2 = 4: Two Couples Four Artists: Beauty, Human Perception, and Ambiguous Space

November 4th — December 30th

2 = 4: Two Couples Four Artists
Images of Beauty, Human Perception, and Ambiguous Space
This art show presents two couples/4 artists with diverse trajectories and origins. Each artist works on a distinct approach to art, from the media selected for the work to the proposal and scope of the pieces; the results couldn’t be more diverse. By embracing their differences and creating distinct bodies of work, the artists showcase the beauty of artistic individuality and the power of collaboration while nurturing their love and support for each other. Moreover, the differences within a couple can lead to a fascinating exchange of ideas and inspiration. Learning from each other’s techniques, challenging each other’s perspectives, and even collaborating on projects that could evoke a communion of their styles. It’s a beautiful dance of creativity!
Please join us for Artists Reception, Saturday November 18, 5-7pm (part of RHINEBECK ARTS WALK). Enjoy nibbles, view art, meet artists.

ISABEL COTARELO: My artwork is informed, impacted, and motivated by my concern about the climate crisis and my frustration seeing people deny what is happening to the only home we have. The organic forms, in my work, that evoke organisms, cells, synapses or viruses are visceral and respond to primal emotions, fears of unknown paths and ambiguity, yet deliver a suspended force of dynamic hope and intent for advancement. My pieces were created as a meditation and reflection on those concerns, with the hope that they generate greater awareness of how human beings relate to the environment and how they make choices about representation in our government. More about this artist at

JOHN VERNER: This personal series of photographs was created at the height of the pandemic. After having one of my cameras converted to infrared, I decided to retreat to the safety of cemeteries where my “models” were safe and very cooperative. I immediately became enthralled by the statues and the architecture. While some people may find cemeteries depressing, I found them to be very beautiful and sacred. Interestingly, I became intimately attached to the environment and the statues at many of the cemeteries.  After taking the photographs, I edited them with soft pastel colors. The end result are images that are serene, meditative, and introspective. More about this artist at

LEE COURTNEY: The images I’m exhibiting represent how I see the cycle of life. The movement in my photographs  represents how life is in constant change and impermanent. Whether a flower is budding, blooming or dying, it has an inherent beauty. My intention is to show the peace I feel when I’m creating my art. This peace is an acceptance that life is change. Over the past few years, I have been working on multi-dimensionality in my photography. This technique has allowed me to create multiple exposures by blending several images together. More about this artist at

DANIEL VENTURE: I am a provocateur creating poetry out of images. My work highlights an obsession with the unusual, the carnal, and the passionate wonders in my head, creating drama that exposes the gap between our internal dialogues and the manifested ones. The layering of images has become my visual vocabulary and emotional language. These layers of pigments converge in the edges or disperse in the center and open a door to the curious eye to enter my creation. My intention is to create a vehicle for the observer to be shocked, challenged, and to experience a new dimension of possibilities. More about this artist at
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Montgomery Row Art Exhibition Space is located on the 2nd floor of Montgomery Row at 6423 Montgomery Street. Enter from Montgomery Street (stairs only) or Montgomery Row parking lots (elevator & stairs). Open M-F 9am-6pm, Sat 8am- 6pm, & Sun 8am-3pm, excluding holidays. Artist receptions are open to the public. Art is for sale unless otherwise noted. To purchase art, please contact artist directly. Sign up to receive notice of upcoming art exhibits. Artists interested in exhibiting, please contact us.