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Up Close and The World's Smallest Museum of Controversial Art at BAU 

Beacon Artist Union (BAU) hosts two art exhibitions from August 8 to September 8, "Up Close" and "The World's Smallest Museum of Controversial Art."

"Up Close" is a group show with Faith Adams, Erica Leigh Caginalp, Ivan Sanford, and Naomi Teppich. Faith Adams is a local ceramics artist whose work features opposing or interdependent forces like organic and inorganic, nature versus man, and feminine and masculine. Erica Leigh Caginalip is a professional artist who makes functional bowls and pottery using different ceramic techniques. Ivan Stanford currently employs the grid pattern in his heavily worked surfaces of oil pigment sticks on panel. Naomi Teppich creates carved ceramic wall sculptures and three-dimensional pieces that are inspired by primordial sea creatures and their fossilized forms and textures.

click to enlarge Faith Adams, Fly.
  • Faith Adams, Fly.

click to enlarge Erica Leigh Caginalp, Vase.
  • Erica Leigh Caginalp, Vase.

click to enlarge Avoiding Chaos, 36x36, Oil Stick on Panel, Ivan L. Sanford
  • Avoiding Chaos, Ivan L. Sanford, 36" x 36", Oil Stick on Panel

click to enlarge Morphon 2, Tiger's Eye Alabaster on Cement Base, 2007, Erica Leigh Caginalp
  • Morphon 2, Erica Leigh Caginalp, Tiger's Eye Alabaster on Cement Base, 2007

Local mutlimedia artists Molly Rausch, Norm Magnusson, and David Goldin transform the Beacon Room into "The Worlds Smallest Museum of Controversial Art"—a traveling exhibition from KMOCA in Kingston. The Beacon Room is a 10' x 10’ project space in BAU Gallery that exists to strengthen the link between visual artists in the Hudson Valley and the community of Beacon.

click to enlarge Dread-Scott by David Goldin
  • Dread-Scott by David Goldin

click to enlarge ExLax-Jesus by David Goldin
  • ExLax-Jesus by David Goldin

click to enlarge WeiWei by David Goldin
  • WeiWei by David Goldin

click to enlarge Merde by Norm Magnusson
  • Merde by Norm Magnusson

click to enlarge Piss-Buddha by Norm Magnusson
  • Piss-Buddha by Norm Magnusson

click to enlarge Censorship-Drops by Molly Rausch
  • Censorship-Drops by Molly Rausch

click to enlarge Beef Soup by Molly Rausch
  • Beef Soup by Molly Rausch

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