114 Warren St. Hudson NY 12534 518-697-0266 Fri thru Sun noon to 6pm & by appointment
April 11 to May 12, 2014
Portfolio Showcase Walter Crump an Andrea Rosenthal
Artists’ Reception, April 12, 6-8pm
& Dine/Art BeLo3rd - restaurant tastings at 10 galleries
Robert Moran, Relics
Rabbit Ears by Robert Moran
David Welch, Material World
Shopping Totem by David Welch
Portfolio Showcase Objects: Walter Crump & Andrea Rosenthal
Walter Crump, Still Life
Nautilus Machine by Walter Crump
Andrea Rosenthal, Dark Light
Knitting by Andrea Rosenthal
Robert Moran, Relics
In Relics, Robert Moran honors our inventive past and saves some of its icons from the trash heap of memory. Here portraits of everyday objects, once relied on and now past their prime, become touchstones of an earlier way of life.
Moran photographs each object singly so that the viewer can examine its individual essence. Cracks, scuffs, rust, mending, patches – they all remind us that these objects are a collection of well used, sometimes taken for granted, sometimes loved, cultural artifacts from a different world not so long ago. (above: Underwood by Robert Moran.)
bio Robert Moran is a freelance photographer living in a small coastal town in Maine. Recent solo exhibitions include the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA,; Byrdie’s Gallery, New Orleans LA;, Magenta Flash Forward Festival, Boston MA; Running With Scissors Gallery, Portland ME. His photographs have appeared in group shows at Panopticon Gallery, Boston MA, New England Photography Biennial 2013, Danforth Museum, Framingham MA; Kodak Gallery, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, and many others throughout the United States. Moran, who has started and run several businesses over the course of twenty years has pursued personal photography projects close to home and on trips through Africa, Asia, South America and, most recently, Anarctica.
David Welsh, Material World
In Material World, David Welch responds to our contemporary consumer milieu with a series of monuments and totems he builds and photographed. With a wink and response to Karl Marx’s assumptions about manufactured objects,Welch treats artifacts of consumer culture as Duchampian Readymades. His constructions, which speak of accumulation and materiality, encourage debate about consumption and the ways in which we feel compelled to consume.
bio: David Welch is a fine art photographer based on Martha’s Vineyard. His work explores social issues, using large-format photography steeped in conceptual influences from art history and economic theory. His photographs have been widely published and exhibited both nationally and abroad. David was named one of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward winners for 2012 and in 2011 he was selected as one of Photolucida’s Critical Mass top 50 photographers. David is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned his MFA in photography. He lives on the island with his partner Trina and children Camden & Declan.
Portfolio Showcase “Object(s)”
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase Call for Work, the gallery is also featuring outstanding portfolios by Walter Crump and Andrea Rosenthal
Walter Crump “Still Life”
Walter Crump’s still lifes reveal his attraction to the detritus our culture leaves behind. He pays homage to the discarded mechanisms and withered debris of another time, resurrecting them and giving them life as art. He test our perception of reality by creating images that appear as luminous wrecks of a dubious age, blending fiction and reality.
In the past, Crump modified his darkroom prints with bleaches, fixers and toners; now he treats his digital prints comparably shooting through prepared transparent and translucent media and building an image with multiple layers. He experiments with “controlled accidents” in his photographs where consequences beyond his control play an important part in determining the final image.
bio: Walter Crump’s work is held in the collections of, among others, the New Mexico History Museum; DeCordova Museum; Museum of the History of Photography, Krakow, Poland; Philadelphia Museum of Art; National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian) and National Museum of Fine Art, Hanoi VN. Recent exhibits include Pandemonium, The Museum of Photography and the Moving Image, New York; Going Forward, Looking Back, Practicing Historic Photographic Processes, a New England traveling exhibition; PHOTONOLA, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans.
Crump who has exhibited and lectured widely about pinhole photography was co-curator of Seven Pinhole Photographers from Poland (traveling exhibition). He is a teacher at the Commonwealth School, Boston. He has also taught at the National College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan as a Fulbright Scholar and at the Mississippi Art Colony as a guest instructor.
Andrea Rosenthal, Dark Light
In Dark Light, Andrea Rosenthal responds to the loss of five dear friends by exploring light as it came through the windows of her home and touched everyday objects. Her photographs, which alternate between abstraction and realism, considers light both as “grief-like, finding its way into every recess” and as a metaphor for the healing process, “the way through which acute pain eventually subsides and transforms itself into a warm memory of loved ones lost.”
bio: Andrea Rosenthal’s photographs have been exhibited in solo and featured shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography; Newbury College Gallery; Brookline Arts Center (Brookline, MA); Gallery of Village Arts (Bellingham, WA); and Calumet Photographic (Cambridge, MA). Her work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions, most recently, Cambridge Art Association’s “Twelfth National Prize Show;” “Photography Now”, the 2012 National Exhibition at the Griffin Museum; and “Photobook 2011” at the Davis-Orton Gallery, Hudson NY.
Rosenthal has received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council; and awards including: Award of Merit, “Media Mix — National Juried Exhibition,” South Shore Art Center and International Photography Awards (Lucies) Honorable Mention, 2005 and 2004. Her book “Stations of the Scale: A Photographic Memory About Food and Suffering” (Lulu) was published in 2010. Rosenthal conceived of and curated “Women 360,” an exhibition that featured the work of eight artists at the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA.