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Window On Hudson Presents Chimba “Reproducing Life: Conception”, June 2021

Window On Hudson presents Chimba “Reproducing Life: Conception” on display now through June 28, 2021. “Reproducing Life: Conception” is the beginning stage for a series of paintings by Chimba (Chiarra Jonelle Hughes Mba).  These works, created on several large canvases as well as a variety of long wooden boards, mark Chimba’s first solo exhibition.

In the windows, the canvases present Women of the Earth, pregnant with child, hope, and history.  A transformative journey distilled into one radiant image.  Indoors, the boards are used to tell an entire story.  These wordless images can be read like a graphic novel or cave painting, with the subject’s story unfolding as you follow their journey through beginning, middle and end.  Chimba’s painting style is a blend of natural African tribalism and the fluid movements learned from modern fashion design. 

Chimba describes  “Reproducing Life” in the following way, “This body of work – I don’t think it is an accident that it is called a ‘body’ of work – is about reproduction and what it means for the Woman.   We can birth so many things other than a child.  Birth can have a healing effect on the mother and extended family.  Throughout time a birth has been a cause for celebration – more so in the past.  The language I use on my canvases reflects that time.

“I am curious about the journey of all Women.  Pregnant Women.  Mothers.  Mother Earth.  Queens.  Our roots.  I paint myself.  I am curious about my own journey.  My journey, my artistic journey and my life’s journey, changed as I worked on these paintings.  If you try to make everything as it should be, it won’t become what it can be.” 

Chimba was born and raised in Hudson, NY.  She studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.   

An Artist’s Reception will be held Saturday, June 12 from 6-8pm as part of the 2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl.  Window On Hudson will be open to the public from 5-9pm.  Window On Hudson takes Covid-19 seriously and will take all current safety precautions.

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, in Hudson, NY. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. 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 WindowOnHudson.org

DATES/TIMES: May 5 – May 31, 2021 / visible 24/7
Artist’s Reception will be held Saturday, June 12 / 6 – 8pm

LOCATION: 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534

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Window On Hudson Presents Mary McFerran “Suburban Wildlife”, May 2021

Window On Hudson presents Mary McFerran “Suburban Wildlife” on display now through May 31, 2021. Mary McFerran spent the solitude of 2020 earnestly working in her studio, creating numerous multimedia collages on a variety of subjects. In the storefront windows viewers can see “Suburban Wildlife,” a collection of tapestries that reflect on the wildlife she found venturing into her own backyard. The exhibition continues indoors with sketches and additional works on fabric.

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Felt, assorted textile scraps, plastic, printed fabric, stitching
42″ W x 39″ H
2020

MeFerran explains that the creation of these artworks comes from, “…spending more time in my backyard and local environment after the world was closed by the pandemic. The slowing of our world emboldened local wildlife. Foxes, rabbits, squirrels, snakes, raccoons, and chipmunks visited and were willing to be seen. During this time when we noticed the natural world. I hope this awareness increased our knowledge, respect and appreciation of the animals with which we coexist.”

When describing her artist practice McFerran says, “Liberation survives in my studio. I seek refuge in my work. Especially during the pandemic. I create and break my own rules, connecting and disconnecting fabric remnants and paper scraps. Opposing colors, textures, and themes encourage tension – push and pull. However, some sections coexist instead of merging.

I encourage elements to retain their own identity. My quilts are not traditional, no 3-layer regimen. Inspired by the work of Southern crafters who worked under economic restrictions, I select found scraps and tell stories. Like theirs, my piecing and constructing is grid-like. They were unschooled. I resist my art school lessons, encouraging some pieces to “fall off” the picture plane. I invite real life into my work and exaggerate the artifice of art.”

An Artist’s Reception will be held Saturday, May 8th from 3-5pm. Window On Hudson takes Covid-19 seriously. Front door will remain open at all times. Beverages will be served, and everyone is encouraged to enjoy the drinks and each other’s company outside in small, distanced clusters.

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, in Hudson, NY. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. 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 WindowOnHudson.org

DATES/TIMES: May 5 – May 31, 2021 / visible 24/7
Artist’s Reception will be held Saturday, May 8th from 3-5pm

LOCATION: 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534

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Window On Hudson Presents Jeannie LoVullo “Celestial Existence”


Window On Hudson
presents Jeannie LoVullo “Celestial Existence” on display now through May 3, 2021. Jeannie LoVullo has created her largest, most complex paintings to date for this multi-dimensional and energetic exhibition. At the center of the installation are several intricately painted three foot mandalas, each bursting with patterns, color and texture. These large discs are suspended above a variety of other equally detailed canvases and painted objects.

