The two-story, 2000-square-foot Teaching Gallery presents work in all media by professional artists and is open to the public as well as the campus community.

The Blindspot of an Old Dream

Dec. 1, 2022 - Feb. 11, 2023

Work by Artist Jessica Hargreaves
Jessica Hargreaves: Girls at The End of the World (wallpaper detail)

An exhibition of paintings and installation by NYC Artist Jessica Hargreaves.

“The Blindspot of an Old Dream” depicts mundane, intimate and fraught human experiences through figurative and animal imagery placed in allegorical settings. Her style pays homage to history paintings, but with added molded creatures – wild-eyed snakes, tigers, seahorses and dogs – bulging out of the canvas and meandering the gilded frame. Vladimir Putin, Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé and other recognizable figures populate her paintings that depict both fantastical and realistic settings, or an unsettling mix of both. Hargreaves states that her directness and technique “bring humanity’s convoluted and emotional landscape into high relief.”

Since 2010, she has exhibited in numerous one-person and group exhibits throughout the greater NYC metropolitan area. She and two other artists co-direct Mother-in-Law's, an experimental, installation-based project space in Germantown (Columbia County). Hargreaves was born and raised in London, and earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in fashion and textile design at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London). After working in fashion and illustration in NYC, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives and works in NYC.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery
Artist Talk: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Gallery hours for this exhibit are:

  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.

NOTE: The Teaching Gallery will be closed Dec. 17 through Jan. 16.

Garden: A site specific installation by Thomas Lail

Ongoing in the Administration Building Atrium

Garden, Professor Thomas Lail’s oversized rendering of a William Morris wallpaper pattern, scales the trellis of the Administration Building’s glass atrium, reflecting on the history of glassed-in winter gardens, cultivated nature, and the dream of Utopian architectures of transparency. The installation project is supported by the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation’s Stephen L. Hyatt Fine Arts Fund and installed with assistance from the college’s Graphics Department and Physical Plant, and NoName Graphics, Troy.

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Teaching Gallery
Administration Building, Room 013
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