October 12, 2013 through March 2, 2014
The Gallery at 199 Main Street, Beacon, NY | Directions
Joseph Squillante, photographer, is a long-time visual chronicler and passionate advocate of the Hudson River. His work is considered by many to be reminiscent of the Hudson River School of landscape painters, yet in his new exhibit A Closer Look: The Hudson River, his new images, placed alongside his classic landscapes, imply a personal and professional evolution, a gentle bending from the traditional toward the abstract. Squillante's up-close response to his subjects drives a confident interpretation of light that unveils the contemporary lines, shapes, forms and textures seen in his new images.
"My work in A Closer Look springs from a need to see the Hudson River in a fresh way," says Squillante. "By considering the essence of the subjects along the river my vision has been crystallized with a new sense of depth."
Squillante's iconic Hudson River photography has bred the respect of many organizations who work to preserve the integrity of the river. He has been recognized by Scenic Hudson as a "Hudson Valley Hero" and his images have inspired requests to mark milestone occasions like the American Heritage River celebration and the Quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's journey to America in 2009.
A native of the Bronx, Squillante earned his undergraduate degree at Iona College and went on to pursue photography at the School of Visual Arts and The New School. He has studied under such luminaries as Philippe Halsman, Ralph Gibson and George Tice. In 1993 Squillante and his wife Carol Capobianco founded the Hudson River School of Photography to cultivate an appreciation for the Hudson through workshops, classroom presentations and exhibitions. His work can be found in the permanent collections at the New York Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York and the Albany Institute of History and Art.
Gallery, bookstore and gift shop hours:
Monday — Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday: 11a.m. – 5 p.m. (second Saturdays until 8 p.m.)
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
(Please note: We occasionally close the space for special meetings.)