Monday, September 26, 2011

Strength Through Beauty

Check out this Hudson Valley Times article by Paul Smart featuring Tanya Marcuse, Charise Isis and myself at the Dorsky Museum.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hurricane Irene Photos - my neighborhood in Phoenicia, NY

Here are some photos I took today of my neighborhood.  It doesn't look quite the same as it did a few days ago....

backyard and neighbor's car
my pool with mud  
My muddy backyard

My backyard from a few weeks ago (ironically showing Laura, whom we are now staying with since being displaced)


before the mud...

The Esopus around the corner from me - it looks different than it did last week...

.... this is how it looked on November 28, 2010

My next door neighbor's foundation is mostly gone... can see the basement from the backyard.

My other next door neighbor's front yard.

My neighbors across the street got it pretty bad too....
...their pool looks much worse than mine.
 This is gonna take awhile to clean up - thankfully nothing that can't be fixed, but the Catskills have been permanently changed - physically and psychologically.

Hurricane Irene videos - Phoenicia and surrounding Catskills towns

Some Youtube videos I found of hurricane Irene's devastation to Phoenicia and nearby:

  • This one has bad music, but a good range of footage showing before, during and after of areas near my house and in nearby Mt. Tremper and Boiceville:

  • Here's a series from within the town of Phoenicia during the actual storm - these are all shot within few hundred feet from my house:

  • And some aftermath videos:
  • As bad as Phoenicia and the nearby towns were hit, there were some worse hit areas not too far away, such as the YMCA camp in Frost Valley, which is about 20-30 minutes away from me (sorry about the bad music, and only still images, but you get the picture:

  • And of course there was Margaretville, Tannersville and Wyndham - all within 30-45 minutes of my home - they really got hammered:

Monday, October 4, 2010

NYFA MARK 10 Troy Group show

It's such an honor to be included with so many great artists at the NYFA MARK 10 Troy Group show at the House of Creative Soul in Saratoga Springs, NY.  I really should do a blog entry on each and every artist in the show, as I truly am impressed and inspired by all of their work.  When I walked into the gallery for the first time yesterday, I was blown away by Deborah Zlotsky's paintings, as well as the paintings by Leslie Parke and Yolanda Sharpe, and the photo-based work of Jeri Eisenberg.  And that's just the first few that come to mind.  Incredible work by everyone, really!  The show runs from October 6th to November 28th, with the opening reception on Thursday, October 14th.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meet the Artists(and Administrator): Dave Hebb | Woodstock Video Art Festival

Keiko Sono wrote a nice little blog entry about me on the WVAF site. Thanks, Keiko, but I really AM stressed out, and it DOES get to me! I'm trying to learn how to relax...

Meet the Artists(and Administrator): Dave Hebb | Woodstock Video Art Festival

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Woodstock Video Art Festival!

I'm showing some work in the Woodstock Video Art Festival in a few weeks in Saugerties, just a few miles down the road from where I used to live.  You can check out their Facebook page and add it to your Facebook events as well.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 13, 2010

ArtPrize Installation Complete!

My BFFs Brian and John finished installing my ArtPrize video projection for "Wastewater Runoff Pipe" at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, Michigan yesterday.  They did a fabulous job and overcame the many hurdles that you often encounter when installing in a non-art space - I'm extremely grateful to them and impressed by the incredibly professional looking results.  Take a peek at the install:
Hanging the projection screen in the window
The projection floating in the window
John adjusting the projector

The projection is still visible even during the day with all that light from the window
The exhibition is up until October 10th, and if you register with ArtPrize you can vote for my piece and I can win big bucks - top prize is $100,000 - serious cash! Check out the details on on how to register to vote here and go to my ArtPrize profile page to get the voting codes.  You can go the venue page for the B.O.B. to find out the details about the venue and for directions to go see my work in person.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Links to my friends from the NYFA MARK 10 program

  • NYFA Mark 10 was a professional career development program I participated in sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts. I met many wonderful and talented artists through the program, and below are links to some of their sites, in no particular order:

    • Kathleen Sherin is a Buffalo, NY based artist who creates abstract collages, incorporating various printmaking and painting techniques. Her "Border" series explores the complexity of microscopic biological forms and texture through layering and transparency.

    • Oreen Cohen and I share a fascination with combining industrial and natural decay, most evident in her found object sculptural installations.

    • Dorothy Fitzgerald is an accomplished painter living in Buffalo, NY, who creates bold mixed media collage paintings that explore emotional and philosophical issues relating to spirituality vs. sexuality. She also has a blog where she opens up her studio and process.

    • Nancy Muller paints landscapes and portraits that are both sensitive and expressionistic. Her style is loose, but captures the soft qualities of light and expression.

    • Patti Robinson is an avid and eclectic collector and creator. Her mixed media collages and sculptures combine anything and everything to create fantastic new visions.

    • Jean Luongo paints people and things with both humor and a sense of purpose.

    • Rebecca Adams navigates between beauty and expressive decay with her mixed media paintings.
  • Thursday, January 14, 2010

    ART DECAY contemporary art photography vintage stuff by artdecay

    Hey! Now you can purchase my work through my Etsy shop at greatly reduced prices, since you are buying directly through me and not a gallery. Currently I only have a few of my photos listed, but you can request me to post any other works you are interested in by clicking on "Request Custom Item" in my shop at You can also contact me for pricing, or just help promote me by adding me to your favorites on Etsy.

    ART DECAY contemporary art photography vintage stuff by artdecay