ARTIST BRICE MARDEN IN TIVOLI

Photo Courtesy: Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Lauren Lancaster for The New York Times

Brice Marden, Still True to His Vision

Brice Marden, Still True to His Vision | By Carol Vogel | The New York Times | March 2019 EXCERPT: “When he is not traveling the artist spends most of his time in Tivoli, in a large studio composed of rooms filled with paintings and drawings; carefully labeled paint samples, as well as sticks gathered from the surrounding landscape, which he dips in ink to draw. The atmosphere is mostly quiet except for the occasional loud whistle of a passing train.

That his studio is not far from either Olana, home of the painter Frederic Edwin Church, or that of another American painter, Thomas Cole, is not lost on Mr. Marden. The history of these artists has been ingrained in his memory since childhood.” READ MORE


More Press on Marden

Timelessness in Works by Thomas Cole and Brice Marden Two small shows in the Hudson Valley hint at long spiritual rhythms that are not lost, though they may be occluded, in the staccato frenzies of our day. By Peter Schjeldahl | The New Yorker | May 2019

EXCERPT: “Two sublime small shows that will last the summer in towns along the Hudson River remind me of something that art is good for: consolation. I speak of “Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek,” at the Thomas Cole Historic Site, in Catskill, and “Brice Marden’s Cold Mountain Studies,” which will open to the public on June 9th at ‘T’ Space, in the wooded outskirts of Rhinebeck. Roughly a century and a half apart in history, the artists touched me with a sense of timelessness that, today, couldn’t be timelier.” READ MORE 


'It's massive, it's hard, I don't understand it!' TS Eliot dance show hits UK By Lindsey Winship | The Guardian | April 2019

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EXCERPT: “Next month, Pam Tanowitz’s Four Quartets will receive its UK premiere at London’s Barbican... It is the first time the TS Eliot estate has granted permission for the poet’s last great work to be used in a dance production. Tanowitz had been carrying lines from it in her head for a decade before Gideon Lester, artistic director at Bard College, New York, commissioned her to choreograph a piece to mark the 75th anniversary of the first publication of the Four Quartets last summer.… The resulting performance looks nothing like an English country garden, with set designs based on paintings by US artist Brice Marden. His bold, colourful markings are the backdrop to Tanowitz’s highly detailed, rhythmical dance, with its nods to classical ballet and Merce Cunningham(Tanowitz was taught by the great Cunningham dancer Viola Farber). Her compositional skill has been lauded by US critics; Alastair Macaulay called Four Quartets “the greatest creation of dance theatre so far this century”.” READ MORE

 

SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Eileen Fisher's Westchester Factory Paves the Way to Sustainable Fashion

Eileen Fisher's Westchester Factory Paves the Way to Sustainable Fashion By Daisy Alioto | Chronogram | May 2019
EXCERPT: “The Eileen Fisher headquarters in the Westchester village of Irvington are located in a 40,000-square-foot former Lord & Burnham factory, which manufactured greenhouses until the late 1980s. Today, the saw-toothed roof—designed to optimize light without trapping heat—looks like a row of yogis in downward dog position…
Eileen Fisher eschews trends, but the resonance of the brand with the present moment is more than just aesthetic. In 2009, before the concerns about climate change had reached the fever pitch we're experiencing today, the brand began informally collecting used Eileen Fisher garments from its employees. By 2015, they were taking used garments back from customers as well and reselling them for a discount under the label Green Eileen, now known as Renew. That same year, artist Sigi Ahl paired up with the brand to create new garments and felted textiles from the old ones. These works have been exhibited and sold as part of the campaign 
Waste No More since 2017.” READ MORE

NEW ARCHITECTURE

Hudson School of Cool

Hudson School of Cool By David Sokol | Modern Magazine | June 2018
EXCERPT: “… Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the Hudson valley has come further into its own as a hotspot for high design. The forces of hipness that are energizing main streets have also boosted patronage of visionary architecture. And, not unlike the movements that gelled in Columbus, Indiana, or on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, these projects interpret modernist principles in a uniquely local, cohesive way—pairing Cartesian geometry with romantic landscape, embodying awareness of historic and vernacular buildings, and conveying a sense of humility that’s not entirely dependent on size alone. The following houses and studio buildings, featured in my new book Hudson Modern, published by Monacelli Press, exemplify the architectural Hudson River school of thought that’s taking shape after decades of gestation. More important, these loosely excerpted chapters should inspire you to hit the road, witness the incredible transformation of a region, and consider taking part in its cultural renaissance.” READ MORE