114 Warren St. Hudson NY 12534 518-697-0266 Fri thru Sun noon to 6pm & by appointment
May 17 – June 23, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013 6-8pm
Kent Krugh and Anna Beeke
Benjamin Dimmitt: Primitive Florida
Palm Hammock, Titusville, Florida silver gelatin print by Benjamin Dimmitt
Debi Milligan: First Light, Last Light
First Light, Last Light #1 silver gelatin print by Debi Milligan
Keiko Sono: 110 Days of Winter
From 110 Days of Winter, single channel video, 40:20 min on a seamless loop, 2011 by Keiko Sono
Porfolio Showcase: Kent Krugh and Anna Beeke
Heritage Park Mulberry by Kent Krugh
The Woodcutters by Anna Beeke
Benjamin Dimmitt, Primitive Florida
Creek Opening, Malone Island, Florida, silver gelatin print by Benjamin Dimmitt
Benjamin Dimmitt is a native Floridian who has been living in New York City for over 30 years. The Florida of his youth had abundant undeveloped areas and animated wild places that he took for granted and that are now gone. The remaining primitive places have been put at risk by unwise land use policies, nearly unfettered development and environmental degradation. Several years ago, he began photographing the wetlands, palm hammocks and low-lying forests of Florida in a process of exploring, reacquainting himself and finally interpreting the unique and fragile beauty there. He seeks out lush and fecund places where land merges with water. “I am most attracted to scenes of animated and layered growth that exhibit the urge for survival and the persistence of life.”
bio Benjamin Dimmitt’s photographs are in the collections of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and in corporate and private collections. He has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions including Clayton Galleries, Tampa; Eckerd College Gallery, St. Petersburg and Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. His work is represented by Clayton Galleries in Tampa and the Hagedorn Foundation Gallery in Atlanta. Dimmitt’s photographs have been featured in South X Southeast Magazine, Photo District News and The New Yorker: Photo Booth Blog. He has taught at the International Center of Photography, New York since 2001 and will also be teaching at the Bascom Art Center, Highlands, NC this year.
Debi Milligan, First Light Last Light
First Light, Last Light #3 silver gelatin print by Debi Milligan
“I stand at a portal, holding the beginning of day in my hand for a moment; and the beginnings of night. Within chaos and beauty, capturing the light’s gesture is my small, ecstatic victory. The photograph is the lasting pleasure of this brief moment”
At dawn and dusk, Debi Milligan observes the conversation between light and form – the way everything is transformed through the light; now here, then suddenly gone forever. She waits, watches, and works to claim a specific moment. Day into night, night into day, the minute movements of the light and air.
bio Debi Milligan, portraitist and fine art landscape photographer, has exhibited her photographs in group shows including Art Institute of Boston, Newton Art Center, Folklore Museum – Rome Italy, Wooster Gallery, New York and New England School of Photography, Boston. Her portraits of authors and musicians including Marge Piercy, Tom Perrota, Mameve Medved, Alice Hoffman, Sue Quinn and Jill Stein appear on book jackets and CD covers. Debi has taught photography at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) in Cambridge MA since 2004. Among her numerous teaching awards and grants, she is the recipient of the Power of ART Award from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Prior to CRLS she taught Classical and Contemporary Portraiture at the New England School of Photography in Boston. She holds an MFA from University of Massachusetts and BFA from University of Denver.
Keiko Sono, 110 Days of Winter
Still #63 from 110 Days of Winter, HD Video by Keiko Sono
Keiko Sono’s 110 Days of Winter is a high definition single channel video installation. It follows the formation and evolution of an ice layer on a Catskill boulder, beginning and ending with a bare rock wall from December to April, condensing the five-month-long process into a 40-minute loop. The slow change is barely perceptible at first, yet once the eye is settled, the morphing of ice and shift in light manifest from within. “My goal in this project is to provide the audience with a space where one can slow down and be immersed in the sensory experience, while being mindful of the changing environment we are in.” 110 Days refers to how many days there were in 2007, when the original photos were taken, from the first sign of ice to its disappearance. But last winter (2011–12), there were about 70 days. While the video on a seamless loop repeats the process endlessly, the actual ice layer may cease to return in the coming decades. 110 Days of Winter is sponsored by Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts.
