New Art Exhibition Opens Dec. 2

November 22, 2022 | Art & Music

Albany Public Library is hosting “Neither Here Nor There,” a new Art at APL exhibit curated by Opalka Gallery, at the Pine Hills Branch.

The exhibition opens on Friday, Dec. 2, with a reception from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. The opening reception includes light refreshments and live music by the Albany High School Jazz Ensemble. The event is free and open to the public.

The artwork can be viewed by the general public during regular operating hours at the Pine Hills Branch from Dec. 3, 2022, through May 6, 2023.

The exhibition explores the liminal, the in-between, middle ground, limbo, and the Venn diagram. In other words, when do we feel at home or familiar with a place?

The artists showcased in this exhibition recognize and work within those feelings and places of the in between — that feeling of being not a tourist, yet not a local. Some do this with materials, some more conceptually, but together they show us that experiencing the complexity of someone else’s view can reveal a new shared intersection of understanding.

“Neither Here Nor There” features work by Anna Kenar, Ann Le, Iain Machell, Arnela Mahmutovic, Miraj Patel, Sarah Pezdek, Karen Schupack, and Anya Ulinich. 

Art at APL, which is curated by Opalka Gallery, is a fine arts exhibition program at the Pine Hills Branch showcasing the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region. The program, which began in 2013, integrates professional artwork into public spaces within the library, enriches the library experience, and gives visitors something interesting and educational to look at while they browse the collections. Art at APL is funded in part by the Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.