This exhibition is an installation that features twelve doors transformed into works of art using painting and assemblage to create expressive, multi-layered pieces. Using discarded doors as the basic canvas, these inspired works reflect the influence of assemblage artists such as Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), Betye Saar (b. 1926), and the collage work of Romare Bearden (1911-1988).
The Hyde's education department collaborated with Big Brothers, Big Sisters; the YMCA; Warren and Washington County Youth Bureaus; Amorak Youth Services; and the City of Glens Falls School District to initiate the open studio program in which the young artists, ages thirteen to twenty, participated. A creative space for the artists was provided by Tim and Suzanne Reed.
A reception for The Door Project will take place at The Hyde Collection on Saturday, October 13, 2013 with free admission from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
Image (left to right): Steph Mumblo, Knights of Shame, acrylic on wood; Carley French, Secrets, acrylic, nails, newspaper on wood; Emily Fisher, The Door Project, acrylic, tile, colored paper, and glass on wood