exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS

Byrdcliffe’s Exhibitions Program is comprised of seven or eight indoor exhibitions each year at the BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock. Additionally, one outdoor exhibition is mounted every other year at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Each exhibition is further enriched by at least one educational offering from the exhibiting artists and/or curators. All exhibitions, opening receptions and gallery talks are free and open to the public.

Exhibition programming at Byrdcliffe is dependent on private and corporate sponsors. Contributions at all levels are encouraged, with the following incentives:
$250 and above: You or your company will be named as a sponsor on all printed materials associated with the exhibition to which you have contributed, as well as on our website
$100-$249: You or your company will be named as a sponsor on our website
$20-$99: You or your company will receive an acknowledgement on the exhibition checklist.

2014 CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

BASH An Exhibition in Two Parts
This two-part group exhibition, produced in association with MAXART, will feature recent works by emerging and internationally recognized contemporary artists, including Laurie Anderson, Ulla von Brandenburg, Olaf Breuning, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkacova, Heather Cook, John Giorno, William Hunt, Nick Mauss, Josephine Meckseper, Dieter Meier, Marilyn Minter, Wangechi Mutu, David Noonan, Mai-Thu Perret, Ugo Rondinone, Josh Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Robert Wilson. Curated by Daniel Mason.

Exhibition Dates for BASH II: July 19 – September 1, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, July 19, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Curator Talk: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, a talk and tour of the exhibition by Daniel Mason
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Image on the left: John Giorno, Welcoming The Flowers – Bougainvillea, 2014. Courtesy of the artist
Image on the right: Ulla von Brandenburg, Detail from Krawatten, abgeschnitten (Cut-Up Ties), 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Art : Concept, Paris


ELEGANT SOLUTIONS
Laura Battle, Harold Granucci and Kysa Johnson all use science inspired forms to approach ineffable questions. Like mathematicians, they require their responses to be elegant, not just correct. The density, energy and build-up of their work may resemble the way our world and cultures coalesce from chaos to order. Curated by Ken Landauer with assistance from Katharine Umsted. Read more

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 19, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 6, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Note: Due to the Woodstock Film Festival, which will have screenings/panels in the gallery from October 14 – 19, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild will keep the exhibition hanging for the duration of the event, available for viewing only by Film Festival ticket holders
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Image on the top left: Harold Granucci, Untitled, pen and ink on paper
Image on the top right: Kysa Johnson, Blow-Up 201: Subatomic Decay Patterns (detail), ink on MDF
Image on the bottom: Laura Battle, At 6′s and 7′s, oil and mixed media on canvas


HENRIETTA MANTOOTH: JAILBIRDS, CARS, AND FLOWERS 
Solo exhibition of Henrietta Mantooth’s works. Curated by Nancy Azara and Matthew T. Leaycraft.

This show is about elements in our daily lives: cars – modern still lifes that move; the prison population in the US, flying off the charts; birds and flowers that remind us of fertility, rebirth, renewal, hope. When Henrietta becomes overwhelmed and confused by practical responsibilities, she plays a game or two of solitaire. Turning over the cards is a quiet meditation that speaks of possibilities always there. The discovery of the next word or drawing or stroke of paint emerges with the aces. Advice to herself: if you are not having fun, get up and take a walk. Fun lets her know she is on the right track – connected. Choose discovery over perfection every time.

Exhibition Dates: October 24 – November 23, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, October 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Henrietta Mantooth, Refugees & Roses

ANNUAL “5 by 7″ SHOW – HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
All work submitted is restricted to 5 inches by 7 inches in size and is exhibited anonymously, a playful way to give an equal voice to all and showcase the talent of our members side by side with that of the international art world community in our midst.

Exhibition Dates: December 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015, with the Preview Party on Friday, December 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm



2014 RECENT EXHIBITIONS

KATHARINE L. McKENNA, AMERICAN PAINTER
Katharine L. McKenna’s inspiration is rooted in early experiences with her paleontologist father, whose expeditions with the Museum of Natural History exposed her to the American West, a territory representing the concept of wide open spaces, dirt roads and the last frontier. Influenced in part by the Post-Impressionists, she experiments with abstract elements fused with the figurative, using heightened color and light to express the spirit of place and moment. McKenna’s aim, she writes, is “to create individual paintings with indelible imagery.” Organized by Heather Hutchison and Byron Bell.

