Ken Young’s Warren Street Paintings at Valley Variety

'Girl in a Gray Fedora,' Ken Young

‘Girl in a Gray Fedora,’ Ken Young

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Warren Street, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ken Young that captureS life along the main commercial corridor of Hudson, goes on display at Valley Variety on Saturday, December 13, 2014, and remain on view through February 1, 2015.

Young’s work as a landscape and portrait painter is grounded in realism. Young states, “I see beauty everywhere. Even in what some might consider commonplace and ordinary. Oftentimes it is fleeting and momentary. I find great pleasure in capturing and preserving it with brushes and paint so that I can enjoy it later and draw attention to it for others to know that amidst the suffering and uncertainty there is goodness, peace and harmony. It serves as a reminder that these virtues will triumph in the end.”

For the second year in a row, Young has collaborated with Sketch Art Supplies to produce a calendar of his Warren Street scenes. The bulk of the work in this exhibition is featured in the two calendars. The 2015 calendar will be available for purchase at Sketch, 701 Warren Street.

Young was born in Charleston, S.C., and raised in Hudson. He is a member of the Columbia County Council on the Arts. His work has been featured in national and regional publications and shown in many solo and group exhibitions.

'Seventh and Warren,' Ken Young

‘Seventh and Warren,’ Ken Young

Valley Variety displays rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists in its expansive and airy space. The Warren Street storefront also offers a thoughtful selection of products for everyday living, along with its own line of furniture, V2 Home Collection. In addition, the space is outfitted with a chef’s kitchen and hosts product demos, cooking classes and special events, such as this Saturday’s “Celebration of Knishes” (December 13) with Laura Silver from 5:30 to 8pm.

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