NO PARKING: THE ALLEYS AND GARAGES OF HUDSON | JANUARY 14-FEBRUARY 19 | OPENING RECEPTION JANUARY 14
The Alleys and Garages of Hudson
January 14–February 19, 2017
Opening reception with the artists | Saturday, January 14 | 5-7pm
Three local photographers find unconventional beauty beyond Hudson’s more well-trafficked main streets with No Parking: The Alleys and Garages of Hudson, opening at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, January 14, with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7pm. Exploring the parallel realities that exist in the city, No Parking features photographs dating back nearly two decades from local artists Lisa Durfee, William Hellermann, and Peter Spear. While major roads such as Warren Street offer a panoply of architectural spectacle to enjoy, No Parking tells the story of those small streets that run parallel to the larger thoroughfares, and the hidden barns, garages, storehouses, and studios nestled along them.
“I happened to notice in the summer of 1998 that gentrification had unmistakably taken off in Hudson,” William Hellermann recounted to fellow photographer Valerie Shaff. “However, by contrast, I found that the garages were often more visually interesting than the buildings on the main thoroughfares. They have an accidental beauty.”
No Parking offers viewers the rare opportunity to travel back to a time in Hudson’s not-so-distant past with works from three of the most talented photographers living in the city today.