Drawings from Guantanamo December 12 2009-January 10, 2010 Since 2006, Janet Hamlin has been the sole court artist covering the Guantanamo Bay tribunals, working initially with The Associated Press, and then freelancing with various media outlets which include The Toronto Star, CBC, CNN, to name a few. These drawings are the only visual images of the detainees and as such, have been seen worldwide in every media format. This is the first public display of some select originals. Janet Hamlin also facilitates the figure drawing workshops held weekly at Hopper House, with Melanie Rodriguez assisting.
Focus on the Figure December 12, 2009-January 10, 2010 Curated by Janet Hamlin and William Sayles Selections from the Thursday evening figure drawing sessions
Readings October 31-December 6, 2009 Curator: Stanford Kay Books are in a unique class of objects that are mere bricks of paper and glue if unopened butwhich open into worlds of fact, experience, and imagination. To hold a book in one’s hand is to hold a world, a thought, a life. How we relate to books and what books we choose to opendefines us and the life we live. Stanford Kay and Buzz Spector have checked out the book, each in their way: as subject, object and material. A painter and photographer respectively, they focus on content and our relationship to it as object. The contents of these books are hidden from us, but they are repositories for thoughts, stories and experiences. The paintings and photographs that these artists produce are themselves similar vessels. Click here to read a review of this exhibit.
16th Annual National Juried Small Matters of Great Importance September 19 - October 25, 2009 Juror Richard Kendall, Curator-at-Large at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Selected Artists: Gail Bach, Aileen Boyce, Kathy Bruce, Louise Captein, Pat Dennis, Claire Fox, Mark Gilliland, Jessika Hamilton, Michael Iskowitz, Elizabeth Leal, Quentin James McCaffrey, Sylvia Mendel, Jeanie Neyer, Howard Oransky, Mary Ann Reilly, R.G. Solbert, Patrice Sullivan, Andrew Zimmermann. Closing Event: Sunday, October 25, 3pm Meet the Juror: Richard Kendall, Curator-at-Large of the Clark Art Institute and author of numerous art books.
Three Styles in Clay: Works by Rosemary Aiello, Norman Epner, and Taesik Song August 15 – September 13, 2009 Curator: Hilda Epner Three artists with very different approaches to their ceramic art are highlighted in this exhibit
Top to Bottom: A Hudson River Arts Map Installation June 13-August 9, 2009 Curator: William Hochhausen The exhibition comprises work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, prints, and sound pieces, that has been inspired by the Hudson River. The work iorganized by region and thereby creates an art map of Hudson River creativity.
Australian Aboriginal Dreaming April 25 - June 7, 2009 Curator: Michele Armenante Australian Aboriginal paintings by artists from the central desert and Nulla Arabunna regions, including Marie Warren, Maureen Nampajinpa Hudson, Gloria Petyarre, Two Bob Tjungurrayi, and Nora Moore. The paintings depict Dreamtime--a time of creation, the underlying essence of all Aboriginal life and nature.
John Descarfino Urban Landscapes Michelle Rogers: Le Temps Retrouve/Revisiting The Past March 14 – April 19, 2009 Curator: Carole Perry Michelle Rogers’ enigmatic triptychs form a bridge between her own photography and earlier anonymous postcard photographers. John Descarfino’s starkly lyrical paintings exemplify transition in urban landscapes alluding to their pasts as they present temporal conditions.
An Elegant Distortion: Ruth Geneslaw, Nina Glaser, Elizabeth Hill January 31 - March 8, 2009 Curator: Ashley Newcomb Ruth Geneslaw creates colorful and playful wood carvings that focus on the struggles of modern day women and prominent issues in today's society. Nina Glaser captures images of self reflection with her beautifully distorted paintings. Displaying a wide range of emotions, her collection blurs the lines between reality and imagination. Elizabeth Seewald Hill focuses on the individual, telling stories through her paintings she gracefully intertwines the past and present establishing a personal connection with the viewer.
Annual Members' Exhibit and Sale January 3-15, 2009 Members display their diverse work in a variety of mediums.