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Artist Laffer opens new gallery

Running it is a learning process

Erik Laffer spreads out one of his paintings on a table at his gallery in Schuylerville.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Erik Laffer spreads out one of his paintings on a table at his gallery in Schuylerville.
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An Erik Laffer painting is a map of his life. Lines, straight or curving, and small geometric shapes represent people he knows, places he travels, the sounds of raindrops falling outside his studio. Because they are abstract paintings, viewers can read these “maps” however they wish. “It’s like looking at a cloud. Not every symbol represents something,” Laffer says. But to anyone who follows contemporary art in our region, it’s clear that this self-made artist ...

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