The Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St., Hudson, will close out the year with a showcase of Hudson Valley landscapes (Nov 15th – Dec 31st).
It will feature works by gallery artists such as Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Leigh Palmer, Harry Orlyk and several others.
This genre is close to the hearts of those living in the Hudson Valley, a place that was sacred to the Hudson River School of painters like Thomas Cole and Frederic Church in the 1800s. It proves to be a persevering and constant source of inspiration for artists in all media today.
These painters have dedicated their careers to capturing nature’s intricate characteristics and subtleties. By breaking down forms or using a photorealistic approach, the paintings mix a realistic setting with a fascination for the sublime. The impact of these contemporary paintings is particularly relevant during a time of dramatic social change.
The experience of having instantaneous access to information, people and other material possessions via technology and social media is an immersive one. In a strange way, this constant engagement in fact distances people from the experience of the present moment. Collectively embracing the convergence of earth and sky, these artists challenge viewers to slow down and revel in the beauty and power that brightens each day.
Among the artists whose works will be on dislay are Bill Sullivan, Don Bracken, Eileen Murphy, John Kelly, Joseph Maresca, Judy Reynolds, Tracy Helgeson and Richard Britell. There will also be charcoal landscape drawings by Sue Bryan.