Richard Edelman

Stolen Portraits

February 20 – April 10, 2016
Gallery Reception: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 5-7pm

Curated by Hannah Frieser

Richard Edelman: Stolen Portraits, features fictional portraits of creative talent from the region. Titled after the sitter and often taken at the sitter’s home or studio, the portraits contain elements of authenticity while being entirely imaginary in their narrative. Edelman considers the images collaborations with the sitters. He explains, “They greatly influence these portraits with their ideas, their attitude, and their generosity of character before the camera. This process is very much a collaboration for which I take the credit. Hence the name, Stolen Portraits.

The series includes collaborations with Rebekah Creshkoff, Jen Dragon, Mikhail Horowitz, Elaine Mayes, Wayne Montecalvo, Fawn Potash, Keiko Sono, and many more.

Edelman is the principal of Woodstock Graphics Studio in Saugerties, NY, specializing in creative production work for artists. Venues for recent solo exhibitions include the Davis-Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, Galerie BMG in Woodstock, NY, and the Pinscreen Studio in Palensville, NY. Edelman’s photographs are included in public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Brooklyn Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum, while other work can be found at the MoMA artist book collection, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.