Monday, May 12, 2008

Dress Exhibit at the Hudson Opera House

"Dress" an exhibit I co-curated with Lise Poirier opened Saturday night at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson, NY. I installed a new wall piece which is constructed of beeswax dots affixed to the wall. I'll have photos soon of this, and of the entire exhibit.

It has been an interesting experience to curate the show and I found there are many artists working with this imagery. I could have had a huge roster if I had the space to exhibit it. I was able to choose 8 artists whose work varies by media and style. The similarity lies in the excellence of the execution. The artists are: Karen Bamonte, from Italy, who has large sculptural work in the show, Kathey Feighery, from Beacon, NY who shows exqisite oil paintings on board, some covered with beeswax. Also included are Bibiana an Maya Matheis (mother and daughter) from Pawling,NY, with a large cotton cyanotype, and Regan Stacey , from Connecticut, also cyanotypes. I found out that Tanya Marcuse , Red Hook,NY, who has black and white palladium/platinum photographs was Maya Matheis' teacher. Another artist did photographs with the same process, Carla Shapiro form Phonecia, NY, whose work is on the announcement. Lise Poirier exhibits her handmade paper assemblages. And Sarah Martinez, of Albany,NY, has a fabric sculptural piece.

All in all it was a well attended opening that I felt was a success. I look forward to possibly curating more exhibits. And I am looking forward to expanding my wax piece into a room size installation.
Photos coming soon.

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