CURRENTLY ON VIEW
February 14, 2015 – December 6, 2015
Love opened on Valentine’s Day!
Love: The First of the 7 Virtues
Exhibition: February 14th- December 6th, 2015
It is with great enthusiasm that HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open April 19, 2015). Developed as an FWMA (Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance) collaboration, each museum will explore a different sin and, in some instances, its parallel virtue.
In the HVCCA exhibition, love is depicted in all its wonderful variety, whether heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual, or non-sexual. Love is expressed in artworks in which the adoration of nature and animals is as strong and deep as any human bond. Finally, love is observed as memory, offering, shrine, and celebration.
From Robert Indiana’s iconic sculpture that plays on the power of the word ‘LOVE’, to Keith Edmier’s sculpture of the red rose bouquet Jacqueline Kennedy held the day her husband was assassinated, HVCCA invites the viewer to come to the exhibition and see love in some surprising and inspiring ways.
Artists included in the exhibition are drawn from communities around the globe:
Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Emil Alzamora, Matthew Barney, Hernan Bas, Marius Bercea, Derek Boshier, Birgit Brenner, Skyler Brickley, Ross Chisholm, Debby Davis, Keith Edmier, Carole Feuerman, Moyna Flannigan, Stefanie Gutheil, Dieter Hacker, Bendix Harms, Ridley Howard, Robert Indiana, Sam Jinks, Sherry Kerlin, Angelika Krinzinger, Keegan Kuvach, Charles LeDray, Marin Majic, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nick Mauss, Shirin Neshat, Jonathan Newman, John Newsom, Joel Otterson, Djordje Ozbolt, Paul Pretzer, Michael Raedecker, Saul Raskin, Nathan Ritterpusch, Kalene Rivers and Dan Weise, Athi-Patra Ruga, Helen Sadler, Maria Tomasula, Richard Wathen, and Entang Wiharso.
HVCCA would like to thank the following sponsors:
The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust
Exhibition: April 19, 2015 – July 26, 2015
Sunday, April 19th, from 5 to 7 pm
The Seven Deadly Sins, a groundbreaking series of exhibitions opening in 2015, from April through October, will be presented by seven arts institutions, all members of the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance (FWMA), located in Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY and the Bronx. The seven cultural institutions are: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; Bruce Museum; Hudson River Museum; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; Katonah Museum of Art; Neuberger Museum of Art; and Wave Hill.
Each of the FWMA institutions explores one of the Seven Deadly Sins— Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, and Sloth. Despite their ancient origin, the sins continue to inform contemporary life, both individually and collectively. The seven exhibitions will spark discourse on the nature of sin, penitence and, conversely, virtue and goodness. The featured artists will prompt visitors to consider what it means to be a human capable of sin and to live in a global community where sin is prevalent. Allegory, humor, and irony will take center stage in the provocative art and compelling installations on display.
HVCCA is pleased to participate with Seven Deadly Sins: LUST, which takes on the subject specifically as it applies to sexual relations. The artists in Lust create artworks that visually explore raw eroticism in many forms of its expression. Catherine Opie’s ‘Pieta’ borders on religious ecstasy, while Larry Clark’s ‘Tulsa Series’ documents a playground of sex within a drug ridden culture of lost youth. In staging the exhibition at the HVCCA, works are chosen that present a cross section of human sexuality and speak to a hard-edged approach to lust for ‘lust’s sake.’
Artists include: Amy Bennett, Giles Berquet, Ashley Bickerton, Larry Clark, George Condo, Beatrice Cussol, Tony Matelli, Bruce Nauman, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Betty Tompkins, Emily Wardill, and Entang Wiharso.
Image above: Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1999. Black & white photograph, 38 ½ x 25 ½ inches. Edition of 10.
No one under 18 admitted.
On View at Field Library in Peekskill
@ FIELD LIBRARY February 21, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY
Field Gallery of Peekskill invites you to:
Betsy Braun Lane
Racing on a Broken Road: The Ongoing Story of the African American Pioneers of Peekskill and Cortlandt
Exhibition dates: Saturday, February 21— Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Field Gallery of Peekskill, NY is proud to present Racing on a Broken Road, Betsy Braun Lane’s monumental exhibit of photography, archival documents, and oral tradition detailing the Peekskill and Cortlandt area’s African/ European/ Native American pioneers and patriots.
In Racing on a Broken Road, Braun Lane skillfully combines her work as an artist, photographer, historian and researcher. Weaving hours of interviews with the area’s long-established Moshier and Peterson families with found archival documents and rare photographs, the collected works form a powerful exhibit detailing 230 years of the African American experience in the Hudson Valley.
The exhibit significantly unravels mysteries and expands understanding about our community history. As Braun Lane explains, “The committed pursuit to secure rights of first class citizenship by local people of African /European / Native American heritage has directed the choice of images and materials used in the artwork. The exhibit focuses on personhood, community, and the contributions they have made.” Braun Lane addresses the history of enslaved and free people of color, the vital role of the Underground Railroad, and calls upon us to examine past and present perceptions of racial issues.
Following the exhibition, Racing on a Broken Road will become a part of The Field Library’s collection on permanent loan.
The Field Gallery is located in the Field Library at 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, New York. For further information please call Alicia Morgan, Curator, at (914) 862-3287, or email [email protected] . Visit the library’s website at www.peekskill.org