Curated by Daniel Belasco
June 22 — November 10, 2013
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries
Opening reception Saturday, June 22, 5–7 pm
Adie Russell, Untitled (from the series "The Reveal"), 2012, flashe and ink on vintage film still, 9 x 12 1/8 inches, courtesy of the artist
Screens, whether in hands, vehicles, or rooms, have become a nearly ubiquitous interface. In Screen Play, the Dorsky Museum's annual exhibition of Hudson Valley Artists, fifteen artists respond to or use screens as a material, process, or metaphor. Screens as varied as textiles, painted canvases, projected images, and digital monitors serve as poetic and practical means to translate pictures from one realm to another. The screen "assembles experience, processes it, and disseminates it," design philosopher Villem Flusser wrote. Collapsing the differences of hard and soft and digital and analog, the screen becomes a unifying surface upon which we project and receive memories and desires.
Diann Bauer, Amy Brenner, Vernon M. Byron III, Adriana Farmiga, Shanti Grumbine, Patrick Kelley, Linda Kuehne, Abshalom Jac Lahav, LoVid, Rachel Rampleman, Steve Rossi, Adie Russell, K. Velis Turan, Jonathan Wang, Harvey Weiss
Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher
Curated by Valerie Leeds
February 5, 2014 — July 13, 2014
Eugene Speicher, Coral Necklace
New York painter Eugene Speicher (1883-1962) was one of the foremost American realists of his generation, closely associated with George Bellows, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, and Rockwell Kent. Born in Buffalo, NY, Speicher first garnered national recognition in the 1910s for his incisive portraits of actors, artists, and friends, which were collected by many prominent American museums. Splitting his professional time between New York City and Woodstock, NY, Speicher expanded his repertoire to include still life, nudes, and landscape. Along His Own Lines will be the first Speicher museum survey since 1963. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will explore Speicher's role in the Woodstock art colony and the New York art world and reevaluate his place in the canon of early twentieth-century American art.
Curated by Rachel Perera Weingeist
July 20 — December 15, 2013
Morgan Anderson Gallery, Howard Greenberg Family Gallery, Sara Bedrick Gallery, and Corridor
Dedron, Mona Lisa, 2012, Mineral pigment on canvas 39 1/4 x 31 inches, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection
Anonymous seeks to explore the tension between an ancient culture's unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven world of contemporary art. Anonymity and self-expression are commonly polarized values and artistic goals within the global art market. In traditional Tibetan art, artistic craft was used to support the transmission of Buddhist culture. In the present atmosphere however, art is becoming a vital medium of self-expression for Tibetans and artists are increasingly creating work focused on the individual. A cautious 21st century visual language steeped in irony, metaphor, and allusion has fully emerged.
Largely drawn from The Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, the exhibition will feature over 50 works of painting, sculpture, installation, and video art by 27 artists living in Tibet and around the world, including Dharamsala, Katmandu, New York City, Oakland, Thimphu, Zurich, and the Australian Outback. Many works were made exclusively for the exhibition and will be on view to the public for the first time.