The Material, The Thing: Dorsky Museum

June 22 – November 6, 2022
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery

The artists included in Hudson Valley Artists 2022: The Material, The Thing share an interest in experimentation and innovation. Their work is made from motorcycle parts, tennis balls, sail fabric, aluminum foil, bottle caps, building supplies, text cut from books, and numerous other found objects and household items as well as more traditional materials. The exhibition encourages viewers to look closely, to question what things are made of and how they were made, and to think about how the materials around us relate to contemporary culture.

The Material, The Thing, the 15th annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, considers how artists understand and reimagine the material culture in which we live. Featuring twenty-six artists who live and work in the Hudson Valley, the exhibition includes work that investigates materials and their physical and cultural properties. Through a wide range of artistic practices, the artists consider the inherent beauty of physical materials and create work that questions or champions the things produced by our culture.


Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery

State University of New York at New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561