Richard Edelman is considered a key name to photographers and top artists in the area. The Woodstock Graphics business that he has been running for years specializes in carefully wrought and perfectly calibrated art prints of the highest caliber. Yet Edelman – a great photographer who works in long, patient, some say monumental “projects,” from horse and people portraits to contemporary landscapes and “liminal” explorations – has also been heading up a monthly salon of similarly serious photographers for years now.
That salon of eight top regional artists is currently exhibiting works in a pop-up gallery show titled “A Clique of Photographers” at the temporary NoBo (North of Brooklyn) Gallery in Hudson through November 8, on which night the whole shebang will be celebrated with a closing reception. Among those showing in “A Clique” will be Craig Barber, Karen Davis, Jeff Jacobson, Kay Kenny, Elaine Mayes, Carla Shapiro, Ruth Wetzel and Edelman. All do serious, thoughtful and emotionally rich work. Most are long-timer Ulster County residents, but all have deep connections now to the creative heart that is the new Hudson Valley.
“A Clique of Photographers,” Thursdays-Sundays through November 8, NoBo Gallery, 585 Warren Street, Hudson; (518) 671-6777, www.nobogallery.com.