Hudson Beach Glass – DONALD ALTER: Chromatic Tales – Part 1 and 2 Paintings, Drawings, Prints May 12 – July 5, 2012
Donald Alter: Chromatic Tales Part 1: May 12 – June 7
Opening Reception on Beacon’s Second Saturday, May 12, 6-9pm
curated by Tony Moore and Harald Plochberger.
“Donald Alter: Chromatic Tales” at Hudson Beach Gallery, 2nd floor at Hudson Beach Glass, 162 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 from May 12 to July 5, 2012.
The two part exhibition “Donald Alter: Chromatic Tales”is Alter’s most extensive and comprehensive local exhibition to date. Shown in two parts/or chapters, it will focus on various narratives/or chromatic tales which the artist has employed in executing his landscape, figurative and abstract paintings, drawings and prints.In “Donald Alter: Chromatic Tales, Part 1” the essential focus of the exhibition will be given to Alter’s Hudson Valley inspired landscapes. In these works he attempts to bring something new to his, and the viewer’s understanding of the interpretation of landscape. Always experimenting with methodology, materials and techniques, in his most recent works he also incorporates the stylistic influences of computer drawing, which endlessly fascinates his imagination.
In these significant paintings, which are highlighted selections from a creatively distinguished career, it would not be amiss for the viewer to consider that at nearly 82 years old, Donald Alter is perhaps consciously as well as subliminally coming to terms with his life, his relationship to the past, to the present and particularly to his place within the history of art.