Francesco Mastalia ● Hudson Valley Celebrity Series



Gallery@Rhinebeck continues their Hudson Valley Celebrity Series in 2018 with our third guest appearance of the year, Francesco Mastalia, writer, photographer and author of Yoga: The Secret of Life.

The photographs for the project are taken on glass plates using the wet collodion process, a photographic technique dating back to the 1850s. With the use of a large-format wooden camera and antique brass lens, glass plates are hand-coated to produce one-of-a-kind “ambrotype” images. The collodion process transports us to another place and time. When the light-sensitive chemicals absorb the sun’s ultraviolet rays, we enter a mysterious world where art and alchemy embrace.

Francesco Mastalia is a writer, photographer and author of Yoga: The Secret of Life. Mastalia has traveled the world photographing tribal, religious, spiritual, and indigenous people. His first book DREADS, published by Workman Artisan, is a photo documentary on the history of dreadlocks. Now in its eighth printing, DREADS includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker.

His recent book “ORGANIC” Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley, published by powerHouse Books, is a photo documentary of the Hudson Valley’s organic sustainable food movement. The portraits of the farmers and chefs were photographed using the wet-collodion process, a photographic technique developed in the 1850s. Works from ORGANIC are included in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.

Read more about the artist
http://www.francescomastalia.com/

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Jeremy Adams ● Hudson Valley Celebrity Series



Gallery@Rhinebeck continues their Hudson Valley Celebrity Series in 2018 with our second guest appearance of the year, Jeremy Adams, executive director of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, in Woodstock NY.

Byrdcliffe is a non-profit regional center for the arts which offers exhibitions, performances, classes/workshops, summer residencies, and artist housing. Adams started at Byrdcliffe in 2014, after ten years of holding the position of executive director at CUE Art Foundation. Adams’ career is dotted with arts management positions which demonstrate his dedication to servicing artists. Adams received an Honors B.A. from Winchester School of Art and an M.F.A in painting from Pratt Institute, New York in 1991. Jeremy is delighted to live in the region full time and to be involved with the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild community.

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