The Hudson Valley is a place that has seen tremendous change as it transitions from an industrial to post-industrial economy. My work is about the people and places that are somewhere in between. I grew up in Peekskill N.Y., just north of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, which is now set to close in 2021. Many people dont know that this property was once the site of an amusement park. In my painting Indian Summer, I attempt to capture the debate about its closure, combining fear with hope, while breaking the boundaries between the past, present and future.
This is a small detail of the new large painting I made for Undercurrents, called Indian Summer. I hope you can make it to the opening, or see it before it closes on July 30th.
Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor / Hudson Valley Artists 2017
June 10 July 30, 2017 Opening: June 10th, from 5-7 pm
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at New Paltz