Over 900 submissions from 324 artists came in for this year’s Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition, and 24 have been chosen. Check out what this juried exhibition is all about, and see some gorgeous artwork from our regional creative types.
Above, all Amy Talluto pieces – Left: Spill Vase (Magenta Multihead), 2022, polymer clay and oil paint, 11 x 7 x 4 | Middle: Twin Arch, 2022, polymer clay and oil paint, 9.25 x 7 x 4 (Material Award Winner) | Right: Spill Vase (Yellow Form), 2022, polymer clay and oil paint, 10.5 x 7 x 4
The Split and Becloud exhibition is hosted and curated by the Hyde Collection, but jointly organized with the Albany Institute of History & Art and the University Art Museum at UAlbany. The exhibition was open to any visual artist residing within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region and Glens Falls.
“The artists in Split and Becloud approach form, materiality, and subject matter from wildly different perspectives and temperaments, using wildly different techniques,” curator Sophie Landres said in a statement. “And yet, a unified collection of art emerges, demonstrating each artist’s unique ability to tap into the zeitgeist.”
Above Left: Susan Meyer, Blue Effect, 2021, wood, acrylic, paint, foam, plaster, ceramic, and paint, 66 1/2 x 60 1/2 x 7 1/2 (Juror Award Winner)
Above Right: Tanya Alvarez, Stepping Back, 2021, acrylic and colored pencil and panel, 12 x 12 x 1.75 in
The pieces range from paintings to prints to photography to sculpture, and they all encompass “images that are discontinuous or designed to overwhelm.” Landres believes this commonality is representative of the uncertain times we’ve recently been living in.
The awards comprise Purchase Awards, Juror Awards, and Material Awards, with cash prizes having been distributed to the winners. One of the winners was well-known Glens Falls area photographer Jim McLaughlin, who took home the Portfolio Photography Award.
Above: Daniel Subkoff, The Rainbow’s Remains, 2011 – 2022, mixed media, dimensions variable (Purchase Award Winner)
The exhibition is up at the Hyde through December 31, along with Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts From the American Folk Art Museum and 17th-century inspired embroidery by local artist Jan Conners.