An Artists Studio Event at six walkable sites
in the Village of Warwick, NY
Saturday, July 14, 2018 10 to 4
Matter is Spirit
moving slowly enough to be seen.
- French Jesuit mystic Teilhard de Chardin
To the illumined man or woman,
a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.
- Bhagavad Gita
For generations, this rural area has compelled landscape art. (Indeed, a Jasper Cropsey homestead is conveniently located near a local supermarket.)
If there could be such a thing as the tyranny of hillsides, orchards and sunsets, Orange County is its abode. Quietly, there have been the Others, appreciative, even intoxicated, by the rural landscape, yet not driven to celebrate its immortality in traditional ways.
Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) was one such artist. A refugee from Nazi Europe, Seligmann had a studio in Sugar Loaf, NY and a residence in New York City. To his farm house, on White Oak Road, came friends from the Surrealist and Dada movements. Marcel Duchamp shot 5 bullets into a barn wall there.
Seligmann and other Surrealists, were enthusiastic perpetrators of Spirit into Matter, finding ways into the Creative Unconscious.
On July 14, 2018, as part of The Warwick Summer Arts Festival's, Wonder-Wander-Warwick, five errant Hudson Valley artists are convening for just a day at Dan Mack's Studio:
David Horton, Timothy Hull, Daniel Mack, Elisa Pritzker, Riva Weinstein
for Spirit into Matter ... an exploration of landscape, the Interior Landscape.
We are bringing examples of our recent work and looking forward to what collaborative opportunities arise to work/play together and work/play with Visitors. ARTIST DETAILS
There are five other Artists Hubs withing easy walking distance!