58 Snake Road Exhibition

An Art Installation

A Benefit for the Greene County Council on the Arts

Poster design by Valerie Hammond. 

Curious? “58 Snake” is an art installation in an uninhabited farmhouse in Catskill.  The farmhouse, a classic brick from the second empire period, was built circa 1880. It is large and resplendent with 10 foot ceilings, early moldings and deep windows. The property is adjacent to the new Scenic Hudson property leading to the banks of Catskill Creek, where Thomas Cole did some of his Hudson River paintings. Though without electricity and running water, 58 Snake remains magnificently tattered with rooms adorned with torn, yet hand stenciled wallpaper, turn of the century claw foot porcelain bathtubs, sweeping banisters aside steep stairways, hand carved wooden mantels and a porch wrapped with a multitude of windows. Enter 10 artists and their unique perspective.

GCCA invites you to attend the Opening Reception and meet the artists on Saturday, August 12, from 2-5 pm. The artist reception is generously sponsored by HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty, www.househudsonvalley.com.






Admission to the Opening Reception is $20 for current GCCA Members and $25 General Admission. The exhibit continues on Sunday, August 13, and the following Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2017 from noon to 5 pm. Admission for the exhibit on August 13, 19 & 20 is $10 suggested donation. (Please scroll down to purchase admission tickets to the Artist Reception.)

The artists, many of whom are Greene County residents, are Andrew Cannon, Tasha Depp, Lauren Drescher, Kico Govantes, Valerie Hammond, Jared Handelsman, Laleh Khorramian, Portia Munson, Kiki Smith and Emma Thomas.

58 Snake Road is located in Catskill, NY just off Route 23B in Jefferson Heights. For tickets, information and directions contact GCCA at gcca@greenearts.org; 518-943-3400 or purchase with PayPal below.

Purchase your tickets to the Artist Reception on Saturday, August 12 from 2 to 5 pm. Select your level by using the drop down menu. Thank you!

58 Snake Admission


More on the Artists:

Lauren Drescher

Lauren Drescher, b.NYC 1962, currently resides in the Pyrenean mountains of Southwest France, London and Auckland, NZ. Her work employs different practices including drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and artist books.

Resulting from a lifetime of pan-cultural observations, her print work freely juxtaposes elements of natural history with a range of personal symbols, usually in order to suggest hidden connections. The techniques are often derived from studio-based practices, but adapted for travel so that prints can be made ‘out of the suitcase’. She returns frequently to themes of lost connection with nature and the opportunities to address these.

With an enduring interest in natural history and antiquity, her works often feature imagery which evokes innate cultural cues and the symbolism of our collective unconscious .

As a collector of ephemera, with an interest in the quotidian, Drescher incorporates century old papers dense with marks, dates, and long forgotten accounts into new works which are frequently palimpsest.

Her evolving bestiary is informed by mythology and folklore. Employing this compendium of creatures, she explores the sentience of animals, metamorphosis and the complexity of our symbiosis. In this series of relief prints, the venus, icon of fertility/fecundity, ritual and rebirth is paired with an animal counterpart.

Coiled Serpent by Lauren Drescher, relief print on antique French paper. 11.5×7.5”

In the Swallows Garden, by Lauren Drescher, 23.5 ”x 15.55”,Bêtes Humanes series  2015.  Drypoint on antique ledger paper with watercolor and pen work.

Tasha Depp


Ocean Tangle by Tasha Depp, 2016, oil on canvas, 54×70″

“P is for Indeterminate” oil on linen and vinyl found object, 2016 19″ x 24″


Esperando la Primavera-Waiting for Spring 1 by Kico Govantes, Oil on canvas, 11×14”

Shadow Landscape by Jared Handelsman, 2013, digital photograph, 18×24″

Valerie Hammond

Nightshade by Valerie Hammond, pigment, color pencil, glass beads, thread and wax on paper, 67″x34″; courtesy of the Athens Cultural Center and Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery.  

Portia Munson 

Pileated Woodpecker by Portia Munson, 2016, pigmented ink on photo rag paper, 17×22″

Kiki Smith

Standing, Kiki Smith 1998, silicon bronze, 57 in. x 37 in. x 14 in. © Kiki Smith 1998. Image courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery 

58 Snake Interior

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