The natural landscape of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains inspired English-born artist Thomas Cole to adopt the region around Athens as his home. As settlement encroached into the idyllic landscape, Cole's artistic vision became a protest against its exploitation. Inspired by the primal power of nature, contemporary artists infuse their observations of the Hudson Valley with the same urgency in this group exhibition.
BECKY HART, curator
LYNDA SHENKMAN, curatorial assistant
LORI VEGA, exhibition assistant