Alternative Space and Drive-By Gallery

Exhibits, Artists, News & Events


Working Studio

Lift Trucks Project personnel mentors and works with a group of students from Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseno, a local art school. Work on the murals is underway, and the first mural is expected to be completed this summer. Work has begun with volunteer students from Escuela de Artes Plásticas. The young artists helped […]


James Litaker

James Litaker graduated the School of Visual Arts, studied the Masters in Amsterdam and brought his drawing talent and renaissance eye back to the sights and sounds of Harlem and Greenwich Village.  Although still in love with the daily wonders and diversity of N.Y.C   James Litaker now resides and creates in Upstate N.Y.  

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How to Remove Lamination from Vintage Paper Tattoo Art

Thomas Berg sheets previously laminated sometime in the recent decades but dating back to the earliest times of the 20th century find new life in harsh solvents and patient restoration. Learn how to remove glue based laminate from water color and inked paper while removing glue or rubber cement without damage in the process.


Carl Van Brunt

Triple Zero Drive By By Curator Pamela Hart You are viewing the fractal dimension – a meditation of shapes that repeats endlessly. These forms, called fractals, are like fun house mirrors. No matter how far you look into them, you see essentially the same thing over and over again. Artist Carl Van Brunt plays with […]

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Art in America

  David Ebony, Managing Editor at Art in America Magazine visits Lift Trucks Project exhibit, The Unknowning Hand.


Toby Rosser

Toby rosser exhibits at The Drive By Gallery, October 2015. He is a painter, fabricator and graphic designer. Click on any image below to view more details and information.  Read the artist bio below the slider. Malaga, 2011 36″x48″ acrylic on canvas Housatonic#8, 2015 40″x30″ digital print Buenos Aires 2007 48″x60″ acrylic on canvas Juniper, 2015 36″x60″ […]


New York Observer: “Body Electric” Showcases Tattoo Art

Getting your current squeeze’s name needled into your butt when you’ve had a few too margaritas has become a rite of passage for a whole new generation, but it’s also become a well-recognized, even revered, art form, as the variety and quality of the work currently on view at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea shows. […]


Chronogram Magazine

Mike Cockrill Bio, 2015 Classically trained at the most traditional of art schools, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Mike Cockrill launched one shocking assault after another on the art world with his early work in the 1980s. From the psychosexual mayhem of his 1982 graphic novel The White Papers, to his brash cartoon […]


Mike Cockrill

Mike Cockrill exhibits at The Drive-By Gallery in Croton Falls, NY. See images from the Drive- By Gallery in the slider on this page. Classically trained at the most traditional of art schools, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Mike Cockrill launched one shocking assault after another on the art world with his […]


The ‘Body Electric’ at Ricco/Maresca Gallery

MARGOT MIFFLIN, GUEST CURATOR/ IN ASSOCIATION WITH LIFT TRUCKS PROJECT So, what is the “Tattoo Window of Regret?” By Christopher Murray | 10/07/14 5:45pm Getting your current squeeze’s name needled into your butt when you’ve had a few too margaritas has become a rite of passage for a whole new generation, but it’s also become […]


Inked Magazine: Body Electric-An Artistic History of Tattoos

How often do you pass someone on the street with tattoos and stop to think Wow, tattoos have come a long way in the last 100 years? Well, if you don’t, now is the time to start. Margot Mifflin, author of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo and curator of the […]


Richard Osaka

When I started painting, I had a vague notion of what its meaning and relationship was to my previous years as an illustrator working in advertising and publishing. I do acknowledge impatience as a result of a creative restlessness that pushed me towards self-examination as opposed to the role of a problem solver for clients. […]

News pt 2

The Brill Building Project

Pedestrians watch artists work in NYC storefront – By ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK (AP) – Two painters are temporarily working out of an empty storefront at the landmark Brill Building, allowing thousands of passing pedestrians to watch them create scenes of Times Square.Andy Hammerstein and Tom Christopher are painting each weekday until July 17. The artists, who […]


Dream Logic and Carl Van Brunt

Fundraiser for Andrea Rendo. An evening of food, drink, music and art. Carl van Brunt’s Triple Zero digital sculpture was on display at the Drive By Gallery as an Italian wine tasting hosted by Front Street Cellar underwent. Charles Compo’s band The Dream Logic jammed out.


