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Art Highlights — Fall 2016

by Chiara Harrison Lambe

As we move from the high color of October through to the cooler tones and temperatures of November, the lure of the indoors beckons— it is a great time for artists to show work and for art lovers and the art-​​curious to see it. Following is a smörgåsbord of excellent shows going on now and new ones that are about to open. First though, here are some soon-​​to-​​close exhibitions that deserve attention.

The 2016 Hudson Valley Artists showcase, “Campsite”, continues through November 13 at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, on the SUNY New Paltz campus. To see Roll’s full coverage of this marvelous exhibition go here.

Thomas Lail, “Dome II”, 2011 – 2014. Found cardboard, hardware, carpet. 48 x 96 x 96

Thomas Lail, “Dome II”, 2011 – 2014. Found cardboard, hardware, carpet. 48 x 96 x 96

A solo show of Carl Van Brunt’s hypnotic digital paintings, “Blue Sky Mind,” runs through November 6 at the Theo Ganz Gallery, 149 Main Street, Beacon.

Carl Van Brunt-Crazy Town 2016 archival digital painting 22x12x40 in.

Carl Van Brunt-​​Crazy Town 2016 archival digital painting 22x12x40 in.

Ending on November 6, is the Woodstock Artists Association Museum (WAAM) October show, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock as well as the show in Hudson at the John Davis Gallery featuring works by Pamela Cardwell, Jock Ireland, Paul Harbutt and Leticia Ortega Cortes. Then a new solo show will open on November 12 at the John  Davis Gallery featuring Claude Carone —opening reception, 6-​​9pm, 362½ Warren Street, Hudson.

Also in Hudson, at Carrie Haddad Gallery, an exhibition featuring landscapes, cityscapes and interiors titled, “Inside Outside”, with works by Jane Bloodgood-​​Abrams, David Austin, Sue Bryan, Richard Britell, Robert Goldstrom, Judith Miller, Steven Poser, Patty Neal, Bill Sullivan and Darshan Russell, runs through December 4th. 622 Warren Street, Hudson.

The latest exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art, “We are the Center for Curatorial Studies”, will be on view through December 16. Curated by Paul O’Neill, Director of the curatorial studies Graduate Program, this show is equal parts art exhibition and research project — a culmination of years of artist projects, exhibitions, collaborations, and programs; Split into six individual ‘Departments’ or ‘Cores’, the exhibit examines curatorial practice by placing more than 30 works, including standalone artworks, new commissions, and ongoing art projects. These works challenge what it means to exhibit art by exploring the intersection between and juxtaposition of subjects, objects, images, information, structures, and display spaces.

Coming together to form a whole, this complex exhibition will facilitate the discussions, public presentations, and teaching that make up the CCS Bard graduate program. Artists include Gerard Byrne, Vlatka Horvat, Sara Cynwar, Jasmina Cibic, and Ronan McCrea. The Center for Curatorial Studies, 33 Garden Road, Bard College, Annandale-​​on-​​Hudson.

Jasmina Cibic


Jasmina Cibic: detail of the performance “Show the Land in Which a Wide Space for National Progress is Ensured,” 2015, wallpaper, gold, paint, dimensions variable. Photo: Boris Burić

Cross Contemporary Art, 81 Partition St. in Saugerties, presents “Tread Lightly” with works by Josh Dorman, Brian Fekete, Christy Rupp, and Rodney Allen Trice. This group of artists use various original, appropriated, and re-​​purposed imagery to tell an open-​​ended poetic story. The combination of unexpected elements (tires, old prints, machine parts, animals, maps, medical texts, decorative papers) creates unique spatial experiences and artistic commentary. Curated by Alan Goolman and Jen Dragon, the exhibition opens with a reception for the artists on Saturday, October 29th, 5-​​8pm and runs through November 27th.

Christy Rupp, "Oil Change," 2010, cut paper collage, 11 x 16 in.


Christy Rupp, “Oil Change,” 2010, cut paper collage, 11 x 16 in.

Also in Saugerties, look for the recently opened Emerge Gallery, whose focus is, like its name suggests, on emerging artists. It is currently showing work by a selection of artists from Brooklyn, entitled 96.8 Miles: Brooklyn to Saugerties, 228 Main Street.

