February 4th through March 2017
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) and the Peekskill City School District is pleased to invite you to the opening of High School students’ artwork in the upcoming exhibition Between I and Thou on February 4th from 4-5 p.m. at HVCCA.
Artist Kristianne Molina collaborated with over 100 Peekskill High School students during a 10 day intensive with HVCCA’s Teaching Artist Residency. Students explored painting and dyeing techniques primarily with cochineal combined with minerals such as iron, oxalic acid, tin, and aluminum. The student collaborative celebrates the individual and collective diversity, culminating into a large installation unveiled on February 4th in conjunction with HVCCA’s exhibition Between I and Thou.
February 27 – December 17, 2017
WORD: Words in Art, Art in Word
‘WORD’ was HVCCA’s first open call juried exhibition purposed to highlight talented regional artists who prominently feature ‘a word’ or ‘words’ in their artistic productions. Some 140+ artists applied and 75 artists were selected. These newer and lesser known works sat side by side with works of artists such as Beatrice Coron, Dylan Graham (Netherlands), Ann Hamilton (US 1999 Venice Biennale artist), John Mellencamp, Jeffrey Gibson, Laura Kimpton (SLS Miami, Burning Man, California) and Robert Indiana.
June 9th – August 22nd
The Student Exhibition included works completed by Peekskill High School students who worked with our in-school Artists-in-Residence as well as works by students from our Young Docents Program and other students. WORD artist Lance Johnson spent several weeks working with students at Peekskill
High School, resulting in 4 large panel pieces that are now permanently installed at the high school. Artworks on display included those four panels, the completed “Esperanza” mural from Live Art Fest 2016, a short film of Michael Feigenbaum’s residency at Summit Academy, and more. Plus, visitors could hear the voices of the Hudson Valley youth who participated in The “I’m Tired” Project from Yonkers, Newburgh, Beacon, Peekskill and Mount Vernon.
You can also click HERE for the short video on display in the Student Exhibit of Michael Feigenbaum’s residency at Summit Academy!
May 13th – June 5th
Visions From the Inside was displayed as part of the WORD exhibit, and is an illustration project to highlight the personal costs of detention and the resiliency of the human spirit of migrants. The project is based on letters written by detained women and children at the for-profit detention center in Karnes County, Texas that illuminate their courage through their own words. This project was a collaboration between CultureStrike and the migrant-rights advocacy groups Mariposas Sin Fronteras and End Family Detention. These visual art interpretations were commissioned by CultureStrike and created by a diverse lineup of 15 visual artists from across the U.S. The painful letters describe the journeys of migrant detainee mothers and their children, as well as the conditions they experience while in immigration custody. In the last couple of years Central American migrants, including many unaccompanied minors, have sought refuge in the United States. Those who survive the dangerous trek from Central America through Mexico are often apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol and placed in detention, with little or no legal counsel, while they wait to see whether they will be allowed to stay in the United States with their families. Unfortunately for many, this journey ends in deportation back to the country from which they were escaping. We need a world without borders and detention centers! In the meantime, artists and migrants across the globe will continue to imagine the possibilities through culture and action. Check out this video, which was filmed in Oakland as part of the project!
CultureStrike is a national organization that empowers artists and social justice movements to dream big, disrupt the status quo, and envision a truly just world rooted in shared humanity through art. We believe cultural work is key to creating systemic change.
End Family Detention is a digital library composed by a network of families, volunteers, pro bono lawyers, social justice organizers, and digital activists dedicated to raising awareness and promoting action to end family detention.
Mariposas Sin Fronteras is a Tucson, AZ based group that seeks to end the systemic violence and abuse of LGBTQ people held in prison and immigration detention.
February 27th – May 1st
I’m Tired Project by British artists Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans was displayed as part of the WORD exhibit, highlighting the lasting impact of everyday micro-aggressions, assumptions & stereotypes. Performance is fused with written word as each of the participants formulate statements completing the phrase ‘I’m tired of…” The statement can address absolutely any kind of discrimination that the individual has personally experienced or feels passionate about. The artist duo then transcribe the individual’s text onto his/her bare back, excising the tension through this very physical act. Photography documents the final product, serving as a personal and communal diary of purification and absolution.
September 27, 2015 – December 31, 2015
May 2015 – December 6, 2015
February 14, 2015 – December 6, 2015
April 19, 2015 – July 26, 2015
October 27, 2013 – December 7, 2014
October 12 – December 7, 2014
June 7 – November 2, 2014
March 29 – July 2014
Theatrical Performance Series!
June 12 – September 27, 2014
December 8 – April 12, 2014
June 7 – July 28, 2013
Katrina Bello: Looping Encounter, Andrea Bianconi: Postcard People, Laleh Khorramian: Water Panics in the Sea, Camilo Rojas: Los Sordos del Rio Hudson
January 27 – May 5, 2013
This exhibition showcases works by members of the Peekskill Artist Club including Gulgun Aliriza, Emil Alzamora, Cristina Alvarez Arnold, Matthew Arnold, Andrew Barthelmes, Katrina Ellis, Geoff Feder, Philip Hardy, Katherine Mangiardi, James Mulvaney, Adam Niklewicz, Jason Repolle, Shara Shisheboran, Timothy Smith, Ken Vallario, and Michael Zelehoski.
September 29, 2012 – July 28, 2013
September 29 – December 16, 2012
Peekskill Project V: Virtual Valley
Hudson River artists address the landscape by patch-working images through a lens of political and environmental consciousness. Addressing issues we face in modern society, these artists have found a contemporary visual language to reinterpret their surroundings.Artists include: Justin Allen, Erik Benson, Mia Brownell, Ian Davis, Purdy Eaton, Cara Enteles, Lisa Lebofsky, Julie Anne Mann, Robin Michals, Jean Pierre Roy, Nancy Shaver, Arlene Shechet, Brooke Singer, and Willie Wayne Smith.
