Margaret Saliske, Jean Feinberg, Pamela J Wallace
Margaret Saliske, Jean Feinberg, and Pamela J Wallace have long followed their individual artistic paths, but, in many ways, those paths have crossed in similar or related places.
Each of these artists works within the language of color, shape, material, and surface to communicate and carry value and spirit.
Embracing the idea of the object as meditative and contemplative, their sources vary from photographic observations, events of daily life, or things seen out of the corner of the eye in the studio or on the street. The work tacks towards the more minimal and geometric while using the frontality of the wall as both support and active participant.
All three are interested in using the language of abstraction to challenge and engage one’s observations, imaginations, contemplations, and constructions.
Their work being evocative rather than literal, the artists want the audience to bring their own responses and associations to what they see, without directives or specific stories, and invite one to freely find parallels or evidence of connection.
Margaret Saliske lived and worked in New York City until moving to the Hudson Valley in 1989.
She has a B.A. degree from Bennington College and attended the Whitney Museum of
American Art Independent Study Program in studio art. In 2018 she received an Apexart
fellowship to Seoul, South Korea and in 2019 she was a visiting artist at the American Academy
in Rome. She exhibited her work at Artists Space and 55 Mercer Street Gallery in New York
City before moving upstate where she has shown her work at numerous area galleries. In 2021
her work was included in Artists of the Mohawk Region at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY and
exhibited in “Off The Wall” at Hudson Hall Hudson, NY. She lives and works in Hudson, New
Jean Feinberg is a painter now living in New York’s Hudson Valley. She has shown her work in
solo and group shows in New York, the US, and abroad. Feinberg received her BA from
Skidmore College, and her MA from Hunter College. She has been a recipient of National
Endowment for the Arts grants, as well as Yaddo, MacDowell, and Edward Albee Foundation
Colony residencies. Feinberg has taught, and lectured about her work, at various institutions
including the Parsons School of Design, Princeton University, the Chicago Art Institute, RISDE,
Brown University, and Bard’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Art. She recently retired from
teaching Fine Arts at FIT/SUNY where she was Assistant Professor.
Pamela J Wallace is a mixed media artist who makes sculpture, installation, and works on paper. She grew up just outside of Boston, Mass, and has been making things with her hands ever since she can remember. Pamela earned her MFA from Southern Illinois University at
Carbondale, and her BA from Bard College. The John Davis Gallery represented her work for 10 years, and she has shown at Hudson Hall, Opus 40 Sculpture Park, the Hyde Collection, the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA, among other venues. She has been awarded several artist grants including the NYFA Special Opportunity Stipend grant for her installation “Suspended so far, yet somewhere else” at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson NY. She also received an Individual Artist’s Grant from the Greene and Columbia County Twin Counties Cultural
fund, a Dutchess County Arts Council Arts-In-Education Collaborative Project Grant, and the Dutchess County Individual Artists’ Fellowship in Sculpture. Pamela has her works in several collections including at Southern Illinois University, Bemidji State University, John A. Logan
College Museum and Art Galleries, and Northeast Normal University in Changchun China.
Currently Pamela teaches Drawing and Art History for Bard College in the Bard Prison Initiative Program.