Current Long Term Installations
Skewville is an art collective of twin brothers born and raised in Queens, NY. Known for their warped sense of irony and humor, the brothers established Skewville with a specific style of lettering, abstract figures, and cityscapes that are instantly recognizable by street art fans everywhere. The mural of painted aluminum at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art was executed solely by Ad Deville.
In Planetariummonetarium, the work on show by Serge Onnen, a variant is staged: what we are is heavily influenced by the ways in which we are able to gather information from the things we see. His sculpture
Planetariummonetarium, installed at the Peekskill Riverfront, is a small sphere filled with 13 kaleidoscopes and hundreds of small coins from around the world. ‘An intimate inner-space on the wide shores of the Hudson river,’ he writes.
Water Works is located at the Annsville Creek Preserve in Peekskill, NY (MAP). The park is open from dawn to dusk. Job Koelewijn’s installation has been made possible through the generous support by the Mondriaan Foundation, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York and FONDS BKVB.
In the real estate business, ‘time sharing’ means sharing ownership of a house, allowing purchasers to occupy it during a specified period of time each year. Padmos is fabricating a series of maquettes of the sculpture in three sizes. The money from the sale of the maquettes is being used to finance the fabrication of the large-scale sculpture, but at the same time the buyers become closely involved in the project.
Dutch artist Folkert de Jong is one of the most innovative young sculptors today. Inspired by Abraham Maslow’s “Theory of Human Motivation,” De Jong stages an 18-foot styrofoam snow mountain being scaled by two bearded figures. The installation is on view at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Hamburger Hill references an American assault on a Vietnam position in which most of the troops died and the hill had no strategic value.
Using commonplace materials such as cardboard, linoleum, postage tape and aluminum foil, Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has recreated a full-scale replica of a laundrette, in which cardboard models of washing-machines are inset with television sets showing global atrocities downloaded from the internet juxtaposed to videos of the artist performing everyday, commonplace tasks. Hirschhorn, who has become the most celebrated international installation artist, challenges us to consider how poverty and neglect has led to human incivility. This long term installation is on view at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.