Q&Art: William Jaeger

August 11th, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg
William Jaeger: Couches in Snow

William Jaeger: Couches in Snow

Here’s a quick Q&A with longtime Nippertown photographer William Jaeger, whose work is currently on exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art in the group show, “Summer Exposure: Photographic Works”.


A: The river itself, and the tendrils that come from it (and to it), are steeped in history and lore. Around us are the vestiges of a lot of this, like the huge Burden ironworks in Troy which is just some shards in the ground and some artifactual proof.

The people who live here are a product of all of this, and the Hudson and its influence
becomes the culture of the land, including the Erie Canal (I’m working on a photographic
response to Clinton’s Ditch for the bicentennial) and the little river towns I love (like beautiful Coxsackie, maligned and still really interesting). Even the Contemporary Artists Center in South Troy is the direct descendant of all of this, occupying the Burden family church chapel with residency and exhibition spaces. Full circle, or full spiral.

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ArtBeat: 75th Mohawk-Hudson Regional at AIHA [Get Visual]

July 22nd, 2011, 11:30 am by Sara
Susan Stuart: Escape

Susan Stuart: Escape

The 75th Annual Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, commonly called the Regional, is at the Albany Institute of History & Art this year, and it is huge. Selected by prominent painter Holly Hughes, who considered 1,020 submissions by 235 artists (a record for the Institute, though still far fewer than the nearly 1,500 works submitted by 340 artists to the Hyde Collection last year), the final cut includes 160 pieces by 85 artists.

That’s about five times as many as the 35 works by 17 artists that were in the same show at the University Art Museum in 2003 (presumably a record low). Think of it – one Regional five times the size of another. It sort of boggles the mind. Just reading a list of the whole roster is hard work, and I’ll prove it by putting that list right here:

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