Clockwise from top left: Equilibrium, (detail), glass, 2008/12 by Beth Dary; Shoal, (detail), 24 x 20 inches, oil on panel, 2009-11 by Sarah Lutz; Artsits, Sarah Lutz (left) and Beth Dary; Panorama of Interplay Installation by Beth Dary & Sarah Lutz; Surface Tensions, (detail), 20” x 17”, egg tempera and wax on paper, 2007/13, by Beth Dary; Emersion, (detail) 30’ x 10’ x 4” inches, porcelain, 2010/13 by Beth Dary; Center Top: Surge Series drawing by Beth Dary & Sarah Lutz Center Bottom: Coyaba, 16 x 12 inches, oil on panel, 2012, by Sarah Lutz
The Interplay Installation was at Miranda Arts Project Space (Port Chester, NY) and ran from November 2012-January 2013.
Beth Dary and Sarah Lutz collaborated on a dynamic gallery installation that highlights the natural environment and compelling history of Port Chester. Throughout the residency, they documented their ideas and progress in an ongoing blog. The artists mapped the Bryam River on the gallery walls, a poetic interpretation of the water's journey and the water levels across a hundred years of time. Both artists have a deep affinity with nature originating from their lives spent on the water both in New York City and Cape Cod. This common ground informs the distinct, yet related vocabularies found in their work and provides them with a mutual language to articulate the discoveries that are bound to manifest as they work side-by-side. Dary and Lutz are intrigued by the notion of a collaborative residency— not merely a shared space but a truly collaborative, creative process where each is responding to their own last mark as well to each others', ultimately creating a call & response dynamic much like a jazz ensemble.
After the Storm, Rethinking a Riverscape via New York Times