CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016
Curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming
June 18 — November 13, 2016
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery
Jessica Baker, Circle of Change, 2016, Tree logs, coins, courtesy the artist
CAMPSITE, the 2016 edition of The Dorsky’s Hudson Valley Artists series, seeks artists who engage in a spirit of play and who create artworks that are in touch with the seriousness of playful exploration. CAMPSITE channels the region’s rich history of summer traditions and rituals associated with camp, resorts, and festivals—such as craft projects, wilderness encounters, improvised games, talent shows, and more. The exhibition promises to transform the museum space into a locus of visual pleasures and unexpected activities. Curator Corinna Ripps Schaming is Associate Director and Curator at the University at Albany Art Museum.
The call for artist submissions to CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016 is now closed.
For more information go to: http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/calltoartists.html
Bradley Walker Tomlin: A Retrospective
Curated by Daniel Belasco
August 31 — December 11, 2016
Morgan Anderson Gallery
Bradley Walker Tomlin, No. 16, c. 1948, oil on canvas, courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
The Dorsky Museum, in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art, is organizing the first retrospective and catalogue of American painter Bradley Walker Tomlin (1899–1953) since 1975. “The gentleman Abstract Expressionist,” in the words of poet John Ashbury, Tomlin was known for his elegance in both painting style and personal comportment. Bradley Walker Tomlin: A Retrospective will include over 40 paintings, works on paper, and printed materials, charting Tomlin’s development from art nouveau illustrations of the 1920s to large-scale Abstract Expressionist paintings of the 1950s. The exhibition explores his formative years in Syracuse, early patronage by Condé Nast, and the important role played by the Woodstock art colony. Tomlin is best known as a key figure in the New York School and had close friendships with Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, and Robert Motherwell. Unlike most of his peers, Tomlin focused on the impersonal possibilities of art. His carefully orchestrated paintings resonate with our time’s renewed interest in abstraction and design.
In/Animate: Recent Work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray
Curated by Akiko Busch
August 31 – December 11, 2016
Sara Bedrick Gallery
Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Clove Oval, 2010, copper, brass, courtesy the artist
In/Animate surveys the past decade of work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, internationally renowned metalsmith and head of the Metal Program at SUNY New Paltz. Curated by author Akiko Busch, the exhibition explores a variety of artistic processes using iron, copper, brass, silver, and enameled steel. Mimlitsch-Gray’s domestic artifacts suggest a coalescence of body and thing, conveying the mutability of the animate and inanimate and reflecting the intimacy between people and the objects they use. A spoon could be a lip, or a dangling twist of fabric, a vein. Over 40 meticulously crafted works contribute to the contemporary conversation about how household objects express ideas about presentation, utility, and class.