Tattoo Flash: Art by the Masters

Exhibit centered around vintage and antique tattoo flash from famous artist. Sept 24 2012. See all the Tattoo art from this exhibit at Lift Trucks Project. Curator’s Statement  by Pamela Hart In the world of classic tattoo art, before the image was marked on the body, there was the flash. These bold iconic designs were […]


Erica Hauser

Erica Hauser is a 2002 graduate of School of Visual Arts in NYC with a BFA in Illustration. She also studied at the Art Students League of NY and Cornell University. She grew up in Brewster, NY and lived in NYC for 7 years before moving up the Hudson River to Beacon in early 2007. […]


North Salem Daily: Lift Trucks Project Lifts Spirits With Tattoo Art

By Katherine Pacchiana 10/06/11 NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Tattoo flash art was a 20th century technique, popular at carnivals and amusement parks. Think of “Mom” in a heart or Popeye the Sailor Man. Describing the current exhibit at the Lift Trucks Project, gallery owner Tom Christopher explains that flash art was classical and highly traditional. Favorites […]


The Art of John Michaels and Darren Murray

The Unknowing Hand, A Story of Autism and Artistry Croton Falls, NY. September 25, 2010. This exhibit illustrated the remarkable relationship between Darren Murray, a nonverbal teen with ASD, and his special-ed  art teacher John Michaels, during two years of intensive work and an ongoing period of development in Murray’s art-making.  In a series of […]


Shoe Shine Boxes

Shoeshine boxes follow the tradition of folk art by deriving everyday beauty from utility and need. These emerged in the 30′s and 40′s during the depression; when everything collapsed in a fell swoop and the world became much more dark. It’s an interesting parallel to the financial crisis of today; because instead of complaining about […]


New York Times – A Curator Goes with Her Gut

In selecting the work that appears in “Cause and Affection,” the current show at Lift Trucks Project, Kara Lenkeit, an independent curator, visited about two dozen artists’ studios and galleries throughout the Hudson River Valley and New York City. The resulting exhibition fills the 2,500-square-foot converted factory space here with more than 60 works by […]


Wonders of Westchester

The Photography Exhibit: “Wonders of Westchester” was an incredible success with a great turnout of photographers and photo fans. See photos below. Click on the image below to advance the slideshow. For more info call Bobbe Stultz at Westchester Land Trust 914.241.6346 x22. See photos of opening.


Cause & Affection

CROTON FALLS, NY — Up to 20 up-and-coming artists observed over a significant period by independent curator Kara Lenkeit will be exhibiting at Lift Trucks Project in the Northern Westchester town of Croton Falls beginning June 12th. Figurative and abstract works, wide-ranging and experimental in their approach to drawing and painting, installation and sculpture, will […]


The New York Times – A Quirky Marriage of Art and Text

By BENJAMIN GENOCCHIO Right by the train station in Croton Falls is an old factory______  that once serviced forklifts and trucks. Today it houses artists’ studios and an exhibition space — not so much a gallery as a place where artists and independent curators can put up temporary exhibits. It is called Lift Trucks Project. […]


The Ekfrasis Exhibit

“Do something,” Jasper Johns admonished artists. Take a dream or a flag or a color and “do something to that,” Johns said, again and again. So artists get ideas from the world around them, from experience and memory. And even from other artists. A visual work of art can inspire a writer, for instance. Using […]



Joe Stefanelli’s paintings resonate with the exploding color, charm and the emotion of the Cedar Bar, where he hung out with Willem DeKooning, Robert Motherwell, and Jackson Pollock.Andy Hammerstein III has a rich heritage, being the great great grandson of the famed Broadway composer Oscar Hammerstein. MORE PHOTOS Joe Stefanelli Joe Stefanelli’s paintings resonate with […]


From a Factory Floor

 By Fran Sikorksi After 30 years of collaborations with well-known artists, master silkscreener Gary Lichtenstein is recognized as one of the most gifted printmakers in the world. He’s also known for his own paintings, which are color-saturated abstracts This spring, he is readying a show that will open at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists in […]


Gary Lichtenstein: Master Screen Printer at Lift Trucks Project

Silk Screen Prints Reopen a Heavy-Equipment Factory, By SUSAN HODARA, New York times Visitors to the exhibition” From a Factory Floor: Screen Print Collaborations by Master Printermaker Gary Linchtenstein” the inaugural show at the new Lift  Trucks Project, might be hard-pressed to imagine the place filled with 8,000-pound forklifts. Comprising three artists’ studios and a large exhibition […]