New York, NY 10001
posted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Woods Edge 188.8.131.52 has been selected by juror Stuart Shils for inclusion in the Ninth National Juried Exhibition at
Prince Street Gallery
530 West 25th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10001
The Opening Reception will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 3 - 6pm. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, July 11 through July 29. On Friday, July 14 at 6 pm, Stuart Shils will be giving a gallery talk.
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
86 Falls Road, Shelburne, Vermont
April 14 - May 23, 2017
There will be an Artist Talk and Reception on Thursday, May 11 at 4:30pm.
Vermont Studio Center Red Mill Gallery
80 Pearl Street
February 26 - March 19, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday March 1, 5 - 7:30pm
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
July 15 – September 13, 2016
posted on Wednesday, January 6th
Back to Nature
(with Karen Henderson, Jill Madden and Gowri Savoor)
Vermont Metro Gallery
at the BCA Center
135 Church Street
April 10 - June 21, 2015
Celebrate the beauty of the Vermont landscape through a collection of work that reinterprets our connection with place over time. By using a particular place as inspiration each artist is unveiling nature's ever changing beauty through the focused and repetitive study. Through this exploration we can witness the changing landscape and the artist’s changing point of view. Featuring work by Karen Henderson, Jill Madden, Joe Salerno, and Gowri Savoor.
Review: Seven Days
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
November 22, 2014 - January 30, 2015
Julie Heller East
465 Commercial Street
August 1 - 14, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, August 1, 7 - 9pm
Hawthorne 2.16.12 was selected for inclusion in:
2014 National Juried Exhibition
Jed Perl, juror
First Street Gallery
526 W 26th Street, New York, NY
June 26 - July 19, 2014
Opening reception: June 28, 3-5pm
The S.P.A.C.E Gallery
March 1-30, 2013
Reception: Friday, March 1, 5-9pm
First Friday Art Walk
new paintings by Joseph Salerno
Julian Scott Memorial Gallery
Dibden Center for the Arts
Johnson State College
January 16 - February 16, 2013
Artist Talk and Reception: Thursday, January 31 at 3pm
“When Things Fall Apart, the book by spiritual teacher Pema Chodron reflects the moment when a turning point, crisis, or challenge opens a person to a new way of thinking. A moment when we stop seeing things for what we think they are and starts seeing them slower, as they unfold in the present moment without judgment as they are.
Joseph Salerno’s new work investigates the landscape in brief moments as they unfold one panel at a time. These paintings are about getting to the point and stopping when it’s done. The moment of stopping emerges when the paint seems to lift into planes and layers of color. Each multi-panel painting becomes many things at once: a personal experience, a gesture, a moment, a landscape. And while everything changes in the course of observing the land day after day, hour after hour, moment after moment, one element endures: ridgeline. The title of this new body of work, “Ridgeline” becomes the heartbeat of these paintings pulling them together thematically just at the point where the sky meets the land.”
Director, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery
25th Annual Art at the Coach Barn
Shelburne Farms, VT
Oct 18 - November 4, 2012
In Our Nature
Erickson Fine Art at Comfort Farm
September 14 - October 14, 2012
Outside Art: Plein Air+
August 2 - September 2, 2012