April 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - June 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Encore Encounter in Gallery Two
April 15 – June 10, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, 2pm – 5pm
Free to the Public
Encore Encounter features the works of Poramit Thantapalit. Poramit’s work
is inspired by the relationship and connection between humans, nature and
the surroundings such as trees, flowers, the ocean, people and animals.
The artist focuses on using both recycled and non-recycled materials to
create his artwork. Discarded shopping bags, cereal boxes, and plastic
bottles that were once considered “trash” are altered into unexpected
visions of beauty such as coral clouds hanging from the ceiling and
bluetanica gardens growing on the wall . Poramit’s artwork is created from
small parts and are uniquely assembled like puzzles. Each piece can stand
alone as an individual object or together to create a large installation.
Cyanotype prints are often made of the recycled objects of art.
Beautifully created sculptures, installations, mixed media and drawings
exemplify just how much waste we generate. It also inspires viewers to
protect our environment.
A native of Thailand, Poramit Thantapalit has a degree in journalism and a
master’s in computer graphics from New York Institute of Technology. He has
over 15 years experience as a graphic designer, artist and photographer
with global marketing organizations. His installations and artworks have
been exhibited at the Arcadia Earth Museum, National Academy Museum, the
James Rose Center, IPCNY Print Fest at Robert Miller Gallery, the Jersey
City Theater, and the Sodertalje Arts Gallery in Sweden. His installation
“Masked Arts” that he created during the pandemic was featured in the New
York Times Sunday edition in May 2021. Poramit now lives in New Jersey.
Please join Rockland Center for the Arts for this exhibit opens with an
artist reception on Saturday, April 15th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm. The exhibit will
be on view through June 10th, open Mondays – Saturdays 11am – 4pm, (closed
Sundays). Free to the Public. For more information call (845) 358-0877 or