ALBANY CENTER GALLERY PRESENTS THE WORK OF TWO AWARD-WINNING LOCAL ARTISTS AT ITS ANNUAL MOHAWK HUDSON REGIONAL INVITATIONAL
From February 12 to March 16, Albany Center Gallery presents the 2013 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, featuring the work of acclaimed local artists Chris DeMarco and Sarah Haze.
Each year, Albany Center Gallery highlights select artists from the previous year’s Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibit, a rotating juried exhibition that remains one of the area’s most prestigious and popular shows. This year, ACG Executive Director Tony Iadicicco selected two accomplished and thought-provoking local artists – Chris DeMarco and Sarah Haze – from a highly-praised show at the University at Albany’s University Art Museum that featured 63 works by 30 local and regional artists. Albany Center Gallery is thrilled to provide these two artists with an opportunity to showcase their work in greater depth.
Photographer Chris DeMarco received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA from Pratt Institute. She has served as an adjunct professor for College of Saint Rose, Saint Anne Institute, and Russell Sage College. DeMarco’s imagery usually consists of landscapes and architecture, as she aims to show how both evolve over time, disintegrating and morphing due to both manmade and natural factors. She will often return to the same locations year by year to document the decay of abandoned locations, such as motels, restaurants, or military sites. The unique forms and colors in these crumbling areas cause them to serve as found sculptures or earthworks.
Sarah Haze works in a variety of media and will be displaying photography and sculpture at this year’s invitational. She received her BFA from SUNY Potsdam and is currently working towards a BS in Biology at SUNY Albany, reflecting her fascination with the links between art and science. In Haze’s recent photography series Microscapes and Composites, she photographed natural objects viewed through a microscope. Similar to DeMarco’s dilapidated buildings, these objects have interesting formal qualities, and in addition evoke curiosity in the viewer about the story or science behind them.
An opening reception will be held on March 1 (1st Friday) from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.