Sunday, April 22, 2018
RESIDENT ALIEN - group show with Maryna Bilak
On view: April 28 - June 9, 2018
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY
The reception is free and open to the public.
With all the talk of immigration in the news lately, Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) has chosen to highlight some of the many foreign-born artists who moved to the Hudson Valley. Artists were asked to submit work that speaks to their original homeland, the journey to their new homeland, thoughts about living in the US, the current immigration conversation, or simply expresses something about themselves. The fourteen selected artists present a collection of works ranging from painting, sculpture, prints, poetry, and installation that collectively provide fascinating insight into how artists integrate their past with their present.
Among two installations in Resident Alien Maryna Bilak, originally from Ukraine, presents her ongoing work “Time to Gather Stones” which she started in 2012, when she moved to the U.S.A. The stone-like objects are actually layers of found objects covered by Papier–mâché and hand painted with acrylic. Maryna says, “They represent time capsules of me living in America,” and the colorful patterns stand for memories about her family in Ukraine. She currently lives and works in Hudson, NY with her husband Maurice Haughton.