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Photographers – call for entries:
 3rd Annual Books and Readers Group Show ONLINE, deadline October 19
11th Annual Photobook Exhibition ONLINE, deadline October 19


 Artist Spotlight 6: Dawn Watson
All the artists who appear in the 2020 Spotlight were scheduled for gallery exhibitions  this year. Instead, we are introducing them and their work to you individually, online (and for sale), over the next few months.  AND, for those of you who find yourself on Warren Street, Hudson NY, we are presenting the Spotlight Artist’s work on a LARGE banner in front of our gallery at 114. Thinking positively towards the future, we have invited these artists to exhibit old and new work IN the gallery next year, 2021.
For more info and purchase of prints and books, contact Karen at Gallery.

Click HERE to see previous 2020 Spotlight artists and group shows.


Dawn Watson

Message from GRACE:
Imaginings of an Altered World

Through October 11, 2020

Artist Statement: 
(see images and bio below)

As an environmentally conscious artist, Dawn Watson uses photography and artist books to explore our changing environment. She is drawn to the process of both becoming and diminishing—not just in life’s flourishing peak compositions, but in the inevitable process of decomposition.

Orbiting in space, NASA’s GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) mission satellites relayed data that has transformed our analysis of the Earth’s system. These twin satellites are in constant motion. The distance between these partners is measured by microwave sound, signaling gravitational shifts of water and mass.

Watson makes photographs that visually interpret the GRACE data. She creates an alternative based on the potential effects of these seismic shifts, offering an inverted reality that is present but not yet seen. Delicate details or vast landscapes are familiar to us yet strange, holding both beauty and decay, alarm and possibilities.

 
photo by Dawn Watson titled Black Star, August 12, 2015, Lucy Vincent Beach, Chilmark, MA

Dawn Watson, Black Star, August 12, 2015, Lucy Vincent Beach, Chilmark, MA

Photo by Dawn Watson, Ghost Shadows, February 5, 2013, Croton Point, Ossining, NY

Dawn Watson, Ghost Shadows, February 5, 2013, Croton Point, Ossining, NY

Photo by Dawn Watson titled Looming Storm, September 17, 2013, Lake Teedyuskung, Hawley, PA

Dawn Watson, Looming Storm, September 17, 2013, Lake Teedyuskung, Hawley, PA

Photo by Dawn Watson titled Moment's Meditation, September 17, 2013, Lake Teedyuskung, Hawley, PA

Dawn Watson, Moment’s Meditation, September 17, 2013, Lake Teedyuskung, Hawley, PA

Photo by Dawn Watson, Blue-veined Leaves, January 3, 2011, Hudson River, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Dawn Watson, Blue-veined Leaves, January 3, 2011, Hudson River, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Photo by Dawn Watson, Day's-Eye, May 27, 2014, Aghadoe Heights, Lake of Killarney, Ireland

Dawn Watson, Day’s-Eye, May 27, 2014, Aghadoe Heights, Lake of Killarney, Ireland

Photo by Dawn Watson, Black Sky - Flight of White Birds, August 9, 2014, Punchestown, County Kildare, Ireland

Dawn Watson, Black Sky – Flight of White Birds, August 9, 2014, Punchestown, County Kildare, Ireland

Photo by Dawn Watson, Glacial Slide, August 12, 2015, Lucy Vincent Beach, Chilmark, MA

Dawn Watson, Glacial Slide, August 12, 2015, Lucy Vincent Beach, Chilmark, MA

Photo by Dawn Watson, New Earth, December 25, 2015, Halsey Pond, Irvington, NY

Dawn Watson, New Earth, December 25, 2015, Halsey Pond, Irvington, NY

Photo by Dawn Watson, Land's End, March 12, 2017, Cliffs of Kogelburg, False Bay, South Africa

Photo by Dawn Watson, Land’s End, March 12, 2017, Cliffs of Kogelburg, False Bay, South Africa

Artist Bio

Visual artist Dawn Watson, formerly based in NYC as a professional dancer, shifted her artistic practice to photography, finding affinity in the visual storytelling offered by the photographic image. Nature serves as her muse, her subject of concern, a source of solace and healing.

Watson has exhibited her photographs and artist books throughout the United States and Europe.  Solo exhibitions include: The Griffin Museum of Photography, the Los Angeles Center for Photography and Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Group shows include: the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, A Smith Gallery, Center for Fine Art Photography, dnj Gallery, Davis Orton Gallery, Gallery Valid Foto, LACP Gallery, Tilt Gallery and Tang Teaching Museum. Her work has been featured in Lenscratch and The Hand magazine.

Watson, of Hastings on Hudson, has deep roots in the Hudson Valley. In addition to having lived in Claverack NY for several years, she serves on the board of Scenic Hudson, Inc., a regional environmental group charged with preserving the Hudson River and environs. She holds a BS Honors in Dance from Skidmore College.

For more info and purchase of prints and books, contact Karen at Gallery.


To Photographers: Call for Entries

Photographers – call for entries:
 3rd Annual Books and Readers Group Show ONLINE, deadline October 19

11th Annual Photobook Exhibition ONLINE, deadline October 19
(note: books will be juried via submitted pdfs)

2020 Portfolio Showcases:
We have postponed our calls for Portfolio Showcases til 2021.

To All: To learn more about the artists we’ve presented over the past ten years, visit our Previous page and select a year! Select all of them; we are very proud to have been able to present such outstanding work since 2009. 

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