11 Oct Benjamin Swett: Shin Creek Photographs
From October 11 through November 9, 2014, BCB ART will present Shin Creek photographs by BENJAMIN SWETT.
Throughout this group of photographs, Swett follows Shin Creek, a winding waterway that traverses the western Catskills of New York State. The changing landscape of the place is anchored by many extremely old hemlocks that have made places for themselves among the edges of the creek and have taken on fantastic forms in their stalwart efforts to survive. The stream passes through a gorge like a slit in the earth and opens out in a series of waterfalls. The artist describes how, down in the adjoining valley, someone has built a maze in the woods. “What the future holds for Shin Creek no one can say. It’s a bit like going into the maze; I think these photographs contain something of what I feel for this landscape as I know it now.”
A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, October 11, from 6 to 8 pm.
Also on view at BCB ART will be a group exhibition of gallery artists, including work by Justin Baker, Sasha Chermayeff, Rick Finkelstein, Brenda Gigerich, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Sandra Gottlieb, Lynn Itzkowitz, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Fred Scruton, and William Wegman.
BCB ART is located at 116 Warren Street in Hudson, New York.