Carrie Haddad: Let there be light

July 15th, 2009, 3:16 pm by Sara

Down in Hudson, Carrie Haddad Photographs presents a stunning new exhibition, “Afterglow: Four Photographers & the Hand-Held Light.” Curated by Melissa Stafford, the exhibit features the arresting work of David Lebe, Robert Flynt, Gary Schneider and Warren Neidich.

David Lebe: Angelo On The Roof, 1979

David Lebe: Angelo On The Roof, 1979

Stafford describes “Afterglow” as “an exhibit of photographers creating and documenting light performances seen only by the eye of their camera. Using long exposures and small hand held lights – often just a cheap flashlight – these images have been noting ideas, emotions and sensations that traditional photographs cannot.”

Think of it like photography as performance art.

Robert Flynt: Untitled, 2009

Robert Flynt: Untitled, 2009

“Afterglow” opens on Thursday, July 16 and remains on exhibit through Sunday, August 30. The gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8pm Saturday, July 18.


Recommended viewing

July 14th, 2009, 11:01 am by Greg

“Anima Mundi,” a two-person show featuring the paintings of Roberta Wilson and Joel Seaman at the Park Row Gallery in Chatham. On exhibit through Saturday, August 15. Opening reception with the artists at 4-6pm Saturday, July 18.

“(De)Constructions,” a one-man exhibition of found-wood assemblages by Michael Zelelhoski at Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Zelehoski will offer a free artist talk at 6:30pm Wednesday, July 15 at the gallery. On exhibit through Sunday, July 26.

“Kraft-Werk,” a four-person show featuring the work of Anique Taylor, Lora Shelley, Astrid Nordness and Sally Rothchild at Posie Kviat in Hudson. On exhibit through Monday, August 3.

“Working the Streets,” an exhibition of the work of painter John Connors at the Clement Art Gallery in Troy. On exhibit through Wednesday, July 29.

“Lore Hauptman: In Retrospect,” a one-woman exhibit featuring the work of 94-year-old colagist and ceramicist Lore Hauptman at the Albany Art Room in Albany. On exhibit through Friday, July 31.

“Myths, Legends & Fearie Tales,” a one-woman exhibit featuring the work of painter Sweetbryar at Alchemy in Woodstock. On exhibit through Sunday, August 2.

ArtBeat: Elizabeth Dubben

June 8th, 2009, 1:43 pm by Greg

So what do you after you close the doors on the art gallery that you’ve poured your heart and soul into for three years?

You make your own art, that’s what.

At least that’s what you do if you’re Elizabeth Dubben, who shuttered her popular indie art spot the Amrose Sable Gallery at the end of May. And it didn’t take her very long.

Dubben’s entrancing new one-person exhibition, “In the Middle of the World,” opened on Friday, June 5 at the Albany Art Room, where it will remain on view through Sunday, June 28.

Elizabeth Dubben: Continuation (2009)

Elizabeth Dubben: Continuation (2009)

Her evocative works are small but rich and oh so rewarding, a perfect match for the Art Room’s tiny but exquisite back-room gallery. The show – hung by Dubben and Albany Art Room intern Kayla Berenger – makes the most of the intimate space.

Mixed media works that combine oil painting with image transfers of photographs that she’s taken, Dubben’s art aptly reflects the work that she selected as curator of the 31st annual Photo Regional at the Opalka Gallery earlier this year – ambitious art that employs photography as a key component but reaches well beyond the realm of photography.

Elizabeth Dubben

Elizabeth Dubben

It’s an artistic approach that works well here. Dubben’s works are multi-layered with an inviting, lived-in feeling, delightfully enhanced by the bare, untreated wooden frames that wrap her images in a natural warmth and surprising depth.

Real Good for Free: Art on Lark

May 25th, 2009, 9:24 am by Greg

OK, it’s not as big as Tulip Fest or LarkFest, of course. But attendance at the annual Art on Lark celebration has been rapidly growing in recent years, and it’s likely that this year’s bash will be the biggest one yet.

Yes, of course, Art on Lark is a showcase for many of Nippertown’s finest visual artists – more than 100 painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, etc. – who will be lining the street with their works from 10am-5pm Saturday, June 6.

But music has been given increasing visibility, and there’s a full slate of bands scheduled for the big stage at the corner of Lark and Washington Avenue. Among the homegrown Nippertown performers will be the swing ‘n’ jive of the Jump Daddies, the lush chamber pop of Eric Margan & the Red Lions, the jazz-tinged R&B of the Getdown, the blues-funk of the Foy Brothers Band and synth-happy electronica of newcomers Love For the Masses.

Travis Gray (former frontman for Saratoga rockers the Loyalty) has landed the prime pentultimate performance slot, and, hailing from South Burlington, Vermont by way of Island Records, rockin’ little five-piece band the Urgency will serve as yer headliners.

Naturally, admission is free.

And for all of you denizens of Lark Street, Art on Lark will have to last you all summer long, since sponsoring organization the Lark Street BID won’t be bringing the free Monday night concerts back to Washington Park this summer.

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