Curated by Daniel Belasco
Sara Bedrick Gallery
February 7 – July 12, 2015
Stowall Studios, Ruth Schrader in The Arabian Nights, 1928, Gelatin silver print, 9 1/8 x 6 ½ in., Gaede/Striebel Archive, Center for Photography at Woodstock, CPW1998.070
Marking the centennial of Woodstock's legendary Maverick Festival founded by Hervey White in 1915, this exhibition of vintage photographs celebrates the outdoor carnival's effusion of creative expression. Photos and documents in the Center for Photography at Woodstock's Jean Gaede and Fritzi Striebel Archive, on long-term loan to The Dorsky Museum, capture the radical whimsy and spirit of theater, music, costume, and painting at the Maverick from 1915 to 1931. Highlights include images of well-known Woodstock artists at play, including Charles Rosen, George Bellows, Eugenie Gershoy, Konrad Cramer, and Wilna Hervey.
Coursens Studio, Isamu Noguchi and Grace Greenwood, 1929, Gelatin silver print, The Gaede/Striebel Archive, Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection, CPW1998.077
George Bellows, Charles Rosen as Ballerina, c. 1924, Ink on paper, The Gaede/Striebel Archive, Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection, CPW1998.145