The Woodstock School of Art is celebrating the completion of a major renovation to its print studio with a benefit exhibition of the first prints – mono prints – made in the new space. The print studio has been extended and refurbished to enable the best practices and latest non-​​toxic techniques in printmaking, and will be a great boon to area artists. The exhibition, an invitational, is curated by Kate McGloughlin who, along with Master Printers Anthony Kirk, Lisa Mackie and Kathy Caraccio, worked with a select group of artists, emerging and established, each of whom created a suite of mono prints. One print from each suite was donated to the school to be included in this exhibition. Among the artists participating are such luminaries as Milton and Shirley Glaser, Mary Frank, Richard Segalman, Mariella Bisson, Julio Valdez, and Donald Elder; sales will benefit the Woodstock School of Art Building Fund, through December 17. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 Route 212, Woodstock.

WSA-Master Printers Anthony Kirk, Lisa Mackie, Kate McGloughlin, Kathy Caraccio


Master printers at the Woodstock School of Art. L to R: Anthony Kirk, Lisa Mackie, Kate McGloughlin, Kathy Caraccio. Photo: Dion August

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting a solo exhibition of work by Valerie Hammond entitled “Reverse Reflection Prints and Drawings”, curated by Portia Munson, the show also includes ceramic sculpture and a large-​​scale paper installation. Hammond’s art is both gorgeous and eerie; previous shows included memento mori-​​like wax sculptures of disembodied hands emerging from flowers, and tracings and prints of arms and hands that combine her interests in botanical photography and medical illustration. “Blue Anemone”, which is among the works on view at the Kleinert/​James, was created at Wildwood Press, a printmaking residency in St. Louis. Opening on October 22, through November 27. The Kleinert/​James Center for the Arts, 34, Tinker Street, Woodstock.

Valerie Hammond, “Blue Anemone,” 2011, relief printed lithograph on handmade Kozo paper, 72 x 48 in.


Valerie Hammond, “Blue Anemone,” 2011, relief printed lithograph on handmade Kozo paper, 72 x 48 in.

An exhibition of  photography, “Getting Closer: An Intimate Landscape”, at Wired Gallery also opens on October 22. Curated by Steve Gentile, the show features nine Hudson Valley-​​based photographers who explore the landscape of the region in an exciting variety of styles, each artist bringing their own particular vision to the project. Participating artists are: Ana Bergen, Michael Bogdanffy-​​Kriegh, Liz Cooke, Deena Feinberg, Jeanne Hildenbrand, Tom Luciano, Kelly Merchant, Andy Milford, and Steve Gentile. Through November 20.  Wired Gallery, 11 Mohonk Road, High Falls.

Tom Luciano, “Untitled,” 2016, photograph, 18 x 23 in.


Tom Luciano, “Untitled,” 2016, photograph, 18 x 23 in.

Vassar College’s Palmer Gallery is hosting a solo show of photographer, journalist, and Vassar alumna Amy Kaslow. For the past 30 years, Kaslow has traveled the world with her camera to capture the reverberations of war on survivors. The exhibition, “Victims, Perpetrators, Eyewitnesses and Survivors: Life after War”, features over 25 works that chronicle, among other tragedies, the aftermath of ethnic strife in the Balkans, the war between Iran and Iraq, the Israeli-​​Palestinian conflict, and the Rwandan genocide. The work is on view from October 24 through November 18; the opening reception, Thursday, October 27, at 5pm. Palmer Gallery, 124 Raymond Ave., 711, Poughkeepsie.

Amy Kaslow, Soweto, South Africa, 2000.


Amy Kaslow, Soweto, South Africa, 2000.

Last but not least, in Beacon, the Matteawan Gallery is showing works on paper in “The Flat File Show”. Drawings, prints, and photographs by over a dozen artists are available for viewing and purchase. This exhibition will highlight the variety of works in the flat file in a celebration of the artists they have worked with over the years. Artists include Christopher Albert, Gabe Bown, Marieken Cochius, and Kazumi Tanaka. 436 Main Street, Beacon.

Marieken Cochius, “A Space Once Occupied, Now Empty #18,” 2016, ink and pastel on paper, 16 x 24 in.


Marieken Cochius, “A Space Once Occupied, Now Empty #18,” 2016, ink and pastel on paper, 16 x 24 in.


Featured Image:
  Josh Dorman, “Alone with the Owls,” 2014, mixed media, 26 x 26 in.(at Cross Contemporary Art)

All images reproduced here are courtesy of the artists or the artists’ representatives. Please visit the museum or gallery websites for further information, gallery hours and directions.

ChiaraChiara Harrison Lambe was born in Ireland, raised in the Hudson Valley, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a degree in Art History from Bard College.

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