Caption: Trending Meats, digital print collage, 2015
From This Vantage Point: 41ºN 30’22” -73ºW 57’54”
October 20 – November 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: 6:30
Susan Walsh has been recording the sun’s shadow (to mark time) in relation to pieces of thread, as digital photographs and video experiments during the months of January, February and March (from Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox). From the latitude/vantage point of her studio in Beacon, NY, she waits for the sun to draw delicate shadow lines in collaboration with a random placement of thread. She also creates sculptures (wood panel, paint, graphite, nails) that loosely reference early sundials. With ordinary nails as pointers, set at the angle determined by the latitude of her studio, and in multiple directions instead of true north, she creates a lyrical moment in time with the sun as collaborator. She photographs the shadows and the completed drawing is printed on fine art paper (video is also a component of this body of work).
All That Glitters
December 8, 2015 – January 8, 2016
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm
(closed Dec. 23 – Jan 3)
All that Glitters is an exhibition of seasonal décor designed to act as a perfunctory antidote to the distractions that inhibit our holiday celebrations. Inspired in part by the 1908 essay “Ornament and Crime,” by Adolf Loos, ornaments and wreaths, assembled from unconventional materials, make a satirical attempt to adorn, and thus redeem, those who have lost their way during the season of giving.
Erin McNally is a performance and installation artist based in the Hudson Valley. She holds degrees from The School of Art & Design at Alfred University, Hunter College and SUNY New Paltz. She is also a founding member of the artist collective, The Ladies’ Auxiliary. Erin’s work has been included in exhibitions organized by the Dorsky Museum of Art, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Pelham Art Center, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Collaborative Concepts and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.
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September 8 – October 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: 6:30
My newest series of digital collages deals with imagery from grocery stores and food delivery trucks. Posters of weekly deals and newsprint advertisements evoke memories of rich flavor and saturated color. Imagery from lettuce and meat distributers promise a “utopian experience” within their product. The glossy exterior presents itself as a trusting, consistent product, though the line between what we’re buying and what we’re promised is often blurred. The source of our food is concealed behind a finished product. Like the brands I reference, I prefer my collages to be pleasing and attractive but to belie a more questionable content.