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The Door Project


The Door Project

September 29, 2012 - January 06, 2013

Artists ages 13 to 20 worked with The Hyde Collection’s education department during the spring and summer of 2012 to create an installation utilizing discarded doors as the basis for painting and assemblage art.
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This exhibition is an installation that features twelve doors transformed into works of art using painting and assemblage to create expressive, multi-layered pieces. Using discarded doors as the basic canvas, these inspired works reflect the influence of assemblage artists such as Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), Betye Saar (b. 1926), and the collage work of Romare Bearden (1911-1988).

The Hyde's education department collaborated with Big Brothers, Big Sisters; the YMCA; Warren and Washington County Youth Bureaus; Amorak Youth Services; and the City of Glens Falls School District to initiate the open studio program in which the young artists, ages thirteen to twenty, participated. A creative space for the artists was provided by Tim and Suzanne Reed.

A reception for The Door Project will take place at The Hyde Collection on Saturday, October 13, 2013 with free admission from 2:00 to 4:00pm.   

Image (left to right): Steph Mumblo, Knights of Shame, acrylic on wood; Carley French, Secrets, acrylic, nails, newspaper on wood; Emily Fisher, The Door Project, acrylic, tile, colored paper, and glass on wood