Friday, August 07, 2009

Gallery Goings On in Beacon NY, Saturday August 8

Here's a bit of what's going down tomorrow.
First of all, there's the WOMS panel discussion on Public Art happening at the Learning Lab at Dia:Beacon.  That is happening at 2pm.  Also, residents of Orange County, with proof of residency, get free admission to Dia:Beacon on Saturday.
The opening reception for Windows on Main St. will commence at 6pm at Chill at 173 Main.
Tomorrow will be the grand opening of Dream in Plastic with the group show Analog.  Dream in Plastic is located at 177 Main St.
Fovea has a new exhibit called American Youth.  Opening reception is happening from 4-8pm, and the exhibit will be on view through Nov 8, 2009.  Here's the lazy man's click, drag and paste manner of sharing  info:
Fovea opens "American Youth", an group photography exhibition that examines the newest generation of 18 to 24-year-olds, looking at young couples and missionaries, debutante balls and drunken tailgate stupors, Iraq war widows and wannabe models,street kids and lobstermen. How are they different, and how are they the same as the generations that came before them? Poignant in their ability to reveal the strength of rebellion alongside the inevitable vulnerability of adolescent existence, the photographs stand in both contrast and correspondence to each other. The lives of teens are shown with an edgy empathy. Moments from our youth's love, life, work and play are all addressed through the documentary images of 24 photographers. "American Youth" presents stories by an acclaimed group of photographers belonging to the agency Redux Pictures of, and will open Saturday August 8th at Fovea Exhibitions,The exhibition features photographs by national and regional photographers Marc Asnin, Ben Baker,Nina Berman, David Butow, Peter Frank Edwards, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Eros Hoagland, John Keatley, Andy Kropa, Erika Larsen, Gina LeVay, Joshua Lutz, Kevin J. Miyazaki, Darcy Padilla,Mark Peterson, Michael Rubenstein, Greg Ruffing, Q. Sakamaki, Erin Siegal, Angie Smith, Ben Stechschulte, Brad Swonetz, Nathaniel Welch, and David Yellen. An accompanying book of the same name published by Contrasto is available in conjunction with the exhibition.
 Floor One is hosting an intriguing curatorial project called Price Check. Roslyn Esperon and Courtney Rile are responsible for the project which has gathered artists from Beacon, NYC and Syracuse and examines the perceived and actual retail value differences in the three different markets.  The pair have been documenting the project on a blog.  Participating artists are:  Michael Barletta, Carol Flaitz, Carla Goldberg, Novado Cappuccilli, Jason Varone, Fred Wellner, Laura Wellner and Lea Wolff.  The opening reception will be happening from 6-10pm.   
Gallery G is hosting an exhibit of Pete Crotty's photography called dharma.  The WOMS after party will also be happening there, and Pete's band NCM will be performing along with Cormac and Annabelle.  If I had more time, this would be where I'd insert one of the disarmingly goofy picture of Pete I've snapped over the years.
Open Space will continue showing We are Familia through Sept 6.
Gallery 506, the summer long, full frontal exhibition frenzy, which I have not yet checked out will be opening Time and Place, featuring work by Mark Lyon, John Waldie and Jason Torres.  Reception is at 6-9pm.
Bau is hosting an exhibit by Lisa Zukowski called Beneath the Surface. Reception is 6-9pm.
RiverWinds is showing work by Ellen A Lewis called Air-Water-Fire
Over at Go North,.....PSYCH! There's no more Go North...not locked down on  Beacon's Main St, anyway. I don't mean to be cruel, but we all have to get over it and move on.  You can check out the gallery's show archive online at, and if you like, leave flowers, teddy bears and other memorialia on the doorstep of 469 Main.  
Ok, that's it for now..

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