Recent work from Professor Sean Hovendick’s on-going series “Lives of Men” has been selected by juror Jean Shin for the 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region art exhibition at the University Albany Art Museum. Hovendick’s photographic series explores male identity through documentary photography and recorded interviews. Since 2014, he has traveled to numerous towns, meeting men in their natural habitat, to discuss the reality of being a man in the 21st century. Each encounter inevitably reveals concealed truths that men typically don’t feel permitted to share in everyday conversations.
Founded in 1936, the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region is among the longest-running regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. The exhibition focuses on contemporary artists living and working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region and rotates annually among the University Art Museum, the Albany Institute of History & Art, and The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.
The group exhibition runs October 11 through December 8, 2018. Opening reception is October 19 from 5 to 8pm. Prof. Hovendick will also give a talk about his work Saturday October 20 at 1pm.