Hyperallergic— 10 Exhibitions to See in Upstate New York This July

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Michael Meehan, Cooper’s Beach, 2021, oil on linen mounted on panel, 32 x 40 inches

by Taliesin Thomas

Water Works

The title Water Works aptly captures the summerly essence of this four-person show at Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson. Homages to water as a divine resource in the form of beach life and coastlines flow into our collective soul. Diana Horowitz’s soft-toned “Corn Hill, High Tide” (2023) is a precise location as indicated by the artist, yet this seaside vision recalls lovely locales all around the world. The computer-generated video “Floating (dusk)” (2021–24) by Adam Hurwitz ships us, floating on our backs, out to sea: A pair of bobbing feet float serenely through day, dusk, and night. While all the aforementioned artworks include sumptuous color, it is Eric Wolf’s nostalgic ink-on-paper work “Philips Preserve 5” (2023) that grounds us in a black, white, and gray-toned vision of a land against water on a somber day, a perfect balance.

Pamela Salisbury Gallery (pamelasalisburygallery.com)
362 1/2 Warren Street, Hudson, New York
Through July 21

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Michael Meehan, Cooper’s Beach, 2021, oil on linen mounted on panel, 32 x 40 inches