Exhibition Dates: June 13 – August 3, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Friday, June 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Friday, June 13, 2014, 4:30 pm
Location: The Walls of White Pines (newly-inaugurated exhibition space at the historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony), 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY 
Exhibition Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

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K.L. McKenna // Left: Sagebrush Fence, HF Bar Ranch, WY (2013), 54″ x 48″, Oil on Linen; Right: Rock Creek, HF Bar Ranch, WY, 36″ x 32″, Oil on Linen

MIKE + DOUG STARN: BAMBU SHOTS
Big Bambú by Doug + Mike Starn is an ongoing installation that has seen incarnations on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum, at the Venice Biennale, and other venues. Bambú Shots surveys the photographic output that the Starns dedicate to each installation, concrete counterparts to the project’s identity as a visual analog for change, growth, and impermanence. The exhibition combines 11 large-scale photographs by the Starns and an installation of nearly 100 smaller images of the project at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It also includes video and several actual bamboo structures. Organized by Derin Tanyol. Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots has been made possible by the generosity of Five Partners Foundation.

Exhibition Dates: June 6 – July 13, 2014
Closing Party: Saturday, July 12, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, with the Starn Brothers and their crew of rock climbers
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Mike + Doug Starn, Big Bambú Installation at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

BASH An Exhibition in Two Parts
This two-part group exhibition, produced in association with MAXART, will feature recent works by emerging and internationally recognized contemporary artists, including Laurie Anderson, Ulla von Brandenburg, Olaf Breuning, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Heather Cook, John Giorno, William Hunt, Nick Mauss, Josephine Meckseper, Dieter Meier, Marilyn Minter, Wangechi Mutu, David Noonan, Mai-Thu Perret, Ugo Rondinone, Josh Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Robert Wilson. Curated by Daniel Mason.

Exhibition Dates for BASH I: April 26 – May 26, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, April 26, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Curator Talk: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, a talk and tour of the exhibition by Daniel Mason
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Image on the left: Marilyn Minter, Green Pink Caviar, 2009 © Marilyn Minter. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York
Image on the right: Dieter Meier, Claire Saymour-Wang “What else could I expect?” from the Accidental Birth series © Dieter Meier. Courtesy of the artist, Zürich


BYRDCLIFFE ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW – RUCKUS
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s annual eclectic exhibition, showcasing the inspiring work of our artist members, in all media and methods. Curated by the Byrdcliffe Exhibition Committee.

Read about RUCKUS published online on March 14 in Roll Magazine.

Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 13, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 
Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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GIMME SHELTER
An outdoor sculpture exhibit at Byrdcliffe. Shelter is our most basic need; without it we can perish long before dehydration begins. There is almost no material that humans cannot use to make a structure in which to hide, keep warm overnight, or live for years. This show will present local and regional artists that have constructed site-specific sculptures and structures on the terraces around White Pines at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. The works address shelter and habitation through form, function, material and method. From the finished and refined to the rustic and haphazard, Gimme Shelter hosts a compelling investigation of the nature of spaces intended for occupation. Curated by Peter Barrett.

The artists in the exhibition are: Marisa DiPaola, Michael C. Johnson, Michelle Levante, Nathaniel Lieb, David d’Ostilio, Gilbane Peck, Brent Sturlaugson, Susan Togut.

Exhibition Dates: June 14, 2013 – April 13, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, June 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Artists Talk: Saturday, September 21, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: White Pines, Byrdcliffe Art Colony, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY

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From left to right: Nathaniel Lieb, Unmitigated Gall, 2013 (Ultra-lath, wire, trees); Brent Sturlaugson, Cavate, 2013 (Soil).

BOLTON BROWN: STRENGTH AND SOLITUDE
A retrospective examining the lithographs and paintings of one of Byrdcliffe’s founders, Bolton Coit Brown, renowned for his expertise in lithography and as a mountaineer. Featuring one of Brown’s personal notebooks, exhibited to the public for the first time. Talks by Ronald Netsky, Professor of Art at Nazareth College, and Dr. Patricia Phagan, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. With a catalogue by exhibition curator Derin Tanyol. Read more

Read this detailed and eloquent article about Bolton Brown and the exhibit in the January 16 Woodstock Times.

Exhibition Dates: January 17 – March 2, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 18, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Gallery Talks: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 2:30 pm, talks with Ronald Netsky, Dr. Patricia Phagan and Derin Tanyol
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 
Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Bolton Brown, Two Peaks, 1924, lithograph on paper, 8.5 x 12 inches, collection of David B. Gubits and Mariella Bisson.

All 2014 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Our exhibitions program is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund administrated by ARTS MID-HUDSON.