First is a profile of sculptor, Emil Alzamora, who's two man exhibit, Covalence, with Stephen Spacarelli is opening at Yellow Bird Gallery in Newburgh,on Saturday, Jan 14.
Next, Beth Wilson,in her column, Lucid Dreaming, offers up some form of silly excercise with her mostly local art world predictions for 2006, of which, #'s 3 & 8 reference Beacon sites:
3. Dia:Beacon will remain blissfully ignorant of all artists who live and work in the Hudson Valley, unless their work was previously exhibited at the Venice Biennale, or has appeared in the pages of Artforum.
8. Carl van Brunt will apply his Buddhist charm to the promotion of The New Hudson movement at his gallery in Beacon, and elsewhere. Good artists and good people throughout the valley will rejoice, and total instant karma will break out spontaneously around the world.
Finally, this month's "Parting Shot" features an image by Charlotte Schulz, whose installation at Para/site will be on exhibit through January 28. The installation pairs her drawings with elements of her preparatory process including pages of densely written pages of neatly written notes in tiny handwriting. If you haven't yet done so, check it out.