Thursday, June 18, 2009

17 Perspectives of the Hudson River exhibit

The Albany Institute of History & Art will host a special exhibition of contemporary paintings, Different at Every Turn: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River, featuring the work of 17 artists, each revealing a personal connection with a different aspect of the river, from July 3-Aug. 23. Artists include Robert Berlind, Creighton, Simon Gaon, Heidi Gluck, Susanna Heller, Bill Hochhausen, Yvonne Jacquette, Herbert Katzman, Ellen Kozak, Diana Kurz, Cynthia Mailman, Peter McCaffrey, Bill Murphy, Thomas Nelson, Susan Pyzow, Sylvia Sleigh, and Sidney Tillim.

To commemorate the Quad, the exhibit will also appear at locations such as the Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. At the Albany Institute, the exhibition will be hung in the museum’s Rice House Gallery.
The exhibit, according to its release:

conveys 17 distinct viewpoints of a single entity — from remembrances of September 11 to scenic natural vistas that speak to the intrusion of civilization on the river’s environs, rendered in styles as varied as abstraction and realism. The exhibition, according to its curator, Virginia Creighton, “gives us a diverse array of visual images, each a small event of illumination revealing different imaginative realities of the river. These works remind us that the Hudson River is a constantly changing and inspiring force.”

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