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“Compulsive Genius: New Work from Fountain House Studio Residents” Continues Through July 24 at Fountain House Gallery

Presenting a wonderfully diverse array of works in a huge range of media, “Compulsive Genius: New Work from Fountain House Studio Residents” celebrates resident Long Island City Studio artists, along with those artists who participated in Fountain House’s Governors Island program last year. Curated by Studio Director Karen Gormandy and by Fountain House Gallery Director Rachel Weisman, the exhibition continues through July 24.

The delightfully dreamy image featured above, A Dogmatic Composition, was fashioned this year by the wonderfully inventive self-taught artist Alyson Vega with acrylic ink and paint on wood block. A small selection of additional images captured on our recent visit to Fountain House Gallery follow:

Alyson Vega alongside her new artworks

Resident painter Bernadette Corcoran, “A Psychedelic Feeling,” 2023, Acrylic on wood panel

Multimedia artist Lauren Covey, “Psychoacoustic Divination: A Sonic Tarot Mind Map,” 2024,
Tarot cards, paper, tape, wood and cardboard

Painter and fashion designer Guiomar Giraldo-Baron, “The Green Doors (In Memory of Judy Meibach),” 2024, Acrylic on canvas

Multimedia self-taught artist Angela Rogers, “Spirit,” 2024, Mixed media

Fountain House studio director Karen Gormandy with the alluring artistic visions of Ambar Martinez to her left and Suzette Lehrer to her right

Located at 702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street in Manhattan, Fountain House Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday from 12pm to 6pm and Saturday 1pm to 7pm.

Note: Fountain House Gallery and Studio provides an environment where artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions, exhibit their work, and challenge the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Photo credits: 1-3, 5 & 6 Lois Stavsky; 4 & 7 Rachel Alban