The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz announces the purchase of three artworks for its permanent collection from The Stories We Tell, the museum’s current Hudson Valley Artists exhibition. The artworks—a photograph, digital print, and paint on paper—enrich the museum’s holdings in contemporary art from the region.
Richard Edelman (b. United States, 1951)
Rebekah Creshkoff in Search of Matilda, 2014
Archival inkjet print on rag paper, 40 x 27 in.
Deb Lucke (b. United States, 1957)
Barking Deer, 2013
Archival inkjet print, 11 x 17 in.
Nestor Madalengoitia (b. Peru, 1959)
Simon Bolivar—Hero 2, 2015
Acrylic on paper, 22 x 18 in.
The purchases have been made possible through the museum’s Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award program, supported by the Alice and Horace Chandler Art Acquisition Fund, and through the generosity of the participating artists.
The artworks by Edelman, Lucke and Madalengoitia are currently on display at The Dorsky Museum as part of the exhibition The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015, juried by Mary-Kay Lombino, the Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard Fisher curator of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. In this group exhibition, 26 artists explore the narrative form of contemporary art and examine how stories shape our experience and our understanding of the world.
The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015 is on view through Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.
The Dorsky Museum’s annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition is open to all emerging and mid-career artists living in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties who have not yet had a major one-person museum exhibition and who do not have an exclusive contract with a commercial gallery. Students are not eligible. There is no application fee.
Next year’s Hudson Valley Artists call will be available on the museum’s website in early February 2016. Artists who wish to receive notification of the artist’s call are encouraged to visit the museum’s home page at http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum to add their e-mail addresses to the museum’s e-mail list.
Previous Purchase Award winners include Holly Hughes, Stephen Niccolls, Patrick Kelley, Adie Russell, Gilbert Plantinga, Thomas Sarrantonio, Francois Deschamps, Curt Belshe and Lise Prown, Charles Geiger, Barbara Leon and Elisa Pritzker.
Funding for Dorsky Museum exhibitions and programs is provided by the Friends of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and the State University of New York at New Paltz.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Richard Edelman is a Saugerties, N.Y.-based photographer and printer. Edelman created the dominant set piece for the San Francisco Opera and the Lyric Opera House, Chicago, productions of Werther (collaboration with Gay Leonhardt). Recent solo exhibitions were at the Davis-Orton Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.; Galerie BMG, Woodstock, N.Y.; and The Pinscreen Studio, Palenville, N.Y. Edelman’s photographs are included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and other public collections.
Deb Lucke, based in Garrison, N.Y. is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books: Sneezenesia, published by Clarion Books; Never Say Boo! with Robin Pulver, published by Holiday House; The Boy Who Wouldn’t Swim, published by Clarion Books; The Book of Time Outs, published Simon and Schuster; and The Lunch Witch, a graphic novel published by Papercutz. She has a forthcoming show at Bard College library.
Nestor Madalengoitia, based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. is a well-known muralist and community activist. His current body of work consists of portraits of citizens of Poughkeepsie. His murals can be appreciated in public spaces in Poughkeepsie and other localities such as Washington, D.C.; Sussex, Canada; the Florida Keys; Lima, Peru; and Cajabamba, Peru.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located at SUNY New Paltz, is fast gaining wide recognition as the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday and today. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, the Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums within the SUNY system. The Dorsky was officially dedicated on Oct. 20, 2001. Since then it has presented over one hundred exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects and in-depth studies of Hudson Valley artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff and Carolee Schneemann, and international artists including Seydou Keita and Ushio Shinohara.
For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum or call (845) 257-3844.