LoVullo explains, “With my art I try to express positivity. I want to create a world of vibrant colors and fantasy. When I paint within a circle the viewer can not find a beginning or an end. There is only a continuous image reminding us that everything in life is connected. I fill the paintings with intricate details in order to remind us that life is full of many little moments. Unless you take the time to look closely at these details, these moments, they may go unnoticed. I paint every day, striving to share my vision of a world full of love, passion, whimsy, depth, beauty,
honesty, and laughter.”

Jeannie LoVullo was born and raised in Ghent, NY. She began drawing portraits at an early age and soon moved onto experimenting with pastels and charcoal. After highschool she took a course at Columbia Greene Community College in the hopes of learning new artistic techniques. Instead, she helped the other members of the class improve their skills. More self-guided education followed as she began taking jobs painting signs and wall murals for local businesses. This experience sparked the interest in her preferred medium: acrylics. The rich colors and fast
drying time invited her to paint daily.

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Now, LoVullo spends most of her time striving to express positivity in her paintings with whimsy and vibrant colors. Her paintings are usually not planned out in advance. Instead, she prefers to let the creativity flow freely. She works daily in her home studio with the support of her husband Jason, son Alex, and dogs, Mocha, Little Moo, and Daisy.

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, in Hudson, NY. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. 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. 

DATES/TIMES: March 31 – May 3, 2021 / visible 24/7

LOCATION: 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534

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Window On Hudson Presents Lisa LaMonica, ‘Botanicals in Winter’


Window On Hudson
presents Lisa LaMonica, Botanicals in Water, on display now through March 29, 2021. Lisa LaMonica’s watercolors are a study of plants she discovered growing in an abandoned garden in 2015. She spent the spring and summer months cataloguing much of the flora, wanting to have a record of what someone else had created and then left behind. In the storefront windows of Window On Hudson she will be exhibiting over 2 dozen of these delicate works, giving us a reminder of the colorful life that is right around the corner. 

LaMonica is a painter, author and illustrator living in upstate, NY. She is an artist of many mediums, choosing to use acrylics, oils, pastels, monoprints and mosaics in addition to watercolors, depending on the project. An accomplished author as well, she has written and illustrated a number of books, including “Haunted Catskills” for the PBS based The Haunted America series, “Hudson” and “Kinderhook” for the Images of America series, and “You and Me as Big as the Sea” for young readers. Additionally, she has written for Chronogram Magazine and Hudson Valley Parent Magazine. 

She was nominated for Artist of the Year by the Columbia County Council on the Arts in 2002 as well as receiving several other accolades and grants. When not painting in her own studio she can be found teaching at the Hudson Youth Department and Hudson Senior Center. 

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, in Hudson, NY. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. 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. 

DATES/TIMES: March 3 – 29, 2021 / visible 24/7

LOCATION: 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534

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Window On Hudson Presents Kate Corroon Skakel’s  ‘Negative/Positive’, a Series of Cyanotypes

Window On Hudson presents its second exhibition of 2021 – Kate Corroon Skakel’s  ‘Negative/Positive’, a series of cyanotypes, on view from January 28th – March 1st, 2021. Skakel will be showing several new works in both the windows and indoor gallery space. And, for the first time at Window On Hudson, she will create a new piece on site. This process, or performance, will take place Saturday, February 13th, 2021, at 11am, weather permitting.

Skakel, a multimedia artist, has spent much of the past year in solitary situations, turning inward, contemplating her life and our current way of being. She explains, “I have been creating these cyanotypes throughout quarantine. I position my body onto pieces of fabric and expose myself in the sun for twenty minutes, creating ghostly shadows of my own personage. Although cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic processes, I have intentionally added modern elements to these, my phone and my headphone cord are prominent features. Each position can be viewed as either a yoga pose, or a body in duress. This is intentional, as both have been a prominent part of my time in quarantine. The title of the show, “Negative/Positive,” also references this- am I “happy” (positive)? Or am I “sad” (negative)? I am alluding to the huge dichotomies we have grown used to since quarantine started: no socializing, but constant digital
communication; nothing but time on our hands, but acute and constant stress. It is also a reference to photographic and printmaking processes- the positive is produced by the negative. My feelings, as well as my body, are not entirely understood in these works; I could be your neighbor, your friend, your family member. My body becomes a stand in for all of us in lockdown. After all, we are all alone, together.”

Skakel has exhibited her work up and down the eastern seaboard, as well as in France and Chicago. She is a trained metal worker, fabricator, photographer and printmaker, but is currently fascinated by fiber art. Kate grew up in New England, and has lived in Vermont, Rhode Island, Louisiana and New York. She has participated in the NYC Crit Club, Trestle Gallery’s Critical Feedback Program, Open Wabi Artist Residency, and Studio Faire Artist Residency.

Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, in Hudson, NY. 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

DATES/TIMES: January 28 – March 1st, 2021 / visible 24/7

LOCATION: 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534

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