The Caldwell Gallery Hudson opens its fall exhibition schedule with the first retrospective and sale of artist Easton Pribble's bequest to the Monson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, to be sold to benefit the Arts Aquisition Fund at the MWPAI's Museum of Art. Easton Pribble: A Retrospective will be on view in Hudson, NY, from September 12 through October 25.
The exhibitino highlights a lifetime of work by a beloved teacher and exceptional aritst who lived from 1917-2003. "Our gallery is honored to be working with an arts organization of the stature and mission of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute to bring Easton Pribble's extraordinary artistic legacy to the world," notes Caldwell Gallery Hudson principal Joe Caldwell.
After launching a successful career in New York, exhibiting at such prestigious galleries as The Pinacotheca and the Charles Alan Gallery in the 1950s, Pribble moved to Central New York in 1957 to teach painting and drawing at the MWP School of Art. His teaching career would span more than four decades. Pribble simultaneously maintained an active studio practice, employing Modernist stylistic methods to render landscape, architecture and still life, and he never stopped working to reconcile the concerns he held as an aritst. "My work has been eclectic because I love the contradictions in the world around me, and the richness of those experiences," Pribble said.
Pribble stipulated that his paintings and drawings be sold to benefit the Museum's art acuisition fund as well as the School of Art. Museum of Art Director, Anna T. D'Ambrosio, states, "The Museum of Art owns 18 Pribble paintings and drawings. In his wisdom, Easton asked the Museum to work toward sharing his legacy with a larger audience." Easton Pribble: A Retrospective features more than 50 of the nearly 200 works which are available for purchase from this generous bequest. A comprehensive digital catalogue of the collection will be available.
Located in the heart of Hudson's bustling Warren Street, Caldwell Gallery Hudson is open Thursday-Sunday and by appointment or chance. The gallery features regularly rotating exhibitions of American art.