Opalka Gallery

The Sage Colleges

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John Van Alstine: Arrested Motion/Perilous Balance

Dayton Point by John Van Alstine     

Reception Friday, September 7, 5-9pm


The combination of natural elements and man-made materials has long fascinated sculptors. John Van Alstine carries the union to a new plane

and creates an aesthetically stunning marriage of stone and metal. Centuries-old stone united with contemporary metals meld into an

innovative perceptual schema that is unique to Van Alstine. Seemingly precarious in their placement, they are in fact well rooted.

What look like spontaneous optical effects are structured perceptual statements that create an ambiguous illusion.


           works on exhibit:



       September 2,

      September 16,

      Sept 23, dance review: Treca Weinstein


   The exhibit is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

PDF of catalogue




Sinopoli Dance Performance - Sept 21


other events with this exhibition:

A site-specific performance:

Friday, September 21, at 7:45pm .

choreographed by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in response to the exhibited works of John Van Alstine. This performance will consist of three 15-minute segments. It is open and free to the public.

Artist tour/walk-through:

Friday, October 5, 6:30pm

John Van Alstine will conduct a guided tour of his exhibit at the Opalka.



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