Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Self-Portrait After, 2010. Archival pigment print, 28x22"
The Tremaine Art Gallery is pleased to present Housed / Altered, an exhibit featuring photographs by past participants in the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s artist-in-residence program (Woodstock AIR). Woodstock AIR was created in 1999 to support photography-based artists of color, and to expand the dialogue around diversity, race, and identity in the context of social justice. CPW is located in the nearby Hudson Valley region of New York, on the edge of the Catskill Mountain park.
Open March 31 - April 30 to the on-campus community only, Housed / Altered showcases photographs that emphasize the experimental nature of the creative process, as well as photographs created by residents at CPW’s artist house, purchased in 2017.
Participating artists include Nydia Blas, Dannielle Bowman, Jillian Marie Browning, Jeremy Dennis, Eyakem Gulilat, Antonia Kuo, Alma Leiva, Pixy Liao, Rachel Liu, Will Matsuda, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sheida Soleimani, Leonard Suryajaya, Motohiro Takeda, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Claire Warden, and Suné Woods. To find out more about individual artists, please visit CPW’s Woodstock AIR past participants page.
CPW rented its artist house from 2010-2012, prior to purchasing it in 2017. The beautiful light in the studio is hard to resist for photographers. Again and again artists have taken beautiful photographs there, stunning examples of the powerful work created by often underrepresented artists. As of 2019, when Housed was presented at CPW, 128 artists had participated in the Woodstock AIR program. “What takes place during an artist workspace residency is sacred,” former CPW Executive Director Ariel Shanberg wrote in 2014.
Woodstock AIR artists spend their time in Woodstock producing new work, experimenting with their processes, or editing existing work. Experimentation during their residencies, be it in process, materials, scale or concept, is highly encouraged. Originally presented at CPW in 2019, Altered was curated by Jan Nagle.
SPECIAL NOTE: thanks to the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, the Thompson Family Foundation, Howard and Ellen Greenberg, Dennis Gatto and his children Greg & Katha, and over 100 individual donors, the purchase of the artist house was possible. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joy of Giving Something Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts continue to support CPW’s Woodstock AIR program.