Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 5 – 7 pm
The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust
Exhibition: April 19, 2015 – July 26, 2015
Sunday, April 19th, from 5 to 7 pm
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.
Peekskill Project VI! Slated to open September 2015
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
awarded $47,500 by New York State Council on the Arts
to fund Peekskill Project VI!
Carole A. Feuerman, The Golden Mean, from Peekskill Project V, 2012, installed at the Peekskill Riverfront
Peekskill Project, launched in 2004, has grown in scope, quality, and visibility, with active support from businesses, restaurants, city employees, and artists. In each of the five iterations of Peekskill Project, over 100 international artists have participated and created original artworks. Attendance is robust with over 5,000 visitors at the opening weekend and, over the duration of the show, more than 30,000 visitors from the national and international community.
A dramatic revitalization is taking place in Peekskill as artists continue to move in and many fine restaurants open up in the downtown area. Indeed, Peekskill has become one of the premier visual art, music, and dining destinations in Westchester County. Recently, the waterfront has been completely rebuilt into a beautiful park with installations of major public artworks. Peekskill now arguably boasts the most significant art park on the Hudson.
Peekskill Project VI opens this September, and runs through the end of 2015. The festival will feature more than eighty artists, both established and emerging, from countries all over the globe. Their original sculptures, paintings, videos, and performances will be highlighted throughout Peekskill outdoors in public spaces, and indoors at downtown businesses.
Over the course of the project, many lively events will be held, including family education programs, performances, and lectures, all related to the material in the exhibits.
Peekskill Project VI is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
“HVCCA is the most dynamic contemporary art site in Westchester… Maybe one day, these regional, more experimental art places might supercede art-stately New York City.” —Ben Genocchio, NY Times