4 of the artists featured within the exhibit “Right here Now: Modern Photographers of the Hudson Valley” on the Kleinert/James Middle for Arts have been featured on the duvet of this journal: Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Tim Davis, Pete Mauney, and Jeffrey Milstein. Seeing the present was like assembly up with outdated mates: Milstein’s Crayola-colored airplanes, Blackwood’s nature pictures with people hovering simply out of body, Davis’s eye for the absurd within the mundane, Mauney’s fascination with lengthy exposures at evening.
The fractured prints of Seth David Rubin are a pleasant discovery. Probably the most formally intriguing items within the present, Rubin’s deconstructions of portraiture—he arranges mirrors on location—blur the road between the fictional and the actual, questioning what is definitely “actual” about pictures themselves.
The exhibit, curated by Jane Hart, is a intelligent gathering of acclaimed (Andrew Moore) and rising (Ryan Rusiecki) Hudson Valley photo-based modern artists who make use of varied approaches and methods to inform tales that mirror our current second. Different artists collaborating in “Right here Now” will seemingly be well-known to our readers: Sharon Core, Phyllis Galembo, Lyle Ashton Harris, Marvin Heiferman, Dana Hoey, Carmen Lizardo, Tanya Marcuse, Qiana Mestrich, Carla Rhodes, and Oliver Wasow. The exhibit might be on show by way of September 26 in Woodstock.