Friday, October 28, 2005

Abuse by hire at Concentric Gallery

Concentric Presents a horrifying event for Adults and Children


Professional makeup artist, Cassandra Saulter, who specializes in
special effects makeup for the tv and movie industry, will be plying her
trade in the window of Concentric Gallery on Saturday the 29th from 12 - 6.

Simple gashes $5. - $10. Bruises $15. Black eyes $25. Full accident face $50.

First come, first serve! Concentric 174 Main St. Beacon, NY 845-838-9460

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Dia:Beacon gallery talk, Oct 29, 1pm

Please join us this weekend at Dia:Beacon for the latest in our series of free monthly Gallery Talks
Rhea Anastas, Faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, on Fred Sandback
Saturday, October 29, 2005, 1pm

Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York 12508

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon are a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries. Reservations are suggested. Please call Dia:Beacon at 845-440-0100 ext 44.
Current hours at Dia:Beacon are 11 am to 4 pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The museum is easily reachable via Metro-North Railroad (the MTA's Hudson Line station in Beacon is within walking distance of the museum). Trains leave Grand Central Terminal for Beacon every hour. Full schedules are available on the MTA’s website at The museum is also reachable by major roadways. Driving directions are available on Dia's website at
This series is made possible through the generosity of The Dyson Foundation, The Karan-Weiss Foundation, and Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.
A portion of November admissions will be donated to Museums Helping Museums: A National Relief Effort for the Gulf Region.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Angelika Rinnhofer on Jonas' performance at Dia:Beacon

Joan Jonas

The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things

A performance based on the writings of Aby Warburg
at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries

Have you ever imagined what you could do with the fantastic space in the basement of Dia:Beacon? A lot of visitors of the museum ask themselves this question when they see the cavernous, hypostyle hall. Joan Jonas’s answer is to turn it into a performance stage with the depth of a football field, the acoustics of a concert hall, with projection screens moving between massive columns, to the sound of live piano music. Jonas’s The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things incorporates Dia:Beacon’s environment into a performance piece that introduces the viewer to German art historian Aby Warburg’s writings. Jonas, inspired by the Hopi Snake Dance, which she witnessed some 40 years ago, works with Warburg’s words about his experience with the Native American people. She fuses theater, dance, music, video, photography, costume design, and noise into a Gesamtkunstwerk that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Only two more performances are scheduled, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct., 23 at 2PM.

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Angelika Rinnhofer

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Flow: Navigating the Super Paradigm Opens at Collaborative Concepts

Flow: Navigating the Super Paradigm

curated by Karlos Cárcamo

October 15th - Nov 13th, 2005

Reception: Saturday, October 15th, 5 – 8pm

*Music by DJ Sleeper

Collaborative Concepts

@ Bulldog Studios

52 Fishkill Ave (Entrance to CC on Verplank Ave.)

Beacon, NY 12508


Gallery Hours: Thu – Sun, 12 – 5 or by Appt.

Directions: Train – Metro North Hudson River Line to Poughkeepsie, get off at Beacon Stop. 15 minute walk along Main Street to Fishkill Ave, one block north to Verplank Ave. Driving – Route 9D to Beacon, I-84 west to exit 12 (Beacon), I-84 east to exit 11 (Beacon).

Participating Artists Include: Allison Gildersleeve, Elia Gurna, James Sheehan, Charlotte Schulz, Karen Ostrom, Hiroshi Kimura, Eva Lee, Eleanor White, Matt Harle, Deborah Davidovits, Mary Temple, Tricia McLaughlin, Gregory Slick, Mathieu Borysevicz, Susan Magnus, James Walsh, Kazumi Tanaka, Carlos Ancalmo, Quintin Rivera-Toro, Jen Bradford, Christopher Albert, Stephanie Diamond.

Flow: Navigating the Super Paradigm is a multi media exhibition consisting of work by 22 contemporary artists using a broad spectrum of work including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and video. Referencing the term “Super Paradigm” to describe the growing New York art world by Village Voice art critic Jerry Saltz. The exhibition will explore the vast “flow” of ideas and diverse methods contemporary artists use to navigate through this “Super Paradigm”. In the process creating work that is at times self-reflective, and personal while remaining aware o f the issues affecting the world, the nature of their artistic practice, and contemporary art today.

This exhibition is the first in Collaborative Concepts new gallery space located at Bulldog Studios in Beacon, New York. The artists in the exhibition hail from Puerto Rico, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Connecticut, Beacon, and other areas of the Hudson Valley.

"Flow: Navigating the Super Paradigm” will be on view at Collaborative Concepts from Oct 15thh through November 13th, 2005.

Poughkeepsie Journal Article

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Shirin Neshat to speak at HVCCA

October 16 at 3:30 pm, Shirin Neshat will Featured in HVCCA's Video Artists in Dialogue Series.

Following the presentation, there will be a dinner reception at 5:30. The dinner is limited to 35 guests, and require reservations. $15 per person.

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art is located at:
1701 Main St. Peekskill NY 10566 914.788.7166

Sunday, October 02, 2005

bau hosts exhibit of Syracuse photographers

bau 10: light work lights
Beacon Artist Union
161 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 2005, 6-9pm
Exhibit dates: October 8 until November 6, 2005
Gallery hours: Sat. & Sun., 12-6pm
bau 10: light work lights is the tenth exhibit at
Beacon Artist Union. One of its founding members,
photographer Angelika Rinnhofer, curated the show with
works by three artists, Lisa Jong-Soon Goodlin, Hannah
Frieser, and John Mannion. Each photographer is based
is Syracuse, NY, and all are affiliated with Light
Work. Light Work promotes emerging and established
photographers from the Unites States and around the
world by offering residencies and opportunities to
exhibit and publish photographic art work.
Hannah Frieser was hired one year ago as Light Work’s
Associate Director. She uses photography not only in
the traditional sense of a two-dimensional image, but
often brings in other materials to create
three-dimensional art objects and artist’s books. The
black and white photographs of her series Knickknack
take a closer, slightly upsetting look at small,
decorative ornaments that fill our lives.
Lisa Jong-Soon Goodlin is Chair of the Board of
Directors at Light Work. She started as a volunteer in
1997. Lisa’s concern with society’s wasteful use of
plastic products and paper napkins lead her to recyle
them as art objects. Her scanned napkins take on
abstract shapes, which seem to float on a stark black
John Wesley Mannion works as Digital Imaging Manager
at Light Work/Community Darkrooms. His haunting images
of abandoned rooms at Pennhurst State Mental Hospital
and School show the remainders of an institution that
closed after a major class action suit. Mannion’s
photographs convey the subtle texture and beauty of
decay, while simultaneously confronting us with
Pennhurst’s horrific past.
Directions: by Train – Metro North Hudson River Line
to Poughkeepsie, get off at Beacon Stop, 10
minute walk to Main Street
by Car – I-84 to exit 11 (Beacon), Route 9D south to
Beacon, turn left onto Main Street