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‘Faces of India’ at Laundry King

Photograph by Doug Hilson


July 27, 2016

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY – The Catskill Art Society presents “Faces of India,” an exhibition of photographs by Doug Hilson, at the Laundry King, an alternative exhibit space of the Catskill Art Society located at 65 Main St. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The show runs through August 27.

Amassed from numerous trips to India, Doug Hilson’s photographs present his vibrant multi-colored portraits of children and the elderly. India, as the fastest developing country in the world and arguably the most colorful, has fascinated the artist and informed his painting for the past decade. In this country of one billion, where 85% of the people live in small villages with a rapidly growing middle class, Hilson likens their migration into modern cities to a similar shift in early 20th century America. Hilson’s objective in this body of work is to record the elderly and their tradition, dress and culture before it is lost to the past. In the children, he sees the faces of the future.

Gallery hours at the Laundry King are Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.catskillartsociety.org.