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New York

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Exhibition Detail
1701 Main Street PO Box 209
Peekskill, NY 10566

September 13th, 2008 - July 26th, 2009
September 14th, 2008 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
64 Square Aluminum, Carl AndreCarl Andre, 64 Square Aluminum,
1969, Aluminum, 3/8 x 64 x 64"
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Stratified Landscape, Ashley BickertonAshley Bickerton, Stratified Landscape,
1990, Seaweed, coral, steel…, 102 x 51 31.5"
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
The Runaway, Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois, The Runaway,
1998, Glass, steel, mirrors and pink marble, 84 x 79 x 54"
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Cowboy Missing Teeth…, Cady NolandCady Noland, Cowboy Missing Teeth…,
1990, Aluminum, scarf, lariet, 59 x 59.5"
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Birthdayparty Edition, Nathalie DjurbergNathalie Djurberg, Birthdayparty Edition,
2005, Video, 06.35 min
© Courtesy of private collection (New York City)
Prometheus\' Garden, Bruce BickfordBruce Bickford, Prometheus' Garden,
1987, Video, 28 minutes
© Courtesy of Sloan Fine Art
Mother, Kiki SmithKiki Smith, Mother,
1991, Papiermache, collage, Lifesize
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Rice House, Wolfgang LaibWolfgang Laib, Rice House,
2007, Indian granite, rice.., 7.5 x 8.7 x 46.5
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Untitled, Franz WestFranz West, Untitled,
2007, Papiermache, paint, 63.9 x 33.5 x 26.4"
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Seated Bowl, Magdalena AbakanowiczMagdalena Abakanowicz, Seated Bowl,
1987, Birch twigs, wire, wood.., 116 x 45 x 45"
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Sphinges, Carl AndreCarl Andre, Sphinges,
1985, Wood (white pine), 36 x 132 x 132"
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Animal, Berlinde De BruyckereBerlinde De Bruyckere, Animal,
2004, Blankets, yellow table.., 61 x 55 x 32"
© Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Ash Army No. (?), Zhang HuanZhang Huan, Ash Army No. (?),
2008, Ash, steel and wood, 25 x 15 7/8 x 16"
© Courtesy of PaceWildenstein Gallery
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Origins, presents major works by 30 artists from 14 countries using natural materials: clay, ash, fiber, wood and soil, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Carl Andre, Louise Bourgeois, Anselm Kiefer, Zhang Huan, Richard Long, Kiki Smith, Mierle Ukeles and Franz West.  Origins will occupy the 10,000 square-foot main gallery space at the HVCCA with several artists producing projects specifically for the exhibition. 

The artists in Origins approach the use of primal materials such as clay, fiber, wood, aluminum, stone, and soil, as mediums that have arrived in the present day with a tremendous amount of tradition attached to them.  Handcrafted qualities and personal sensibilities are emphasized as well as work that addresses the value and beauty of our diverse ecology and its fragility.  There is a reverential simplicity to the use of some materials as with artists such as Andre, Bourgeois, Heizer, Long, Laib, and Schneider, where there is little or no embellishment of stone, wood etc. There is also a focus on the human figure as a locus of expressive possibilities: Bhabha, Landau, Mendieta, Silver, Smith and others.  Whether metaphorically presented or disfigured, shrouded, or animated, the body is offered as a spiritual totem, a monument to corporeal identity. 

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