114 Warren St. Hudson NY 12534  518-697-0266   Fri thru Sun noon to 6pm & by appointment

 Rebecca Clark

Daniel Mosher Long 

September 5 to October 4, 2015 

Reception: Saturday, September 12, 5-7pm 

Portfolio Showcase
The Constructed Image

Bridget Murphy Milligan and Neil C. Jones

Rebecca Clark, Ladies in Waiting

Hummingbird from Ladies in Waiting by Rebecca ClarkHummingbird 2015 by Rebecca Clark

Daniel Mosher Long, Miscellanea

Daniel Mosher Long-In Place of Memory from MiscellaneaIn Place of Memory by Daniel Mosher Long

Bridget Murphy Milligan, Fireside Tales: a convergence of fact and fiction

A Great Sorrow by Bridget Murphy MilliganA Great Sorrow by Bridget Murphy Milligan

Neil C. Jones, Pursuing the Horizon: The poetry of Stephen Crane

Neil C. Jones, Many Workmen Built a Huge Ball of MasonryMany Workman Built a Huge Ball of Masonry by Neil C. Jones

About the Artists

Rebecca Clark, Ladies in Waiting

Red Beads by Rebecca ClarkRebecca Clark photographically collects details of old master paintings – expressions, gestures, plants, animals, landscapes – any elements she finds intriguing. Later, she transforms the art historical fragments, weaving them into compositions often including patterns, textures, and colors photographed on her daily walks. Ladies in Waiting features portraits of women and girls that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. The subjects’ idealized beauty and mysterious gazes reveal nothing of their inner lives. By altering the context of the images, Clark questions and subverts the original meaning of the paintings, creating fictional back-stories for these women.   She covers her pigment prints with layers of encaustic medium to create rich, luminous, and irregular surfaces. (above: Red Beads by Rebecca Clark)

Bio: Rebecca Clark is a Professor of Art at the Community College of Rhode Island where she has taught photography since 1990. Recent exhibitions include Fitchburg Museum of Art; Dehn Gallery, Manchester CT; Artspace, Hartford CT and Tilt Gallery, Phoenix AZ. She will have a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2016. Clark holds an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Daniel Mosher Long, Miscellanea

Natura Morta by Daniel Mosher Long

In Miscellanea, Daniel Mosher Long photographs natural objects and cultural artifacts often in juxtaposition. From the Renaissance to the 18th century, the cabinet of curiosities celebrated the act of collection for its own sake. Specimens – organic remains or all sorts – and manmade objects were artfully arranged side by side for the viewer’s amusement. “I too collect,” says Long. “Since I was a young boy I have been interested in the flotsam and jetsam of yesteryear.  The artist explores and exploits the attraction-repulsion response evoked by vivid color and precise detail (attraction) and insects, reptiles, and all things post mortem (repulsion). He often arranges and pictures objects in ways to confound one’s sense of relative scale.  Long uses a process unique to digital photography: focus stacking. This software was developed for scientific research and allows a macro photographer to shoot multiple frames, each focused on a different plane in space and then merges exposures. He makes up to 30 exposures for each composition. (above: natura morta by Daniel Mosher Long)

Bio: Daniel Mosher Long is a professor of photography at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut. Long’s work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast including New England Photographers Biennial, Danforth Museum of Art; Griffin Museum/Flash Forward Festival, Boston; Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield CT and Mugar Art Gallery, Colby-Sawyer College.. His work was featured in and on the cover” of Tonelit online magazine and as the highlight”of Canadian Adore Chroma Magazine, both in 2014. He is a recipient of a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Artist Fellowship. Long studied photography at Bennington College, Rhode Island School of Design and Purdue University.

 Selected through our Portfolio Showcase Call for Work,
the gallery is also featuring
portfolios by Bridget Murphy Milligan and Neil C. Jones

Bridget Murphy Milligan, Fireside Tales: a convergence of fact and fiction

The Little Land by Bridget Murphy MilliganThe Little Land by Bridget Murphy Milligan 

 One of the oldest art forms, storytelling is both collective and ephemeral. It embraces everything from rumors, jokes, gossip around the kitchen table, to stories once told around the fireside. In oral tradition, the life of a story undergoes multiple adaptations. In Fireside Tales, Bridget Murphy Milligan asks, “With technology constantly changing and reinventing the way we communicate and share with one another, what will become of traditional storytelling?” Here she presents her solution for preserving the tradition of Irish storytelling through the language of photography.

Milligan’s digital collages combine photographs taken while traveling in Ireland with scanned drawings, paintings, and pages from antique storybooks. With these elements she recreates popular Irish stories of faith, mystery, myth, humor, history, and legends.

Bio Bridget Murphy Milligan’s artwork explores the relationship between photography, communication, and storytelling. She has exhibited in group shows throughout the US and in solo shows at, among others, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh and the galleries of Miami University, Kent State University, and the University of Missouri. Milligan was a finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass competition. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at The College of Wooster, Wooster OH.

Neil C. Jones, Pursuing the Horizon: The poetry of Stephen Crane

Pursuing the Horizon: The poetry of Stephen CraneI Stood Upon a High Place by Neil C. Jones

Stephen Crane is most famous for his Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage, but he was also an accomplished poet who used an impressionistic, naturalistic literary style, resulting in brief, powerful and bleak verse. As a practitioner of naturalism, Crane often used symbolism rather than realism in his writing. Literary scholar William Peden once said of Crane’s style, “[It] is often more impressionistic than photographic.” Because of Crane’s brevity in his prose, he leaves a great deal for his reader to imagine. Here, photographer Neil C. Jones enters with constructed images that fill the cracks and spaces surrounding Crane’s allegories.

Bio   Neil C. Jones is an artist and college art educator in Baltimore. His work has been exhibited nationally, including Atlanta, Baltimore, New York City and Washington, DC, and internationally in Heidelberg, Germany, and Lacoste, France. As a working photographer for more than 15 years, his images have been published in The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMilitary TimesPress BoxSoldiers Magazine, Richmond Times-DispatchStars and Stripes and other magazines and newspapers around the world. In 2012, he was awarded the Individual Artist Award for Photography by the Maryland State Arts Council. Jones holds an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an MA in Digital Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a BA in English Literature and Film Studies from the University of Delaware.