Upstate Olympics, Tim Davis-style

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Photographer Tim Davis goes video with a new show at SUNY New Paltz, in the Hudson Valley. Entitled "The Upstate New York Olympics," the always clever Davis stars in a series of performative short videos of himself at poignant play in the world he inhabits. With names like "Abandoned Building Bowling" and  "Snowman Ju Jitsu" and  "No Trespassing Parallel Bars", the enterprising artist does battle with the ephemera of everday things that he finds all around himself: a duck pillow in the trash, a blue asphalt-sided wall, a rusty pipe. Sometimes silly, sometimes serious, and always smart, the work reminds the viewer how to make do, with pride, of the post-industrial, commecial, often-disabused land we call home here in America. At times, the work seems like another way of approaching some of the topics he covered in his book of photographs, "My Life in Politics", but with some "Jackass" sensibility. Goofy seriousness, or serious goofiness - go see this show: , or at least check out the videos online:

March 30 – July 17, 2011
Opening reception, Friday, April 8, 2011, 5-7 pm

Howard Greenberg Family Gallery at SUNY New Paltz, curated by Brian Wallace

Thursday, April 28: Lecture by Tim Davis, Lecture Center room 102
1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, NY 12561 845.257.3844