On Friday August 24th,Kingston’s first Night Market will kick off the evening with live music, food, wine, shopping and various art events, including the inaugural pop-up art show “Behind the Green Door” featuring the intuitive imagery of photographer, Art Institute of Chicago graduate and Marist College professor Dan McCormack.
McCormack has photographed the nude for over forty years, working in the studio, various indoor settings, and out in the landscape of upstateNew York. His latest technique uses the extreme wide angle distortions of a round oatmeal box pinhole camera and the digital colorizations of B&W negatives to create a series of visceral images that probe the unconscious, stepping away from the literal reality and choosing instead to seek expressionism. Through successive pulling of curves, B&W values are replaced with color in separate channels that ultimately create the dreamlike state in the finished piece. Industrial sites, homes, architecture, landscape or props are juxtaposed with the model in the camera. With its solarization-like tone reversals and silkscreen-like color layering, these images are a hybrid of “sixteenth-century optics juxtaposed with twenty-first century digital print technology.” The photographic show will be available for viewing, to mature audiences aged 18 or older.
Also on the same block, the Storefront Gallery in collaboration with The Center for ezerdian Studies, is serving as the way station for the remaining fifty displaced interstellar robots in search of new friends and places to call home. In an adjunct show, Erik Richards will present a group of local landscape photographs in a selection of archival digital prints ranging in size from 5×7″ to 20×20″. A few doors away, an outdoor crafts fair featuring local HudsonValley artisans will include original photography by Andy Milford, mosaics by Jenny Strohm, and notecards & tees by Karmabee.
And further up the same street at the Agustsson Gallery, sculptor Magnus Agustsson will be exhibiting his talent for fashion design and presentation of the feminine figure in his original ceramic art sculpture series “Fashion Street.”
Come meet the Artists!. Peek in Behind the Green Door. Shop Early & Local for the holidays!
The Night Market will run from 6 PM to 10PM, on Lower Broadway between Spring & West Union Streets. Rain Date August 31.
For more info, contact Nancy Donskoj at 845-338-8473