It was a great night on Warren Street last night. BeLo3rd galleries including Davis Orton Gallery were hoppin’. Photobook artists from Woodstock, Saugerties, New York City, Kingston and Boston were in the house for our 5th annual Photobook show with the spirit of all the artists from all over the US, Japan, Singapore and England represented.
Sunday (weather report excellent) is Mrs. Greenthumbs Day in Hudson. Visit some of the hidden gardens of Hudson and stop by Davis Orton Gallery for Mary Kocol’s “Ice Gardens”, Linda Stillman’s “Floribundi” (flower stain drawings including her Hillsdale Garden diary), Linda Morrow’s “Lumininous Bloom” and Pat Barry Levy’s “Adaptations.”
What a terrific turnout and what an appreciative crowd. Special thanks to Mark Kalan for capturing the group with his ricoh theta 360 camera. Here’s a link to a “moving image” - move the image around (or let it move on its own) and you’ll see other early arrivers at the reception.
Aline Smithson, Mark Kalan, Meg Birnbaum, Paula Tognarelli and others
Here’s a link to Mark Kalan’s site with other images Here’s a link to the Ricoh site about this incredible little camera.
Judith Black and eight other women photographers are featured in Time Lightbox’s new series, “Under the Radar.” Here, photographer Mark Steinmetz celebrates this group of women who documented life in the Northeast United States in the 1980’s.
The Davis Orton Gallery exhibited Black’s work in 2010. We are happy to report that four images from this series are now offered as small format prints on Davis Orton Editions.
Walter Crump, whose portfolio of luminous still lifes can be seen at the Davis Orton Gallery through May 11,(left: Nautilus, pigment print – not pinhole) recently returned from the opening of a major new exhibition at the New Mexico History Museum at the Palace of Governors, in Santa Fe, “Poetics of Light.”
The museum, which now houses The Pinhole Resource Archive, the world’s largest collection of pinhole photographs (over 6000 images) books and cameras, is exhibiting 200 prints from the collection – and Crump is represented by five of them. The collection was a donation from Pinhole Resource Inc., which is based in New Mexico and led by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer.
( Dead Twigs and Bridge by Walter Crump, 2001, 20″ x 16.25″, in Pinhole Resource Collection.)
Congratulations to Andi Schreiber who exhibited work from her portfolio, “WonderLust,” at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2013. She was the feature story, along with 17 of her photographs, in the New York Times Lens Blog, “Married with Camera” by James Estrin (March 21,2014).
Andi is also a featured artist on Davis Orton Editions, a new online shop (launching April 5) for small format, fine art photography by a curated list of artists.
Judith Henry has three large pieces in the show, “Women Choose Women Again” at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey in Summit. The show, spanning three galleries of the Center, runs through April 13, 2014. Opening reception is Sunday, January 26 from1-4pm.
From The New Jersey Gannett Daily Record: [Henry] invents multimedia evocations using repurposed documentary materials that tease the tensions at play between public persona and inner character.”
“In a 2013 piece titled “Fargo High School (1935) Senior Girls,’’ from her “Girls, Girls, Girls’’ series, Henry drew 42 portraits of teenage girls from the titular yearbook and photographed herself wearing each as a mask. The gridded image elicits the quirky blend of pathos and humor so characteristic of her oeuvre.”
Judith exhibited work from her series, “Rebirth” and “Masquerade” at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2012.
Very best wishes for the New Year from Karen and Mark.
Thanks to 2013’s exhibiting artists. Your exhibitions, portfolios and photobooks (mixed media and video, too) helped make it a banner year for art in Hudson NY.
Watch for Davis Orton Editions launching April 5 and the first show of our 2014 season, April 11 to May 11, with Robert Moran and David Welch.
Join us in Hudson tomorrow, December 7. From 5-8 pm, Hudson Opera House’s 17th annual Winter Walk event on Warren St. from top to bottom. Visit Opera House site for entire schedule (concluding with fireworks at 8pm).
There will be sipping and balloting in BeLo3rd’s 4th annual Eggnog Competition at 9 locations Below 3rd St. on Warren to Front St..
Visit Davis Orton Gallery for great eggnog from Vico’s and for a our PHOTOBOOK 2014 exhibition. The books are varied and exceptional and make great holiday gifts.
above: Santa leaves Davis Orton Gallery for wish-granting duties BeLo3rd. Fireworks on Warren St
Scenes from PHOTOBOOK 2013 reception. This is an exceptional international exhibition of 20 self-published photobooks with artists from the US, Spain, Portugal, Germany and England represented. The books and prints exhibited (through Dec 22) are stellar. The weather was great – DINE ART was an added treat (restaurant tastings at 7 galleries On Warren St. and Front St. below 3rd St) So nice to see exhibiting artists Erica Flood, Melissa Eder, Mireille Ribiere, Michael Hunold, Nikki Johnson, Dan McCormack, and Ellen Wallenstein.