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08/25/2009
New York City Artist Jennifer Dalton Opens 2009-2010 Schedule at The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College Photo Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 25, 2009
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Jennifer Dalton's Jennifer Dalton's "Are Times of Recession Good for Art?" will be part of the New York City-based artist's installation at Hudson Valley Community College's Teaching Gallery. The show opens Sept. 17.
The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College opens its 2009-2010 schedule with an entertaining yet thought-provoking exhibition by Jennifer Dalton, a New York City artist best known for installations that explore the meaning and importance of one's material possessions and the New York City art world that bases its success on those ideas. "Is It Just Me?" is on view Sep. 17 through Oct. 24.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Dalton presents a slide lecture at 3 p.m., Sept. 17 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. A gallery reception follows from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery, located in the Administration Building on the Troy campus. Regular gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is closed Sundays and Mondays.

"Is It Just Me?" surveys the last 10 years of Jennifer Dalton's sculptures and installations that were based on exhaustive "excavations" of herself and her art world surroundings. She is an archaeologist of the present day, collecting and examining personal and cultural information, organizing and evaluating the information according to her own unique criteria, and displaying the findings in installations consisting of assembled or handmade objects.

Dalton received a BFA degree from UCLA and a MFA degree from the Pratt Institute in New York. Her work has been featured in one-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Houston and Los Angeles.

Also concurrently on view in the Teaching Gallery will be "Works in the Video Closet" by New Zealand artist/musician Michael Morley of the groups The Dead C, and GATE, among others. The videos were selected by artist/musician Lee Ranaldo.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color brochure with an essay by Jane Harris.

The mission of the Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery is to stimulate the creation and understanding of contemporary art for the benefit of Hudson Valley Community College and the larger community. For more information, visit www.hvcc.edu/teachinggallery.

For more information about other events on campus, visit www.hvcc.edu/events.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate's degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.