Free; Timed entry required for opening weekend (Sat/Sun, September 4-5), reservations recommended (20 people/hr maximum)
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 4, 4-7pm (reservations recommended)
Curated by Lucio Pozzi
Julie Evans, John Lippert, Lucio Pozzi, and Lorenza Sannai are four artists who happen to live and work a few doors from one another on the corner of Partition and 3rd Street in Hudson. This exhibition of paintings reveals both the common and divergent characteristics of these artists who share a locality but arrive at distinct and individual destinations.
“We work next door from one another and yet it took years before we actually got to know the art we make. After a while I realized that there is an uncalculated, indefinable invisible thread that weaves its way between our studios,” says Lucio Pozzi. “While everyone’s work displays traceable influences, the art is not dependent on them. Instead of fettering our work to pre-declared themes, we let our thoughts and emotions seep into our art by osmosis. By the same token we strive to empower the viewers to create their perceptions on their own terms.”
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Julie Evans is a native New Yorker who has been living and working in Hudson since 2011. For the past 25 years, she has been exhibiting her paintings and drawings extensively in the US and abroad. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, ARTFORUM, Art In America, The New Yorker, Flash Art, TimeOutNY, New York Magazine, and many other publications. Evans’s solo and group exhibitions include those at Julie Saul Gallery, Lesley Heller Workspace, The Brattleboro Museum of Art, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Wave Hill, John Davis Gallery, Danese/Corey, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Geoffrey Young Gallery, McKenzie Fine Art and many others. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to India, as well as residency fellowships to MacDowell, Yaddo, Ucross, Millay, and Tamarind Institute. Evans’ work is included in over 300 international public and private collections.
John Lippert attended the Cooper Union and received his BFA in 1989. He attended Skowhegan that summer and then immediately started his 20+ year career as a fine arts and architectural paintings conservator. He is a partner in Foreground Conservation and Decorative Arts, which specializes in the restoration of historic decorated rooms. He has continued to make paintings throughout his career and the concerns of his artwork reflect the diverse range of artworks in the conservations lab or on jobsites.
Lucio Pozzi was born in Milan, Italy. After living a few years in Rome where he studied architecture, Pozzi came to the United States in 1962, as a guest of the Harvard International Summer Seminar. He then settled in New York and became a US citizen. He now shares his time between Hudson and Valeggio, Italy.
Pozzi, a “secretly subversive artist,” is a pioneer in concurrently working across different media and approaches. He has continued setting up the Provocation Shows, in which diverse works made during a same period of time are exhibited together, in public museums and private galleries, such as a three-gallery show in New York (Leo Castelli, John Weber, Susan Caldwell) in 1984, followed by exhibitions at University of Massachusetts, in Bielefeld, Karlsruhe, and at Studio Carlo Grossetti (Milan). His art has been presented at Documenta 6 (1977) and at the Venice Biennale (U.S. Pavilion) in 1980. It is represented in many collections of international museums and private institutions. He occasionally writes and has taught at the Cooper Union, Yale Graduate Sculpture Program, Princeton University, School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and other art schools in the US and Europe.
Lorenza Sannai was born in Sardinia, Italy and lives and works in Hudson, as well as in Verona, Italy. Sannai’s work is inspired by an ongoing investigation into light and the geometric form through painting. “Geometry,” says Sannai, “expresses the need to rationalize but at the same time allows us to transform any chosen scheme in the projection of our imaginary universe. Color and geometry are for me the two natural elements that allow me to enter into painting. I like to engage in an improvisation that is nourished by emotional, perceptual, intuitive factors.” Her art has been exhibited in Germany, France, Italy and the United States.