6 Hudson Valley Exhibits to Discover This Month | Visual arts | Hudson Valley

  • Poppy Mountain, Sascha Mallon

“Sascha Mallon: Innen Welten-Inner Worlds” at WAAM

The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum reopens its on-site galleries on November 13 with two solo exhibitions, Mallon’s and “CJ Matherne: Stacked Against You”, both chosen by Kristen Dodge, owner and director of the September Gallery in Hudson. Mallon creates small ceramic sculptures representing female figures, plants and animals, which she brings together in installations specific to the site. His work focuses on the cycle of life and, in this context, his sculptures serve as pictograms, carriers of hidden messages and memories. mori, creating dreamlike worlds whose stories illustrate relationships, transitions and dichotomies such as life / death. There is a surreal quality to Mallon’s work, with figures covered in flowers and insects, an unusual sense of scale, and bodies opening up to reveal scenes within. “Innen Welten-Inner Worlds” will be on display until February 1. Woodstockart.org

“Kiki Smith: River Light” at the Storm King Art Center

This solo outdoor exhibition of works marks the first presentation of Kiki Smith’s flags, a new element of his extensive production, in the United States. For this exhibit (which ends November 9), Smith has created a new collection of flags whose unpredictable and ever-changing movements mimic the ebb and flow of a river’s water. Set on the hill of the Storm King Museum with a long view of Storm King Mountain and the Hudson Highlands, the flags present a temporary installation activated by the natural world that surrounds it. Arranged in a circular procession, the images of the nine blue flags are taken from a film Smith created in 2005 about the reflections of the sun on the East River. Make sure to reserve a spot ASAP as Storm King tends to sell out, especially on weekends. Stormking.org

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An installation view of "Kiki Smith: Light of the River" - PHOTO BY JEFFERY JENKINS

  • Photo by Jeffery Jenkins
  • An installation view of “Kiki Smith: River Light”

“Ransome: The View from Here” at the Barrett Art Center

One of Barrett’s series of solo exhibitions curated by leading curators from across the country, “Ransome: The View from Here” was chosen by Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Museum. Ransome’s work focuses on images centered on his African-American lineage, a transverse line that connects to his tenant farmer ancestors. Combining acrylic paint with a range of found, created and purchased papers, Ransome’s work is imbued with the spontaneity of hip hop artists and the ingenuity of rural quilts, creating a fusion that unites folk traditions with an urban sensibility. modern. The pictorial narratives are personal, but the symbols interact with broader social, racial, ancestral, economic and political histories that speak to current issues. The show at Poughkeepsie runs until November 14. Barrettartcenter.org

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Who Should Own Dark Art ?, Ransome

  • Who Should Own Dark Art ?, Ransome

“Pamela Zaremba: Transposed” at BAU

From November 14 to December 6 at BAU in Beacon, Pamela Zaremba’s new series of photographs created during the pandemic, “Transposed”. Zaremba captures a biased domesticity in his work, imbuing the seemingly mundane scenes with a nuance of The Women of Stepford– scary style. The fact that the photographer lives in the suburban idyll of Westport, Connecticut, on which the town of Stepford was based in Ira Levin’s satirical thriller, is an apt subtext for the series. The photos also attempt to marry the current moment of heightened domesticity, where we all spend more time in our homes, with the historic confinement of women in homes and households. As Zaremba notes in his artist’s statement: “This pandemic has caused a resurgence of finding solace in daily tasks in a deeply complex context, which continues to unfold seemingly indefinitely. ” Baugallery.org

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Electrolux, Pamela Zaremba

  • Electrolux, Pamela Zaremba

“We’re all in the same boat” at ArtPort Kingston

Although on November 9 in the new contemporary art space in the historic Cornell Steamboat building in the Rondout neighborhood of Kingston, works that address the difficult times we live in and invite the double question: what is our community consciousness? What do we all have in common? The works of “We’re All in This Together” are downright upbeat and refreshing. Exhibition artists: Doreen McCarthy, Alexander Hammond, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Jacinta Brunnel, Jennifer Dalton, Ann Tarantino, Patricia Tewes Richards, Mary Ann Strandell, Roxanne Faber Savage, Stefan Saffer, Jeila Gueramian, Susan Rowe Harrison, Karlos Carcamo, Dan Devine, Michelle Weinberg and Christine Stiver. Artportkingston.com

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Memory Cover, Jacinta Bunnell

  • Memory Cover, Jacinta Bunnell

“Terra / Derma” at Holland Tunnel

This three-person exhibition in Newburgh brings together the work of Marieken Cochius, Kent Peterson and Romina Gonzales. A central theme running through the exhibition: the ways in which natural and man-made forces alter the Earth’s surface in ways that are both subtle and dramatic. Cochius’ multimedia collage series, “Elements of the Motherboard,” includes a variety of natural materials and shows how natural forms change over time, addressing environmental destruction when man-made systems collapse and damage the environment. world around them. The cracked surfaces of Peterson’s “Strata” paints are achieved by painting over tar, reminiscent of geological structures that have been eroded over time. Gonzales’ series of sculptures, “Finding the Window”, are masses of life-size shot glass. Hollandtunnelgallery.com

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Romina Gonzales is working on a piece of her - "Find the window" series.

  • Romina Gonzales is working on a piece from her series “Finding the Window”.

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