This past Saturday saw the opening reception of Digitalia, Barrett's first exhibition dedicated to the digital medium; as well as the opening of Ron Lambert's solo exhibition Standing Room in the Crenson Gallery. Despite the threat of snow during the day, there was a very solid turnout for this event. People from all over the Hudson Valley (and beyond!) came out to support the artists who were selected to be featured in this exhibit.
With almost 60 pieces of artwork chosen by juror Bruce Wands, this exhibition was an eclectic collection ranging from 2-dimensional to 3-dimensional sculptures to interactive installations. There was something for everyone to enjoy! Unlike past exhibitions, visitors got to explore various interactive installations that were too addictive to pass up, including Reach, Color, Repeat, an artistic program that allows people to use their bodies to create abstract works of art that can be viewed on a large screen and then downloaded from a website to keep forever.
Congratulations to the winners of the Juror's prizes:
First Prize: Monica Tiulescu, Species 0060
Second Prize: Rob Gonsalves, Reach, Color, Repeat
Third Prize: Wobbe Koning, Frozen Motion (2)
The staff at Barrett would like to say THANK YOU to all the artists who participated in this exhibition; and to all their family, friends and loved ones who came out to support them and to support the organization. We would also like to thank Bruce Wands for his amazing selection of artwork; Ron Lambert for his incredible sculpture exhibition. Last but not least, we would like to thank all the volunteers who spent countless hours installing this exhibition and making the opening reception a rousing success!
- Nikki Hung