LightField’s Third Exhibit of Visual Art

PHOTO + SYNTHESIS shines a light on the Hudson River Valley, landscape art, and climate change

Curated by Anna Van Lenten
October 12 – December 21, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 5-7pm

Celebrating its third year at Hudson Hall, the 2019 LightField Arts exhibition of visual art focuses on the Hudson River Valley and climate change. The exhibition includes new commissions and existing landscape photography, mid-19th century Hudson River Art painting, and data visualizations about tree ring science. The exhibition aims to treat landscape not as wall decoration but as an event brimming with imaginative responses to the tensions of our time.
PHOTO + SYNTHESIS opens on October 12 with an opening reception with the artists, including the young women of LightField’s free, three-day Young Photographers Workshop. Guests are invited to take in the work while enjoying Hudson Valley Farmhouse cider, produced at their Stone Ridge orchard. The exhibition festival runs through December 21 in Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House’s first floor spaces.

Artists include Tim Davis, Christopher Griffith, Tanya Marcuse, Laura Plageman, Sarah Bird, Genevieve Hoffman and Daniel McCabe with more to be announced, and work from LightField’s Annual Young Photographers Workshop. See for more information.

Hudson Hall programs are supported, in part, by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Photo by © Detail from Laura Plageman. Hemlock, Mohonk Preserve, NY. 2019