Image: Willie Wayne Smith, Familiar Tides, 2010
June 24 – July 29, 2012
Circa 1986 Redux – R.M. Fisher: Current Works
A selection of the artist’s exciting recent works.
May 19 – June 17, 2012
September 18, 2011 – July 22, 2012
65 artworks by 47 international artists who emerged with significant artworks in the extremely prosperous and exciting period between 1981 and 1991.
Opening reception: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 4-7 pm.
Image: Joel Otterson, Compact Disc Stereo and Love Seats (Hot Wheels), 1988
May 22 – July 24, 2011
January 9 – April 17, 2011
Fall 2010 Artist-in-Residence Daniel Pitin has created a new body of work that features his trademark fictional settings evocative of theatrical stage sets, but with a new resonance of the locale.
Sept. 19, 2010 – July 24, 2011
Emerging contemporary art from East and Central Europe by artists who were educated at the transitional period between communism and democracy.
Image: Zsolt Bodoni, Tito’s Cadillac, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 210-195 cm
September 19 – December 19, 2010
Summer 2010 Artist-in-Residence Leonardo Silaghi’s first solo painting exhibition in the United States. Silaghi’s large scale paintings are based on a photographic reality, which is later distilled by means of abstraction. This combination leads to images that are both indistinct and coherent at the same time.
February 28 – July 26, 2010
Showing 13 artists who have nothing in common, except that they meet monthly to critique each other’s work. These discussions are open, incisive, tough, fair, generous, and tremendously helpful.
September 12, 2009 – July 26, 2010
Opened September 12, 2009
As part of a focus on the Quadricentennial year of the Dutch settlement along the Hudson, the HVCCA presents a solo exhibition by Fendry Ekel in the Mezannine Gallery. In this exhibition Ekel’s guaches and watercolors critically investigate the way in which buildings and monuments are used as a confirmation of power to seduce, manipulate, and intimidate.
Karen Sargsyan, Abroad Understanding
February 8 – May 24, 2009
2008 Fall Artis-in-Residence Karen Sargsyan is an Amsterdam based artist who came to Peekskill to produce a site-specific sculptural installation for his solo exhibition.
September 13, 2008 – July 26, 2009
Origins presents major works by 30 artists from 15 countries using natural materials: clay, ash, fiber, wood, and soil. Artists include Magdalena Abakanowicz, Carl Andre, Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois, Anselm Kiefer, Zhang Huan, Richard Long, Kiki Smith, Mierle Ukeles, and Franz West.
September 13, 2008 – January 18, 2009
This is a multimedia installation in which large multi-colored algae have been made by casting translucent abaca sheets into molds that are then hung from ceiling to floor. The work intends to express certain feelings of isolation and attempts to convey characteristics of the actual experience, rather than explorations or descriptions.
September 13, 2008 – January 18, 2009
This is a sculptural installation that consists of two new large scale figurative sculptures situated contextually within the space of the HVCCA and intends to engage the viewer in a “conversation” that is both spatial and philosophical.
Peekskill Project 2008
September 13 – November 23, 2008
May 18 – September 14, 2008
2008 Spring Artist-in-Residence Chris Jones is a London based artist who creates sculptures that hover between the fantastical and the mundane, composed of images from magazines, calendars, encyclopedias and posters. During his residency at the HVCCA, Jones has lived in Peekskill creating a new group of works, piecing together local stories, history, and terrain.
September 16, 2007 – July 27, 2008
The second of a two-part exhibition investigating scale in contemporary painting, featuring monumental paintings by a diverse group of international artists.
June 9, 2007 – February 10, 2008
Maider Bilbao, Animal Spirit
September 16 – December 16, 2007
2007 Summer Artist-in-Residence Maider Bilbao creates a site-specific installation and performance.
February – May 2007
September 2006 – January 2007
Only the Paranoid Survive focuses on our current “culture of fear” that stems from the continuous bombardment of terror warnings, suspicions, and scenarios of impending catastrophe. The featured work focuses on the artists anxieties and plays with each of our pathological fears.
Curated by Daniel Fuller
Featuring Work From: Darren Almond, Marc Bijl, Nigel Cooke, Sean Dack, and others.
May 20, 2006 – July 29, 2007
Peekskill Project 2006
September – October 7, 2006
May – September 2006
Nostalgia addresses the idea of reminiscence, melancholy and longing, and the subtlety and depth of this unique emotion. It features work by nine artists: Ann Hamilton (US), Mona Hatoum (Lebanon), Justen Ladda (Germany/US), Julian LaVerdiere (US), Matvey Levenstein (US), Luca Stoppini (Italy), Claire Woods (UK), Dustin Yellin (US), and Cristof Yvor (France).
March – April 2006
NY Times: “This is all museum grade… That it is in Peekskill is thrilling.”
A comprehensive survey of the best figurative sculpture and video today features 29 artists from 17 countries: Marina Abramovic, Berlinde DeBruykere, Tom Friedman, Red Grooms, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, Mark Manders, Paul McCarthy, Juan Munoz, Shirin Neshat, Nam June Paik, Evan Penny, Patricia Piccinini, Rona Pondick, Kiki Smith and emerging artists – Folkert de Jong and Will Ryman.
March – September 2005
First Look takes a snapshot of work coming out of MFA programs at a moment when there is a burgeoning number of graduate art programs and increased enrollment.
June 2004 – February 2005
Repetition uniquely focuses on art which repeats an image, sound, and/or sculptural object.
June 2004 – April 2005
When We Came tells the story of Peekskill from the dawn of human beings.
June 2004 – April 2005