Friday, April 1 – Sunday, May 29, 2011
Robert Trondsen reveals a unique sensitivity to light and shading in his mysterious landscapes and still lifes. His work employs the subtle shading of the 19th century Tonalist movement, employing a palette of delicate, neutral color in thoroughly contemporary compositions that are at once ethereal and powerful.
A graduate of the State University of New York in advertising art and design, Trondsen has also had a distinguished career in commercial art that has included illustrations for such companies as Lever Brothers, Nabisco, Citicorp, Revlon, World Broadcast News, Cigar Aficionado, and Wine Spectator, and has designed logos for many national companies. He has created on-screen special projects for many movies, including “The Natural,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Kiss of Death,” and Woody Allen’s “Zelig,” for which his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.
The artist is represented by galleries in Cornwall-on-Hudson, Rhinebeck, and New Paltz, New York; Kennebunkport, Maine; and Wellesley, Massachusetts. His work is included in many private and public collections, and he recently represented the United States in our nation’s consulate in Hong Kong as part of the State Department’s Art Embassies Program. He was one of five artists included in the Dutchess County Land Conservancy Auction and was selected for the Locust Grove Invitational Art Auction at the Samuel Morse Historic Site in 2009.
The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception at the Karpeles Museum on Sunday, April 3, from 1 – 4 p.m.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway, across from City Hall, in the City of Newburgh. The Karpeles Museums are a national chain with nine in the U.S., specializing in the preservation and display of original, historically significant documents and manuscripts. Museum Hours: Thu. – Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.