George Hildrew Paintings and Cathryn Griffin Photos Go on View at Curatorium

'Batboy Takes Off', George Hildrew

‘Batboy Takes Off’, George Hildrew

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works by painter George Hildrew and photographer Cathryn Griffin will go on display at the Curatorium on Saturday, March 21, 2015, and remain on view through May 7, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 3 to 5pm. 

Veiled Actions, featuring works by Brooklyn painter George Hildrew, will occupy the second storey pop-up space at the Curatorium, while the installation Everyday Places (on the move), from North Carolina-based photographer Cathryn Griffin, will occupy the first floor space.

George Hildrew has maintained a studio in Brooklyn since the 1970s. Brooklyn gallerist and guest curator Phyllis Stigliano selected and choreographed more than 50 works for this installation. She says that we should we pay attention not only to Hildrew’s quirky abstraction to figuration to storytelling but also to his “triumphant” color.

The critic Lawrence Alloway says of Hildrew’s work: “His precise actions are veiled or blocked… and his purposeful denial of clarity gives us a sense of being the sudden witness of enigmatic events.” And Collins and Milazzo, writing in Tema Celeste, sniff out what they think may be a notion of contemporary folk art residing in Hildrew’s work.

Cathryn Griffin has been photographing in southern Appalachia for more than 30 years. Originally based in the Northeast (Mass College of Art and Yale), she has morphed from a gelatin silver process artist to one who works in color with digital processes. Her images are taken from a vehicle where Ms Griffin (as passenger) mounts her camera on a tripod and uses a sometimes open, sometimes shut (or half-shut) window to shoot through.

'Untitled', Cathryn Griffin

‘Untitled’, Cathryn Griffin

This installation has been choreographed from work completed within the past two years. The guest curator, Jon Jicha, who reviewed more than a thousand of Griffin’s images before settling on 30 for this installation, says, “Her highly refined narrative is subordinated to whimsical and understated abstraction.”

The Curatorium is located at 60 S Front Street directly across from the Amtrak Station. Hours: Thursday thru Sunday noon to 5. Phone: 212.537.6029.






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