In addition to the artwork our owners have on display, we also represent many additional local artists, whose mediums include paintings, jewelry, basketry, glass, wood bowls, sculpture, tiles, silk wearables, ceramic clocks, charcoal illustrations and more. Be sure to visit our our artist's pages for more information about our artists and to see photographs of their work.
Opened July 2009, Gallery 54 is an artist owned and operated gallery located in the scenic Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles. Our member/owner artists are all local to the Finger Lakes/Central NY area and offer our customers a wide variety of high-quality and unique fine art and fine craft, including paintings, mosaics, pottery, art quilts, jewelry, photography, stained glass, handbags, scarves, and more.

Inspired • Unique • Timeless

Fine Art & Crafts by Local Artists

Laman
Nichols
July First Friday

July 1, 5-8pm

What You See is What You See

Chuck Laman

Chuck recalls always being drawn to specific elements in anypiece of art whether it be its lines, its colors or its shapes. “Negative space always fascinated me,” he says, adding “The Japanese notions of Wabi-Sabi, Ma and Mu, attracted me. I recall a Japanese exchange student when I was in the 12th grade, “pointing out to me 'Americans arrange the flowers …Japanese arrange the space around the flowers.'”

Finding it difficult to describe his own creations he suggests that “most have a deep color and linear sensibility…negative space is a frequent feature and I particularly enjoy creating pieces out of construction scrap.”

Noting that “symmetry bores” him, he tries to avoid it. Chuck will combine both random and prescribed patterns in the balance of his pieces that clearly lean toward abstraction. Even when creating a figurative or more narrative work, he manipulates his materials in unexpected ways. Compositional subtleties are planned and often become the “most fun end point of a piece,” he'll tell you.

Gallery 54 visitors will quickly discover “to just be involved in the creative process…that part where the basic outcome is envisioned but not yet obtained, where the surprises happen” is what Laman finds most rewarding…and, hopes you will, too.

 

visit the gallery:

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

FF Gallery Crawls: May – Dec. , 5pm– 8pm

reach us:
315-685-5470
info@gallery54cny.com

we are located:
54 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152

we are located:
54 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
“Gallery 54 is a venue for Central New York artists to showcase and sell unique, inspired, and timeless art
in a diversity of mediums in an atmosphere of mutual support and cooperation.”
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Gallery 54 is a venue for Central New York artists to showcase and sell unique, inspired, and timeless art
in a diversity of mediums in an atmosphere of mutual support and cooperation.”
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315-685-5470

July First Friday

July 1, 5-8pm
What You See, Is What You See
Abstract Impressions by Chuck Laman


Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10-5
Friday-Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 10-5