Hughes work in Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists
Work by Holly Hughes (Professor, Painting) is included in a new exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. Hughes’ work, BLAZON, spans 18 feet and includes 18 components – paintings, ceramics, prints and works on paper interacting within a strong field of color.
The museum will hold an opening reception for a new exhibition, Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014, on Saturday, June 21, from 5–7 p.m.The exhibition will be on display in the museum’s Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries through November 9, 2014.
Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014 is curated by Ian Berry, Dayton director of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College. Berry selected 16 artists whose work creates connections across time, media, and subject.
To what extent do science and nature, architecture, design, and history weave in and out of contemporary art making? How do artists bring together disparate elements into a singular work, or a cluster of related images or objects? Focusing on the laboratory-like environment of the artist studio and the exploration and curiosity that is at the heart of many artistic practices, this exhibition will create its own space for discovery in unexpected places while highlighting new art from the region, paying homage to the cabinets of wonder that were precursors to museum collections.
The participating artists are: Fern T. Apfel, Gabe Brown, Loren Eiferman, Adriana Farmiga, Holly Hughes, Kay Kenny, Mison Kim, Mike McGregor, Reuben Moore, Douglas Navarra, Stephen Niccolls, Caitlin Parker, Sean Sullivan, Judy Thomas, Linda Stillman, and Angela Voulgarelis.