Artist Reception: “Some Soft Thoughts” by Becca Van K (Winter Walk, 12.4.21, 5-8pm)
Join us as we celebrate Becca Van K and her mixed-media fiber arts exhibition “Some Soft Thoughts” on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, from 5-8pm, during Hudson’s 25th annual Winter Walk.
Van K has filled the windows and indoor exhibition space with a large grouping of woven objects including wooden chairs, folding chairs, wall hangings, and much more. These functioning furniture pieces are created with bright neon colored yarns, beads, and fake fur, creating the atmosphere of a late 90’s techno club VIP room heavily which is referencing the Memphis interior design style.
“Some Soft Thoughts” provided Van K the opportunity to expand her ongoing body of work where she experiments with new techniques, recycled materials and objects and asks us to reconsider what is defined as “furniture” and what is labeled as “art.” Van K says, “My artistic spirit is committed to tenderness, reverence, generosity, and humor. I draw inspiration from the natural world, 80s/90s graphics and nostalgia, house/techno music, and the concept of comfort. I weave a collective blanket of meditation in the repetitive acts of handcraft, walking, and listening to techno. I enter a nurturing and otherwise inaccessible headspace when I engage in these repetitive acts, which translates to works that are infused with care and personality.
“The joy of my viewers is at the center of my practice.”
“Some Soft Thoughts” will be on view from 12.1.21 – 1.3.21. A second reception will take place on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, from 5-8pm – during the 2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl. If you can not attend a reception but would like to see the indoor works please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Window On Hudson takes your health seriously. All visitors are asked to wear a mask indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, and enjoy their refreshments outside. During our receptions, the front door will remain open at all times. Please bundle up!
About Window On Hudson
Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of all mediums who are in Hudson and the Hudson Valley. Window On Hudson is committed to providing a platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists. Window On Hudson exhibits a new artist on a monthly basis. Artists interested in submitting their work may do so by emailing email@example.com or visiting the website.