Art Exhibits, Tiny Roost & Display Case

New Paltz High School AP Studio Art Show
June 1 - 29
Reception, Tuesday, June 14 @ 5 - 6:30 PM

This show is executed and curated by the 2022 AP Studio Art class. The works created for this exhbit were part of the students' final exam for this class. All of the planning and signage for this show was created by the students.


Tiny Roost Gallery

Roost Studios has created a fresh way to show, see, experience and interact with art outside the traditional gallery or museum model.

Roost worked with Ryan Solomons, a 3-D fabrication design artist to make the first Tiny Roost: Art on the Outside gallery installed outside the Gardiner Library.


The tiny gallery is a 24"x 36" moveable clear art gallery box that sits on a 36" high steel and wood base. It is weatherproof, powered by solar energy, and has both permanent and changeable signage, LED lighting and audio capability. It will house rotating exhibitions by various artists focusing on a variety of relevant themes.


Roost Studios awarded 4 artists a solo exhibition opportunity to create a month-long installation in the Tiny Roost Gallery "Art on the Outside". These solo exhibitions will run from May through August of 2022.
These awards are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.


Tiny Roost: June Exhibit
"The 4th World" by Nataly & Tyson Goldfisch
Performance on Thursday, June 16 @ 7:30 PM

This work visually express what our world might look to anthropologists centuries in the future. Our artifacts left clues of who we are, attempted to be, and wished we weren’t. In the year 2022, a time period already plagued by racial violence, hate crimes, massive social and economic inequities, World War III is threatening its sinister visage. We ask how could this happen and perhaps what has been lost that can be found again during the liminal space between the worlds we find ourselves in today and our future we hope could inhabit.

Our creative endeavor seeks to bear witness to the atrocities of human life and humanity at large. To make sense of this madness, Georgio Agamben’s theory of “state of exception” became a focal point in our inquiry. We attempted to depict in three dimensional space what Agamben’s “camp” and “remnants” manifest as. It is our deep wish that this work and accompanying performance opens up a collective dialogue. We invite you to imagine with us and pay homage to the innocent lives lost during the war on Ukraine. 
Nataly is an Associate Professor at SUNY New Paltz. She teaches mathematics pedagogy in the education department. Her area of research focuses on the intersectionality between philosophy of mathematics education, aesthetics, and deep ecology. She has authored books and articles about STEM education and critical/ecojustice education. Tyson has performed and shown his work in several states over the last two decades. His preference for exhibitions are outside the traditional art world, consisting of popup art displays, street performances, and improvisational creative outbursts/situations. His visuals, performances, and sound-based work reanimates discarded objects, transforming already-used utilitarian objects and refuse into end-times totems or renderings of end-times characters. Key themes in his work include joy, transformation of sickness into health, deterioration, disparity, alienation, rust, industry, roots, altered states of consciousness and post-rapture spiritual economy.
Future Grant Awardee Shows

July: Paul Bracey “Cultural interconnectivity, Classic quilting and contemporary photography”

August: Dawn Bisio “FLOW:Racism:NO”


Art Policy
The primary purpose of the Gardiner Library Policy on Art Exhibits is to enrich the library experience of the Gardiner Library Patrons, particularly:

To enhance and increase community appreciation of the arts, to present a variety of exhibitions by artists in the visual arts as well as exhibitions of educational and/or historical significance, and to help local artists increase their public exposure.

Art Exhibit Policy and Application  


Display Case
It is the policy of the Library, as part of its mission to enrich the quality of life, to provide space for exhibits and displays from the Library's collection and through those of other local community agencies or individuals.

Display Case Policy and Application