Douglas Davis

Inter-Actions: Selected Works 1970-1980

April 15 - May 27, 2023


Curated by Margaret Nowack
Opening Receptions: Saturday April 15
4-6pm Gallery@CREATE
6-8pm Hudson Hall

The Work & Legacy of Douglas Davis
A Talk with David A. Ross (former director of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and ICA Boston, and now Chair of MFA: Art Practice at School of Visual Art in NYC)
Friday, April 21 at 6pm
Free; reservations here

For nearly a decade, the work and archive of pioneering video artist Douglas Davis (1933-2014) languished in an abandoned house near Woodstock, New York, after it was moved from his SoHo apartment upon his death. Davis’s live satellite performances were seminal exercises in the use of interactive technology as a medium for art and communications. For the first time in nearly 30 years, a selection of his video performances, publicity posters, prints and photographs will be shown in a joint exhibition at CREATE Council on the Arts (Catskill) and Hudson Hall (Hudson) to celebrate Davis’s nearly lost work.

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.