ArtBeat: “Photography” @ Carrie Haddad… and Other Hudson Galleries [Get Visual]

January 27th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Sara
Kahn & Selesnick, Oak-Man Falls 2015, archival inkjet print

Kahn & Selesnick, Oak-Man Falls 2015, archival inkjet print

Review by David Brickman

I drove over to Hudson last Sunday to meet a friend for a pizza at Baba Louie’s (it was delicious) and check out the Photography show at Carrie Haddad Gallery. Haddad typically focuses on painting, but her gallery (the longest-standing in Hudson at 25 years old) has always shown photography as well, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to enjoy a contemporary showcase for the medium.

We were not disappointed, as the exhibition featured a wide array of traditional and postmodern styles, ranging from Jerry Freedner’s bucolic Catskills landscapes to Newbold Bohemia’s tacky domestic dramas and Gail Peachin’s clever, tiny cutouts.

The show includes 12 artists but gives the lion’s share of space to the duo Kahn & Selesnick, whose elaborately detailed fantasies have evolved from neo-antique sepia prints to richly colored inkjets. Just a few of K&S’s new works are monochrome, and those work very well, but here we see mostly color among the 20 images presented and, frankly, it is a bit distracting. That’s because the pictures still evoke timelessness, yet the coloration in most of the prints is noticeably 21st-century.

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ArtBeat: 20th Anniversary Exhibition @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson

April 22nd, 2011, 12:00 pm by Sara
David Paulson: Curiosity

David Paulson: Curiosity

Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson celebrates its 20th anniversary with a group exhibition featuring David Paulson, Allyson Levy , Louise Laplante, John Cross, Vince Pomilio, Darshan Russell and David Halliday.

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ArtBeat: Richard Merkin @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, 11/6/10

November 4th, 2010, 5:01 pm by Sara
Richard Merkin: Untitled (Self-Portrait with Pencil)

Richard Merkin: Untitled (Self-Portrait with Pencil)

Richard Merkin: Paintings and Drawings, an exhibit of vivid, Modernist works by the late painter and illustrator, opens Saturday, November 6 at Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson. The cartoonish works, rendered in a sure hand, reflect Merkin’s fascination with pop culture, baseball and vintage pornography. (Bonus trivia: Merkin appeared on the cover of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” in between Fred Astaire and a Vegas showgirl.)

Concurrently, the backroom hosts an exhibit of both large and small abstract paintings by Meg Lipke.

An opening reception is slated for Saturday November 6, 2010 from 6-8pm. The exhibit runs through December 12.

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