Opens June 10
Final weekend!
4PM – 8PM Sat, June 17
1PM – 4PM Sun, June 18
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Our May Basilica Back Gallery artist-in-residence is Catskill multi-disciplinary artist Jim Krewson.

Jim has spent the past month based in the gallery painting beautifully realistic portraits of Hudsonites from various walks of life.

Jim Krewson has been producing video art; oil portraits; graphic chocolate and vanilla cakes depicting sexual acts; airbrush paintings of nude celebrities; lewd online personal ads; films of stuffed animal Taco Bell employees; screaming, fit-throwing sculptures and Old Time banjo songs for the better part of 20 years.

His work has appeared in periodicals such as Time Out New York, The New York Times, The New York Press, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Barracuda and Swank. His artwork can be seen as props on Saturday Night Live, and the films Mrs. Doubtfire, So I Married an Ax Murderer and Get Shorty 2.

This exhibition continues Basilica Hudson’s 2017 thematic Back Gallery artist in residency program, which explores the location as muse.  Creating the work in Hudson and at Basilica suggests that the eclectic present and past of this river city is central to inspiration.
Back Gallery Openings are a culmination of artist(s) spending some time in the space, experiencing the place and then opening it up to the public.