If you have not seen the Susan Eley Fine Art exhibit: This Land, stop on it. The gallery itself is wide and open, with lots of natural light – perfect for viewing. Also, the gallery is large enough to make social distancing possible. And of course, masks are required for entry.
Some of the past artists at the gallery include local Hudson artist Kathy Osborn.
From the gallery’s press release:
The land embracing my home in Upstate NY has been an unimaginable comfort over the past ten months. It is constant, yet ever changing. The environment reflects the passage of time—hour by hour, day by day. I walk the same path every day, charging up the hill with my trusty canine companion, passing from private to state land and back home again. This three-mile loop beckons each day, regardless of whipping wind, icy roads, misty rain or blazing sunshine. What remains unfathomable to me—a city girl to the bone—is the respite and solace these walks consistently provide, a veritable gift to me. It seems too cliché to write, but I have been struck by the ever-changing movement of clouds and the myriad of sunshine colors and the gradients of light that weave their way through the backdrop of the majestic Catskill mountains.
A landscape exhibition was inevitable, given my 2020 mindset and the focus on my natural surroundings. SEFA Hudson’s location also influenced this curatorial direction, as the gallery is ensconced in the Hudson Valley, birthplace of the famed Hudson River.
School of the 19th century. While encompassing the Catskills, the Adirondacks and the White Mountains, the homes and studios of arguably the movement’s most legendary proponents—Frederic Edwin Church’s Olana and Thomas Cole’s House Cedar Grove—are within several miles of the gallery, flanking the Hudson River.
Rachel Burgess, Katherine Curci, Deborah Freedman, Rachelle Krieger
January 14 – February 28, 2021
433 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534