Inaugural exhibit at new Beacon gallery features 'conceptual landscapes'
The gallery scene in Beacon was recently enriched when the Fridman Gallery opened in Beacon, its second location outside of New York City.
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Fridman Expands to Beacon
The Highlands Current
Fridman Gallery announces its second location in Beacon, New York.
475 Main Street, Beacon, NY
The inaugural exhibition, opening on May 1, will feature Nanette Carter, Athena LaTocha and Wura-Natasha Ogunji. Its title, Land Escape, refers to the artists’ use of a variety of media to create—rather than represent—landscapes. The opening will culminate at 8pm with an outdoor audio-visual performance by Victoria Keddie, using NASA’s live feed of space debris orbiting above Beacon.
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