Kathy Greenwood, Glenmont, NY. Paper Dolls, 2016. Digital prints, colored pencil, acrylic on paper, cotton cloth, 104 x 90 in., installation in Mrs. Hyde’s bedroom, Hyde House. ©Kathy Greenwood
GLENS FALLS, NY — Get a closer look at the 80th annual Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region juried show at Hyde Night Out: Gallery Talks with MHR Artists on November 10. The evening starts with a tour of the expansive MHR-80 exhibition by Museum Educator Jenny Hutchinson. Then, five artists featured in the show will bring visitors to their works to discuss them.
Brece Honeycutt, Kathy Greenwood, Brian Cirmo, Russell Serrianne, and Jason Van Staveren will explain their artwork and talk about their inspiration, technique, and inclusion in the exhibition, the nation’s longest-running regional show. MHR was re-envisioned this year by Museum Director Erin Coe and Michael Oatman, a Troy-based artist who served as curator and juror. Based on the symbolism of a celebratory explosion, the show was themed around a firecracker, as MHR bursts in new directions. The exhibition is displayed in three of the Museum’s galleries, on its lawn, and — for the first time ever — has three installations in Hyde House. Greenwood’s Paper Dolls, an intervention in the historic home of Museum founder Charlotte Hyde, was among works honored at MHR’s opening reception Saturday, October 29.
MHR is a regional show in which artists living within 100 miles of the Capital Region are invited to submit works. This year, 274 artists applied; Oatman selected 126 works by 106 artists. Oatman is a well-known regional artist and professor at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. His works have been exhibited throughout the United States. He has lectured extensively, has been artist-in-residence at prestigious institutions, and has taught at Rhode Island School of Design (his alma mater), Harvard University, and University at Albany. Oatman serves on the boards of numerous arts organizations and has curated several exhibitions. His All Utopias Fell, a long-term interactive environment for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), was installed in 2010 and will remain on view until 2020. He is working on upcoming solo exhibitions and a project for the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University’s List Art Center.
Hyde Night Out: Gallery Talks with MHR Artists is free with Museum admission.
Also at The Hyde
The Hyde Collection offers Transforming The Hyde: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift in its Hoopes Gallery. The exhibition features a selection of Modern art from the gift of Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt. The gift represents a remarkable group of paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, and sculpture by many of the world’s leading modern artists, including Josef Albers, Sol LeWitt, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Bridget Riley, and David Smith, among others.
What is The Hyde?
The Hyde Collection is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art, and Modern and Contemporary art. Its permanent collection of nearly 4,000 works spans centuries and consists of paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts. The core collection, acquired by Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, includes works by such artists as Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and American artists Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. The Museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary art features works by artists including Josef Albers, Dorothy Dehner, Sam Gilliam, Adolph Gottlieb, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, George McNeil, Robert Motherwell, Ben Nicholson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bridget Riley. The Hyde Collection presents changing exhibitions in its three galleries, as well as lectures, cultural events, family activities, and school programming in its modern museum complex and historic house at 161 Warren St., Glens Falls.
For more information, please visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.