On the Cover: Margeaux Walter

On the Cover: Margeaux Walter

An Ikea heart pillow attacks its owner with a knife. A body blends into a wall of Internet memes like a Redditing chameleon. A picnicking couple is smothered by a pile of corn. These are all scenes that you will find in Margeaux Walter's photographs or short films.

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Robert Irwin's "Excursus" at Dia

Robert Irwin's Excursus: Homage to the Square³ will be on view at Dia: Beacon until 2017

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Saugerties Artists Studio Tour from August 14-16

Artists will be holding demonstrations of their prowess, and collections will be on display, from August 14 to 16.

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Parting Shot: Susan Copich

Susan Copich's photographs pack a wry punch. She casts herself front and center throughout her "Domestic Bliss" photo series, alongside her daughters and husband, mocking and engaging viewers in scenes fraught with dark humor.

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Just Get on With the Climbing

With the installation of her pavilion Icarus Meet Apollo at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, Diann Bauer says she "espouses high ambitions for humans knowing full well that we will fall on our face pretty regularly."

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Phoenicia Art Studio Tour (July 17-19)

This weekend-long event spanning all dozen or so hamlets in the town of Shandaken will take place from July 17 to July 19.

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On the Cover: Carolita Johnson

Growing up in Queens, Carolita Johnson was oblivious to everything. Politics existed in the periphery, and drawing was a hobby best executed in Bic pen on computer paper. Now she's a cartoonist who regularly publishes in the New Yorker.

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Parting Shot: Richard Pantell

Patriots is the fourth addition to Richard Pantell's "Bather Series," the first having been painted in 1986. Pantell is adamant about basing his subjects on real people and realistic body types—making his work an antithesis to the idealized images of fashion magazines and the media.

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On the Cover: Mike Cockrill

In The Puzzle, Existential Man is taking himself apart. "It's a test," Cockrill says. "He has figure out how to put himself back together. He's being tested to see if he is up to the task." Another interpretation: Existential Man has nothing to do at this job all day but think about his existence as a mid-level functionary.

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Stars Fell on Pollepel

To see "Constellation" from every angle, you must take a boat. Boat tours will be organized by the Bannerman Castle Trust and kayak trips provided by Storm King Adventure Tours. A free downloadable audio tour will be available on McGill's website.

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Parting Shot: Magnus Agustsson

The Agustsson Gallery shows not only the artist's work for whom it's named, but also paintings by local, New York City, and Boston artists. Both the paintings and Augustsson's sculptures are available for purchase. Agustssongallery.com. The Agustsson Gallery in Kingston will hold an open on June 6 from 5-9pm.

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2015 Summer Arts Preview—Visual Arts

Spend your days and nights this summer enjoying the best in arts and culture that the Hudson Valley has to offer.

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On the Cover: Leon A. Comstock Jr.

Comstock's work is on display through July 11, with an opening reception on May 2 at 5:30pm at Neumann Fine Art.Neumannfineart.com.

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"River Crossings" Exhibit at Olana and Thomas Cole House

"River Crossings" is on view at Olana and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site May 3 through November 1.

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Parting Shot: E. E. Cummings

Cummings's work is currently on display through June 21 at the Transverse Gallery at the Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, in collaboration with the Ken Lopez Gallery. Eecummingsart.com; Lgny.org.

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On the Cover: Christine Ashburn

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) assigned Christine Ashburn to photograph the Hudson Valley for a little over a year. Seventy-two of her photos showing the love between locals and their land are included in Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands.

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6th Annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival @ Locations

6th Annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival

Thu., Aug. 27, Fri., Aug. 28, Sat., Aug. 29 and Sun., Aug. 30 — This year's substantial roster of premiering artists includes such local talents as...
Food Truck Village @ Chatham Brewing

Food Truck Village

Thu., June 25, 5-9 p.m. and Thu., Aug. 27, 5-9 p.m.

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