Fellowship Recipients 2005 – 2014
Curated by Ariel Shanberg & Helena Kaminski
Featuring Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Isaac Diggs, Tara Fracalossi, Danny Goodwin, Deb Hall, James Heil, Yumiko Izu, Chad Kleitsch, Kristina E. Knipe, Mark Lyon, Tanya Marcuse, Jennifer Lynn Morse, Harvey Osterhoudt, and Phil Underdown
On view: November 15, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday 5-7pm, November 15, 2014
The phrase “home grown” connotes something special. It fills one’s mind with images of something nurtured and cared for. It acknowledges a particular value that while it could have come from somewhere else, the local nature of its origins enhances its substance.
For this exhibition CPW has invited the past decade’s worth of Photographers’ Fellowship Fund recipient to share their “home grown” work which they have produced since receiving their respective fellowships. With an exciting range of approaches and interests, they represent the ever growing vibrancy of artistic inquiry and dialogue that can be found in upstate New York and is nurtured by CPW.Continue Reading...
Since 1980 CPW has provided direct monetary support on an annual basis to photographers who live and work in upstate New York through the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund. Established to strengthen and encourage artists who do not have access to the resources and forms of support typically found in major metropolitan areas, the Fellowship often serves as the first form of major recognition in its recipient’s careers. As of 2014, CPW has granted over $77,000 to 86 photographers. Fellowship winners are free to use the funds however they deem necessary. Each year a different distinguished professional in the field is invited to select the Fellowship recipient. We are particularly grateful to the jurors who initially selected the artists represented here; Peter Barberie, Sharon Bates, Leslie K. Brown, Hannah Frieser, Howard Greenberg, Willis E. Hartshorn, Larissa LeClair, Liliana Porter, Laurel Ptak, and Sasha Wolf.
This survey’s scope encapsulates a fervent period of time in which the area has experienced a surge of creative energies brought by a new wave of artists who chose to call upstate New York home. Those featured in the exhibition, range in age from their early twenties to mid-sixties, reflecting the depth of creative vitality that resides here. While the themes that run throughout the works featured in Home Grown reflect many of the major trends and concerns currently being explored in the broader art-world, they also reflect a particular regional profile – an awareness of the symbiotic bond and the tensions that exist between man and nature, and a fascination with practitioners of the region’s long-standing cultural traditions.
– Ariel Shanberg, 2014