bio: Keiko Sono designs contexts. She uses visual media, video, blogs, and social media, to create events and projects that focus on connections rather than elements. She evaluates her works in terms of how many new connections are made, how much the existing ones are strengthened, and how many people or things benefit from them. Her works range from deeply personal and contemplative, which deepen her connection with the natural environment (110 Days of Winter) to widely accessible and interactive, creating robust networks within the community. Highlights in her artist’s career include: a fellowship from the Pollock-Krasner; a solo show in the project room of Art Tower Mito (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mito, Japan); featured artist represented by Gallery Side 2 (Tokyo) in Art Forum Berlin. She is a NYFA MARK 2011 artist and received NYFA fiscal sponsorship for her video project, 110 Days of Winter. Recent shows include After the Trace at KMOCA in Kingston, NY; MARK on MAIN in Catskill NY; and The Sky is Falling! at Kleinert/James Gallery (Byrdcliffe Guild) in Woodstock. Her upcoming shows include a window project at Imogen Holloway a solo show at Roos Arts in Rosendale (October 2013). Sono is an adjunct instructor in art at Empire State College, and owner of Flick Book Studio, an open studio for connecting artists of all ages through learning and producing stop-motion animation.
PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE: Landscape
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase competition, the gallery is also featuring outstanding portfolios by Kent Krugh, “Inside the Gate” and Anna Beeke, “Sylvania.”
Kent Krugh “Inside the Gate” “Another tree for the collection. Another window into creation.” Kent Krugh’s portraits of trees are photomontages, and by virtue of the process used to create them, he considers them “inverse panoramas.” For Krugh it is as if he crosses through a gate or threshold into another realm, spiritual perhaps, where time and space are collapsed. From the perspective of the tree, they also represent a passage of events and time. When he selects an individual tree, his intention is to open a gate and allow the viewer to listen and explore and relate to the central figure in ways not before understood or realized. (Above,”Higher Ground Cedar by Kent Krugh.)
bio Kent Krugh is a fine art photographer, living and working in Greater Cincinnati, OH. Krugh’s work has been exhibited at Fringe Festival 2010, Cincinnati, OH; FotoFest 2011, Houston, TX; and FotoFocus Biennial 2012, Cincinnati, OH. In 2013 he will have solo exhibitions at the Carnegie Arts Center, Covington KY; Clifton Cultural Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, Cleremont College, Batavia OH and in multiple exhibitions at ZOOMFEST 2013, Medellin, Columbia, South America, where he will also teach under the auspices of the Universidad de Antioquia. Krugh has received numerous awards in national and international print and portfolio competitions, including 2012 Critical Mass Finalist.
Anna Beeke “Sylvania” Across cultures and centuries, there are countless histories and myths that involve humankind venturing beyond the structured limits of civilization into the chaotic labyrinth of the forest. Anna Beeke’s Sylvania is a composite photographic forest cultivated from the seeds of various American woodlands, as well as our representations of those woodlands in more urban spaces. Sylvania began serendipitously: knowing she had been conceived in Washington State, Beeke had a strong compulsion to go to the Northwest, her place of genesis, sure she would find something there. As she began photographing the forest and her encounters within it, small clues, moments of magic and surprise, delight and fear, and chance encounters with strangers informed her direction. “My experiences in the forest are not quite mythic or the stuff of fairy tales, but I do seek the transmission of something more metaphoric: an appeal to the imagination and a suggestion to the subconscious.” (Above: Tree of Life by Anna Beeke)
bio Anna Beeke’s work has been exhibited at both Aperture Gallery and ClampArt in New York City and at international galleries and festivals including the Recontres d’Arles; Pingyao International Photography Festival and “reGeneration2: tomorrow’s photographers today” exhibition and book by the Musée de L’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland which has been traveling internationally from 2010 to 2015. Beeke is the recipient of the Humble Art Foundation’s 2013 WIP/LTI Lightside Materials Grant and the 2013 too much chocolate + Kodak film grant. She recently received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s certificate program in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.