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(November 9, 2020) —Hudson Guild is pleased to announce the opening of virtual exhibit Nine Situations: The Stability of the Inanimate by artists Jolie Stahl and Sherry Italiano. The exhibit goes live on the Google Arts & Culture virtual gallery on Monday, November 16, 2020.
Nine Situations is the eighth online art show by the Guild on Google’s Arts and Culture site. This virtual exhibit examines the fascinating relationship between two ceramic artists, Jolie Stahl and Sherry Italiano. Their pieces are paired with one another's in what are tagged "situations." It was originally meant to be installed in Hudson Guild Gallery on shelves that would then be dramatically lit with spotlights. Theatrics are intentional as is the influence of the mundane. The exhibit shifted to a virtual presentation due to the pandemic. In the face of total uncertainty, these two friends and ceramicists speak of the confluence of beauty and humor in nature. There is a hint of violence, but a little magic too.
Stahl is a painter, sculptor, printer, and photographer. She has worked as a journalist and anthropologist and is also known for her active philanthropy in social work, humanitarian issues, and the applied arts. This is Italiano’s first public exhibit.
The exhibit will be available on Hudson Guild’s Google Arts & Culture page (https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/nine-situations-the-stability-of-the-inanimate/OgJiU9EOm2r9LA) through January 1, 2021.
About Hudson Guild Galleries: Hudson Guild Gallery (opened in 1948) and Guild Gallery II (opened in 2001) offer several different ways for Hudson Guild program participants to explore the visual arts, especially those who might not otherwise have such opportunities. Exhibits are frequently organized around themes which educate the viewers about an eclectic range of styles and forms. Some exhibits bring together work
which explores cultural themes of special relevance to the people who participate regularly in other Guild programs.
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