Join us for wine, cheese, and a sophisticated mingle. Gallery reveal with the artist, Barbara Masterson.
"Art is like a serum, transforming its audience for good or ill."
"As I paint, the play of light has taken my breath away.
Migrant workers came into view. They have transformed my vision.
Familiar shapes in fields and orchards, migrant workers toil in the Hudson Valley doing
jobs most Americans won't, earning modest wages, sometimes risking deportation.
Hard at work, they summon our attention and invite us to come closer, to see their labor
and their humanity.
Who are they? Can you see them?
It’s possible for society to confer invisibility on a group. It’s convenient; if the group is
invisible, we relieve ourselves of concern about health care, working conditions,
pesticides, housing, lack of ability to get their own food.
What is life like for them? What role do we play in keeping them unseen? My work can
expand our perceptions of these workers. If only by their images in my paintings, the
viewer will come to see these persons for the vital role they have in our lives."