Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School Contemporary Artists Address the Regional Landscape
September 29, 2012 - July 28, 2013
The 19th century group of artists known as the 'Hudson River School' shared a strong passion for the landscape of the region. These artists and their patrons shared a love affair with this young country that often surpassed connections to their roots in England and Europe. Though the period of the Hudson River School was short lived, spanning just thirty years, painters Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church emerged as some of the most memorable artists of the era. Many of these artists did not call the Hudson Valley home, yet they drew artistic inspiration from the region, defining an important genre. Peekskill Project V brings together 120 artists whose works will be exhibited in the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and in venues throughout the City of Peekskill, situated on the majestic shores of the Hudson River. These artists have been influenced by the vast Hudson Valley Region, extending from Lake Tear in the Clouds, the origin of the Hudson River, to its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean. The impact of this dynamic landscape is reflected in these works. This New Hudson River School addresses the landscape but goes far beyond the heritage of putting brush to canvas, embracing the use of found materials and new media, including video and installation. Several works investigate the region by literally digging into its history and archeology, addressing the grittiness of its urban sites. Others highlight the bucolic splendor of the riverfront, splendid estates, waterfalls, mountains and valleys. The works reveal the cacophony of cultures, economic strata, and ethnic roots that have been reflective of this region from its Colonial period until today.
- Livia Straus, Founder and Director, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Peekskill Project V offsite venues are open to the public Saturdays & Sundays 1-4pm. Offsite venues will remain open until Dec 9th, 2012.
At the HVCCA: Main Gallery: on view 9.29.12 – 7.28.13:
Brandon Ballengée • Thomas Bangsted • Ali Banisadr • Phyllida Barlow • Huma Bhabha• Margaret Cogswell • Diana Cooper • Grayson Cox • Nicole Eisenman • Jeffrey Gibson • Greg Haberny • Ellen Harvey • Ran Hwang • Robert Lobe & Kathleen Gilje • Marie Lorenz • Virginia Martinsen • Charles McGill • Yigal Ozeri • Daniel Phillips • Brie Ruais • Will Ryman • Arlene Shechet • Skewville • Ouattara Watts • Michael Zelehoski Curated by: Livia Straus & Lilly Wei
Mezzanine Gallery: on view 9.29.12 – 12.16.12
Justin Allen • Erik Benson • Mia Brownell • Ian Davis • Purdy Eaton • Cara Enteles • Lisa Lebofsky • Julie Anne Mann • Robin Michals • Armando Marino • Jean Pierre Roy • Nancy Shaver • Arlene Shechet • Brooke Singer • Willie Wayne Smith
Peekskill Riverfront Green Park
Geoff Feder • Carole A. Feuerman • Basha Ruth Nelson • Claudia Passeri • Adrienne Wheeler • Chad Stayrook
Featuring Works and Performances by the Following Artists in Offsite Venues:
*Please note: Peekskill Project V will be presented to the public in three seasonal installments of Fall, Winter and Spring, each season will include work by a selection of artists from the list below*
Opening Weekend/Fall Season of Peekskill Project V
Ben Altman • Irina Arnaut • ArtCrime • Itziar Barrio • Maider Bilbao • Andrea Bianconi • Hu Bing • Marcy Chevali • Ryan Jennings Clark • Brian Doyle • Carole A. Feuerman • Chantel Foretich • Marcy B. Freedman • Hanna von Goeler • Charles Harlan • Tommy Hartung • Astra Howard • Katarina Jerinic • Oliver Jones • Chris Jordan • Mike Kenney • The Ladies' Auxiliary • Virginia Lavado • Ryan Lemke • Marie Lorenz • Nestor Madalengoitia • Tala Madani • Mary Kate Maher • Maria Driscoll McMahon • Martha Mysko • Brent Owens • Daniel Phillips • Andy Piedilato • Elisa Pritzker •Andy Ralph • Leon Reid IV • Marko Remec • Corina Reynolds • Asya Reznikov • Daniel Roberts • Camilo Rojas • Jonathan Stanish • Chad Stayrook • Ian Swanson • Joey Varas • Song Xin • Lin Yan • Lana Yu
Winter & Spring Installments
Aranow, Grange & Mondale • Irina Arnaut • ArtCrime • Itziar Barrio • Johanna Barron & James Rexroad • Z Behl • Anonda Bell • Katrina Bello • Sergio Benenson • Andrea Bianconi • Judith Braun • Sean Carroll • Jennifer Cohen • Pepe Coronado & Alex Guerrero• Geoff Feder • Marcy B. Freedman • Matt Frieburghaus • Charles Harlan • Tommy Hartung • Katarina Jerinic • Chris Jordan • Lisa Lebofsky • Matthew Leonard • Anya Liftig • LoCurto/Outcault • Nestor Madalengoitia • Mary Kate Maher • Julie Anne Mann • Nadja Marcin • Maureen McCourt & Priscilla Dobler • Maria Driscoll McMahon • Martha Mysko • Basha Ruth Nelson • Bruce Odland • David Ostro • Brent Owens • Gene Panczenko • Claudia Passeri • Andy Ralph • Leon Reid IV • Marko Remec • Asya Reznikov • Christine Sciulli • Shara Shisheboran • Matthew Slaats • Chad Stayrook • Kate Sterlin • Niko Tavernise • Marc Thompson • Kai Vierstra • Adrienne Wheeler • Genevieve White • Song Xin • and more
Peekskill Project V Curators
Anna Adler, Cristina Arnold, Paul Clay, Kerry Cox, Evonne Davis, Marcy B. Freedman, Matthew Leonard, Cheryl McGinnis, Wilfredo Morel, Lise Prown, Alix Sloan, Livia Straus, Lilly Wei, Emma Wilcox
ANTTI LAITINEN's third solo exhibition at the gallery to celebrate the artist's participation in the 55th Venice Biennale representing Finland. The exhibition will feature a selection of projects, which have marked the artist's practice since 2002, presented alongside documentation and works from the "Forest Square" project conceived for the Venice Biennale 2013.
"I use light as a material to work the medium of perception, basically the work really has no object because perception is the object. And there is no image because I am not interested in associative thought."
- James Turrell
Icelandic nature is prominent in Eliasson's work, and his artistic relationship with it often involves collection or documentation that is scientific in tone. The country becomes a sensory laboratory where ideas can be developed and evolved into art, as evidenced in the multiple photographic series that would seem to witness a near compulsive need for collecting.