The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz will open its annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, “Hudson Valley Artists 2023: Homespun” on Feb. 4, 2023. The exhibition will remain on view through April 2.
Breaking Repeated Patterns, 2023. Niki Lederer.
Umbrella canopy gores, nylon thread, nylon webbing, grommets
Artists in the Exhibition
Paolo Arao | Grace Bakst Wapner | Natalie Baxter |Samantha Bittman | Orly Cogan | Melissa Dadourian | Ana Maria Farina | Kathy Greenwood | Kat Howard | Laura Kaufman | Laleh Khorramian | Niki Lederer | Will McLeod | Rachel Mica Weiss | Courtney Puckett | Padma Rajendran | Hanna Washburn | Deborah Zlotsky | Ishraq Zraikat
Curated by Karlyn Benson, The Dorsky’s interim curator and exhibitions manager, the 16th Hudson Valley Artists exhibition features 19 local artists who were selected by invitation and will open in February, a new winter timeslot for this annual exhibition. The exhibition will return to its open-call, juried format in 2024.
“Homespun” is a group exhibition of artists working in the Hudson Valley who use fabric and fiber as their primary medium. It features a range of approaches to working with textiles, from contemporary quilts to sculpture and weaving.
“Homespun” explores the ways in which some artists use fabric in order to honor traditional crafts and “women’s work,” while others use sewing and needlework techniques learned from relatives to connect with their personal histories. Many artists in the exhibition utilize materials that have been recycled, donated, or repurposed to create new forms and structures.