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David Smith and his rich regional history

A London gallery’s examination of David Smith’s use of drawn image and sculpted form is a homepage article on ArtDaily today.

Smith lived and worked in Bolton Landing for many years, inspired by the beauty of Lake George and the Adirondacks. His artwork in the Voltri-Bolton series — briefly referred to in the ArtDaily piece — comprised the first exhibition featured in the Hydes’ garage, which for a time was converted into gallery space.

In a quick internet search about Smith’s relationship with The Hyde, I stumbled upon a New York Times article from 1964 about that exhibition. (A fun aside: It describes Glens Falls as “as attractive a 20th‑century city as you are likely to find.”)

Smith’s works are featured prominently in Bolton Historical Museum’s exhibition, Landscapes Lost and Found, which closes Columbus Day weekend and is most definitely worth checking out before then.

The Hyde has several of Smith’s works in its permanent collection and his impact on the regional art scene figures into the upcoming Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition.