2016 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region at The Hyde Collection [Get Visual]

December 13th, 2016, 2:30 pm by Sara
Installation view of MHR-80 (photo  provided by The Hyde Collection)

Installation view of MHR-80 (photo provided by The Hyde Collection)

By David Brickman

At this year’s 80th annual Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, hosted by The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, the show’s the thing.

Juror Michael Oatman, a true local artist who lives in Troy and teaches at RPI (sorry, the rebranding as Rensselaer didn’t take), has stepped up as curator – and not just any curator, but a particular post-contemporary sort of curator who uses the art and the venue to build a whole that seeks to be greater than its parts.

In this case, the parts consist of 126 works by 106 artists – an almost stupidly broad and shallow swath of our region’s best creators – and the whole very smartly includes not only the Hyde’s contemporary Wood Gallery, but also its weirdly curved basement space, its world-class historic house, and its lovely grounds. The result, featuring boldly painted walls of bright orange, deep green, and warm grey, is striking, fresh, and – well, a little distracting from the art itself.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

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ArtBeat/LIVE: Abraham Ferraro’s “Art Course”

July 25th, 2011, 1:30 pm by Greg

What happens when performance art meets obstacle course? “Art Course,” of course.

This is a short video of Abraham Ferraro’s “Art Course” as performed at the MarketPlace Gallery in Albany on Friday, June 10.

As Ferraro describes it: “An Art obstacle course that begins by smashing my way out of a 4 foot drywall cube with 2 claw hammers! Walls will be broken, barbed wire hoops passed, wiffle ball bats swinging, boxing gloves punching, and flying Ferraro…all lead to a leap of faith and end at a giant neon ART sign!”

You can also see another of Ferraro’s works, “Mail-able 2,” in the 75th Mohawk-Hudson Regional at the Albany Institute of History and Art through Sunday, September 4. At last Thursday’s awards ceremony, Ferraro’s piece was honored with a pair of awards, one of which was the coveted Purchase Award.

The Mohawk Hudson Regional unveiled

June 4th, 2009, 3:50 pm by Greg

Abraham Ferraro, One Morning I Awoke with a Bright Idea, 2006

Abraham Ferraro, One Morning I Awoke with a Bright Idea, 2006


The 2009 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition opens at UAlbany’s University Art Museum on Thursday, June 25 with an opening reception and awards ceremony from 5-8pm.

This year’s juror was Matthew Higgs – director and chief curator of NYC’s White Columns. From a total of 1242 submissions by 285 artists, Higgs’ final selection includes 81 works by 35 artists.

The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, August 8.

The 2009 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region:

Bob Augstell, Loudonville
Justin Baker, Albany
Sharon Bates, Troy
David Bodhi Boylan, Woodstock
Laura Cannamela, Valatie
Monica d. Church, Poughkeepsie
Brian Cirmo, Albany
Marje Derrick, Troy
Amanda Facchiano, Troy
Raymond Felix, Troy
Abraham Ferraro, Rensselaer
Jim Flosdorf, Troy
Richard Garrison, Delmar
Taylor Gillis, Clifton Park
Kyle D. Greene, Albany
Jared Handelsman, Catskill
Stephen Honicki, Menands
Jennifer Hunold, Albany
Peter Iannarelli, Beacon
J.C. Jogerst, Colonie
Kelly Jones, Castleton
John Knecht, Hubbardsville
Gail Kort, Niskayuna
Matt LaFleur, Sand Lake
Harold Lohner, Albany
Melinda McDaniel, Troy
Joan C. McKeon, Hannacroix
Wayne Montecalvo, Kingston
Tom Nicol, Mellenville
Mark Olshansky, Great Barrington, MA
Lori Lupe Pelish, Niskayuna
Dorene Quinn, Utica
Barbara Todd, Troy
Georgia Wohnsen, Dolgeville
Gregor Wynnyczuk, Albany

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