Posts published in November, 2010

A Day in Hudson, NY

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 11:46 pm

A Day in Hudson, NY

A couple of weekends ago Kim, Laura, Bennett and myself spent a lovely Saturday afternoon in Hudson, NY. I drove back to Columbia Country the next day to pay a visit to my francophile friend J. in Chatham, NY, sucking up the last ounces of nice weather November had to offer. I mentioned a pretty good exhibition at Carrie Haddad Photographs in a previous post already, but I actually took a few more photos that day. Some of these shots ... Continue Reading

“Ordinary Things” at Carrie Haddad Photographs

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 12:06 am

“Ordinary Things” at Carrie Haddad Photographs

Quick shout-out to Melissa Stafford, curator at the Carrie Haddad Photographs gallery in Hudson, NY. Kim, Laura, Bennett and myself stopped by last Saturday to check her new show, “ORDINARY THINGS: When artists make their private life public”, on display until December 12, 2010. This exhibition asks a simple question, “What is it like, living with a photographer?”, and brings captivating answers through works by David Lebe, Thatcher Keats, Sabine Delafon, Allyson Levy & Harry Wilks. This is an interesting ... Continue Reading

“Critical Stitch” at the Nott Memorial

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm

“Critical Stitch” at the Nott Memorial

Do you often put “embroidery” and “subversive” in the same sentence? I didn't think so. Here is your chance though, and look not further than Schenectady, NY. A few weeks ago I checked “Critical Stitch” at the Mandeville Gallery in the Nott Memorial, on display until December 19, 2010. The show brings contemporary artists who incorporate sewing, embroidery, knitting, and other related techniques in works which critically examine a broad range of social and cultural issues. If the union between ... Continue Reading

Grand Street Community Arts’ Vacant Lot Project

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Grand Street Community Arts’ Vacant Lot Project

Earlier this summer, Bennett, Mikey and myself decided to play a modest part in community outreach by documenting the Grand Street Community Arts’ Vacant Lot Project. The VLP began in 2009 in response to the staggering amount of vacant lots present in the South End neighborhood of Albany, NY. Working with The City of Albany's Vacant Lot Stabilization Program, the GSCA is overseeing the rehabilitation of four lots, two city-owned and two privately-owned. ... Continue Reading