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Window On Hudson Presents Art Exhibit & Reception: Zakariya Abdul-Qadir “A Tale of Two Cities”

Edwin Raymond (Living Legend series), oil on wood, 12”x12”, 2021

Window On Hudson presents Zakariya Abdul-Qadir and his series “A Tale of Two Cities” on view from September 8 – October 2, 2022.  Abdul-Qadir uses sketches and oil paintings to study the social divides and housing challenges that face residents all over this nation.

An Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 from 3-5pm.  

With “A Tale of Two Cities” Abdul-Qadir not only compares the cities of Brooklyn and Hudson, NY but more specifically the two drastically different communities that often are only a block away from each other.  Growing up in Section 8 housing in Brooklyn, he was always aware that the daily life of his family and neighbors was dramatically different from the life of those in neighboring, more affluent, neighborhoods.  After the loss of his job at the start of the pandemic he came to the Hudson Valley so that he could use this forced time off to focus solely on his painting.  Wandering the streets of Hudson he quickly became aware of the similarities between Hudosn and Brooklyn, with the community in Bliss Tower living a very different life from people who live on or frequent Warren Street.  

Abdul-Qadir looks at both the people and the buildings that face these divides.  When presenting the people who either reside in or serve a neighborhood, he first sketches with watercolor crayons on brown paper bags.  Abdul-Qadir explains the thoughtful use of brown paper bags in this way, “The discriminatory history of the brown paper bag tests are not lost on me, however, I choose to use them as an opportunity to bring awareness to people of color rather than to divide. I find the tone of the paper allows a wider range of pigments to be expressed, providing a rich background for my color studies.”  These “Living Legends” are then transferred to 12” x 12” panels and completed with oils.  As a group these portraits create a collection of people engaged in civil discourse and the pursuit of change.

The buildings are rendered on large canvases in order to display the scale of the object, as well as its significance.  He may capture the eerie silence seen from a street corner or reveal the anxiety that comes with a new building’s construction.  This development is often followed by an increase in rent for the neighborhood’s original citizens.

Abdul-Qadir invites you to, “experience the series as a whole and reflect on the inequities and injustices in American cities.  Take a deeper look into our local government systems and our elected officials. What do these buildings represent to you? What symbols do they evoke? I want my work to give a lens to the viewer and create a dialogue between the viewer and the art.”

Zakariya Abdul-Qadir was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in a four bedroom apartment with three siblings, where his parents still reside.  He currently lives in South Brooklyn, just far enough from the trendy ring of neighborhoods surrounding Prospect Park that the rent for his small apartment was affordable.  He graduated in 2011 from City University of New York, Brooklyn College.  He has exhibited with The Painting Center, White Bear Center for the Arts, I Like Your Work, and Open Studio Hudson. 

About Window On Hudson
Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of all mediums
who are in Hudson and the Hudson Valley. Window On Hudson is committed to providing a
platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also
offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists. Window On Hudson
exhibits a new artist on a monthly basis. Artists interested in submitting their work may do so by
emailing submissions@windowonhudson.org or visiting the website http://www.WindowOnHudson.org.

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DATES/TIMES: On view September 8 – October 2, 2022
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 10th / 3 – 5pm

LOCATION: Window On Hudson
43 South Third St., 
Hudson NY 12534

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Window On Hudson Presents “The Silvery Water and the Starry Earth” by Lawre Stone.

Window On Hudson presents “The Silvery Water and the Starry Earth” by Lawre Stone. This group of 48 images were painted specifically for the storefront windows and will be on view from July 6th – August 1, 2022.

An Artist’s Reception will take place on Saturday, July 9th from 3-5pm. Window On Hudson will stay open until 8pm along with many other galleries participating in the 2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl.

“The Silvery Water and the Starry Earth” is also being presented by The Hudson Eye for this year’s Upstate Art Weekend, July 22-24, 2022. The main exhibition is on view 24/7 while additional indoor works can be seen from 11am – 5pm, Friday – Sunday, during UAW.

About “The Silvery Water and the Starry Earth” Stone says, “I’m always looking to integrate ideas from art history into my work, especially the history of abstraction. This piece takes its title from an illustrated alchemical treatise by the 10th century scholar and alchemist Muhammad Ibn Umayl. Alchemists believed that 3 natural elements: sulphur, mercury and salt, could be combined through transmutation, to produce the “elixir of eternal life” or for material context, transform lead into gold. For the 10th c. alchemist, the element Mercury was the ‘silvery water’, and Sulphur was the ‘starry earth’.

“I can appreciate Ibn Umayl’s reverence for the natural world and the belief that a single element may hold immense power and wisdom. Sulphur was considered an expansive force and stood for the human soul. Mercury embodied the fluid, omnipresent spirit of life and stood for the human body. I’m fascinated to consider these centuries old ideas as I contemplate our 21st century climate disaster.”

Stone continues, “The emergency of our time and an existential future compel me to empathize with aspects of the natural world through color, image, shape and gesture. I’m interested in finding what must be discarded and what must be carried forward. The un-seen contains both the beauty and the horror of what we have done. For me, painting is a portal to this unseen world.”

About Lawre Stone
Lawre Stone grew up in suburban New Jersey and remembers painting the iridescent colors of a polluted sky over the oil slicked Passaic River from her bedroom. Images of nature altered by human endeavor continue to inform her work. Stone received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. In the 1980’s she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and established her painting studio among a vibrant community of emerging artists.

