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.

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 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


MIKE + DOUG STARN: BAMBU SHOTS
Big Bambú by Mike + Doug 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. Curated by Derin Tanyol.

Exhibition Dates: June 6 – July 13, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, June 7, 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

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
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

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. Curated by Ken Landauer and Katharine Umsted.

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 19, 2014, with the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 6, 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

HENRIETTA MANTOOTH
Solo exhibition of Henrietta Mantooth’s works. Curated by Nancy Azara.

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

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

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.