MARC SWANSON: SORROW IN SUNLIGHT | CO-PRESENTED BY BASILICA HUDSON & JEFF BAILEY GALLERY | AUGUST 6 – SEPTEMBER 5
Exhibition Hours | Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 6 and by appointment | Location: 10 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Opening Reception | Saturday, August 6, 4 – 7PM | Readings by Jack Ferver and Chris Freeman Saturday, August 20 at 4PM
Basilica Hudson and Jeff Bailey Gallery are pleased to co-present, Sorrow in Sunlight, a solo exhibition by Marc Swanson. In this new body of work, Swanson examines the experience and emotions of moving from New York City to the Upper Hudson Valley through installation, sculpture, abstraction and metaphor. The work explores a series of dualities including the Eternal and the Immediate; Nature and Culture; the Urban and the Rural; Strength and Fragility; the Past and the Present. Swanson has created a poetic response to this personal journey with a large sculptural installation that gratefully acknowledges the Hudson River School and Rural Cemeteries.
Marc Swanson is a contemporary American artist whose work brings together formal preoccupations and references to personal history and identity conflict. He works in a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, video, photography,and complex installations. As art critic David Velasco notes, “Swanson is an auto mythologist, one who excels in crafting sparkling, enigmatic totems from the messiness of his own history; there kitsch and confession dovetail to reveal, not obscure, visceral thirsts.” Marc Swanson’s work has shown nationally and internationally at institutions such as The Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), PS 1/MoMA (NYC), The New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), The Museum of Art and Design (NYC), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Kemper Museum of Contemporary (Kansas City) St. Louis Museum of Art (St. Louis), Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston (Houston), Saatchi Gallery (London), and Tensta Konstall (Stockholm).
Saturday, August 20th at 4PM: Please join us for readings by by Jack Ferver and Chris Freeman
Basilica Hudson is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts center in Hudson, NY, supporting the creation, production and presentation of arts and culture while fostering sustainable community. Founded in 2010 by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone, Basilica Hudson makes its home in a spectacular solar-powered reclaimed 1880s industrial factory on the waterfront of the historic City of Hudson. Weekend destination events comprise the core of Basilica Hudson’s music, performance, film, food and literary programming, alongside regular film screenings series, art exhibitions, and other community gatherings. The artistic program has taken shape thanks to many partners, collaborators, visiting artists, friends, adventurous audiences and community members.