Her work is included in numerous collections and has been exhibited nationally in galleries and non-profit spaces including Tanja Grunert Gallery, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, The Ely Center for Contemporary Art, Thompson Giroux Gallery, LABspace, P.S. 1, The Institute for Contemporary Art, and White Columns. She is a recipient of a NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship. Upcoming exhibitions include: “Mountain High, Valley Low”, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY, Hudson, NY, “Baggage” at Icehouse Project Space, Sharon, CT, and “Summer Selections” at Furnace Art on Paper Archive, Falls Village, CT.

Lawre Stone is Associate Director of The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Bard MFA. She serves on the Board of Directors of Millay Arts and is a member of ARTTABLE. She lives and paints in Columbia County, NY. Stone can be found on instagram @lawrestone

About Window On Hudson
Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of Hudson and the Hudson Valley. Window On Hudson is committed to providing a platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists. Window On Hudson exhibits a new artist on a monthly basis.

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. To see more of the artist’s work which hangs inside, please make an appointment with the Artistic Director, jeremy@windowonhudson.org

Window On Hudson is interested in exhibiting all artistic mediums, with a special emphasis on puppetry, textiles, movement, and emerging technologies. Of course, sculptors, painters, illustrators and video artists are equally welcome and encouraged to submit their work. Window On Hudson will mentor, to the best of its abilities, select artists who may not yet be ready to exhibit, those who have an upcoming exhibit, and those who have exhibited in the past. Artists interested in submitting their work may do so by emailing submissions@windowonhudson.org or visiting the website windowonhudson.org.

Window On Hudson was founded by artists Jeremy Bullis and Jonah Bokaer. Jeremy is a sculptor with 25+ years experience in NYC who is currently creating in Hudson, NY. Jonah Bokaer is a choreographer and visual artist as well as the founder of The Hudson Eye. They both have a strong belief in expanding and strengthening The Artist Community, an eagerness to provide emerging artists with a platform for showcasing their talents, and a civic desire to engage and inspire the public.

Financial support for the exhibition materials and utilities of Window On Hudson come from the founders, grants, and private donations. For more information please contact Jeremy Bullis, Artistic Director, at jeremy@windowonhudson.org.

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DATES/TIMES: On view from July 6th – August 1, 2022

LOCATION: Window On Hudson
43 South Third St., 
Hudson NY 12534

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@lawrestone

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Window On Hudson Presents Multidisciplinary Artist Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Window On Hudson is honored to inaugurate its newly renovated indoor exhibition space with multidisciplinary artist Dan Taulapapa McMullin. Images and writings from Taulapapa McMullin’s book “The Healer’s Wound: A Queer Thierstory of Polynesia” will be on view from June 2 – July 4, 2022.

An Artist’s Reception will be held on Sunday, June 5th from 1-4pm as part of RECESS Pride: A Queer Artists Salon presented by The Hudson Eye, in partnership with OutHudson Pride Festival. Dan Taulapapa McMullin will be signing books and reading from “The Healer’s Wound” at 1:30pm at Window On Hudson. The salon and celebrations continue throughout the afternoon at neighboring establishments.

“The Healer’s Wound” is an artist’s book collaged by poet Dan Taulapapa McMullin based on their historical research in the queer cultures of their homeland Samoa and other Pacific Island countries. The queer peoples of Polynesia formed societies of healers and traveling artists but these societies were suppressed during colonialism by America and Europe. The book, through recovered images and texts,
narrates the journeys of these indigenous queer cultures and how they came to continue to thrive today. The exhibition includes large scale prints on canvas and works on paper.

Visit https://www.thehudsoneye.com/recess for more details about THE and RECESS or RSVP at development@jonahbokaer.net

About Window On Hudson

Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of Hudson and the Hudson Valley. Window On Hudson is committed to providing a platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists. Window On Hudson exhibits a new artist on a monthly basis.

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. To see more of the artist’s work which hangs inside, please make an appointment with the Artistic Director, jeremy@windowonhudson.org

Info & Image From Window On Hudson

DATES/TIMES: On view from June 2 – July 4, 2022

LOCATION: Window On Hudson
43 South Third St., 
Hudson NY 12534

MORE:
windowonhudson.org
@dantaulapapamcmullin
www.taulapapa.com

Artists interested in submitting their work may do so by emailing submissions@windowonhudson.org or visiting the website.

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Art Omi Turns 30 in 2022!

Celebrating 30 Years of Igniting Change Through the Arts

Art Omi will commemorate the milestone through programs and events that highlight the organization’s work over the past three decades. These include the debut of Art Omi Presents, a new conversation series exploring contemporary arts and architecture. An Ecology Series will offer visitors guided tours that engage with the natural landscape of the Sculpture & Architecture Park throughout the year. Also in 2022, Art Omi breaks ground at a new site in Chatham, New York. Art Omi Pavilions at Chatham will present the work of distinguished artists and collectors in a series of 18 standalone pavilions distributed over a scenic 190-acre site.

For a full list of programs and events throughout the year, visit artomi.org/calendar.

LOCATIONOmi International Arts Center
Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Final Weeks to See Jeffrey Gibson Exhibition at Art Omi

Jeffrey Gibson, SHE KNOWS OTHER WORLDS, 2019. Photo by Alon Koppel.

Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition, To Feel Myself Beloved on the Earth, at Art Omi closes on January 2, 2022.

Gibson’s exhibition of quilts, garments, drums, prints, and video will be on display for the next two weeks. Gibson is a Choctaw-Cherokee artist known for his abstract painting, sculpture and prints. His use of language as a visual element permeates the installed works, examining race, sexuality, religion, and gender. The result is a rich, layered experience both poignant and celebratory.

Get more information at artomi.org/exhibitions.

DATE/TIME: Now to January 2, 2022

LOCATIONOmi International Arts Center
Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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