On September 6, “Race, Love, and Labor: New Work From the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program” opens at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, New York and will be on display until December 14. As described by guest curator and author Sarah Lewis, “A reflective look at the CPW collection shows how photography, working with a vast range of aesthetics, plays a critical role in the labor of becoming and the work it en-tails—on the land and within our inner worlds. They function, as Frederick Douglass once re-minded us, as images that both record what is and conjure a sense of what could be. What does it mean to work in this lineage? These photographs, each the gift of a moment in time through a unique residency, show us where a future path may lead”. The artists included in the exhibition are Endia Beal, William Cordova, Isaac Diggs, Caleb Ferguson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nikita Gale, Gerard H. Gaskin, Eyakem Gulilat, Tommy Kha, Kathya Maria Landeros, Deana Lawson, Alma Leiva, Yijun Pixy Liao, Gina Osterloh, Dawit L. Petros, Tim Portlock, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Xaviera Simmons, Joanna Tam, and Preston Wadley.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
State University of New York at New Paltz
SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
Text by Canbra Hodsdon