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Itty S. Neuhaus

I C LVL: Hudson Beach (Eyes Sea Level)

Eyes Sea Level or I See Level or Icy Lovers…
curated by Carl Vanbrunt

August 8 thru Labor Day, 2015
Opening: Saturday, August 8, 6-9PM

Hudson Beach Glass Beacon, 162 Main St., Beacon, NY

Ice-Carving Event

Saturday, September 5, 3-6PM

Ice-carving event: from frozen blocks of ice, participants will carve replicas of the visible part of the iceberg that presumably sank the Titanic in 1912. We will then compete to carve the underside, with awards like most seaworthy, most inventive. We will meet outside Hudson Beach Gallery on Sat, Sept 5 at 3 pm. A procession will proceed to Long Dock Park at 5 pm. Last weekend of show.


In Itty S. Neuhaus’ exhibition I C LVL: Hudson Beach (Eyes Sea Level), art and science meet in multimedia works which have evolved from the artist’s research into the life and death of icebergs. Neuhaus, an associate professor in the Department of Art at SUNY New Paltz, is well versed in new strategies and technologies to detect, measure and communicate data about iceberg structures with levels of accuracy previously not possible. In her art, she has also begun to make use of the resources offered by New Paltz’s MakerBot Innovation Center, where the staff are working with her to digitally model and 3D print replications of the icebergs she sizes in the field.

Though the mixed media work on view is grounded in rigorous science and innovative technology, it is not at all a dry exposition of fact. Visitors to the exhibition will find emotional depth in the artist’s work and it is this depth, married with facticity that conveys meaning. There are pieces in this show that will leave you speechless and then slowly give rise to thought and then bring you back to silence again. The unseen part of I C LVL is what makes the visible aspect that much more compelling. Neuhaus says that "visual manifestations of science can make complex topics more understandable or understood beyond the intellect (through the body, the emotions...)."


Recently, Neuhaus was chosen to be one of a network of 17 international scholars who will collaborate as part of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, an intergovernmental forum concerned with issues faced by Arctic nations and indigenous residents. She is the only one of these scholars with a background in art, the rest are scientists. This presents her with a unique opportunity to continue her efforts to use her art to contribute to a fuller understanding of the environmental crisis that faces all of us. With other researchers she will create "a 3-D multimedia portrait of an Arctic iceberg, above and below the water-line using 3D modeling, video and underwater recording. Ultimately, the work will have both artistic and scientific applications. The resulting future art exhibitions, to be called Monument to an Iceberg: Frozen in Time, will create an enduring tribute to the fleeting forms in polar ice."

In the words of the artist, "the vantage point in I C LVL (Eyes Sea Level) hovers between the known and unknown worlds. In large and small mixed media works, a recognizable place is juxtaposed with scenes appearing just beyond the level of what can be seen — incongruously warm and sensuous forms appear in the underwater part of an iceberg, the last breath on a deathbed becomes tangible, weather anomalies are scratched into National Park postcard scenes. I C LVL is an attempt to see the sea of possibilities that this life holds, just beyond the level of our sight, scientific understanding or emotional grasp... I interpret what I experience using a lens that is informed by my sense that change in nature (in this case the building up and melting of ice) mirrors human growth and decay and that of our world as a whole."

On September 5 at 3pm, beginning at Hudson Beach Glass, Neuhaus will lead an Ice-carving event for those who wish to try their hands at sculpting icebergs. From frozen blocks of ice, participants will carve replicas of the visible part of the iceberg that presumably sank the Titanic in 1912 and then compete to carve the bottom, with awards like most seaworthy, most inventive. A procession featuring the icebergs will then proceed down to Long Dock Park where they will be launched into the Hudson.

Second Saturday

September 12, 2015

One of the most talked about new destinations in the State of New York, Beacon has established itself as one of the great arts communities of the Hudson Valley. 60 miles north of Manhattan, Beacon has been described by The New York Times as The Hudson Valley's most promising hot spot for contemporary art.

Second Saturday Beacon is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month when galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. Gallery openings, music are just some of the ongoing events.

For a lineup of Second Saturday events go to:

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