WILD PLACE: PEOPLE OF KINGSTON
Opening Reception: April 30, 2022 from 5 – 7 PM
April 30 – July 17, 2022
CPW is pleased to announce the exhibition, Wild Place: People of Kingston, showcasing works by local photographer Doug Menuez at CPW’s new location in Kingston, NY. This solo show brings together photographs and interviews from Menuez’s ongoing project of the same title, documenting the residents of a city in flux.
Wild Place: People of Kingston was guest curated by Charles Guice. The exhibition’s opening will coincide with the debut of CPW’s new Kingston facilities in Midtown on April 30, 2022, from 5-7 pm. Wild Place: People of Kingston will be on view at Rezny Gallery at 76 Prince Street and CPW’s new offices, gallery, and digital lab at 474 Broadway in Kingston.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Each week, Kingston grows with new arrivals, young people, families, and retirees arriving from other areas throughout the United States. But as Kingston relishes its newfound revitalization, local neighborhoods struggle with the rising challenges of gentrification and income disparity. Wild Place: People of Kingston shares the stories of a diverse range of people who call Kingston their home and serves as a continuation of the extensive dialogue that exists locally about the challenges ahead.
This programming was made possible by the direct support of Arts Mid-Hudson, Canson Infinity Fine Art Papers, and Digital Silver Imaging.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Doug Menuez is an American photographer, director, and artist whose varied career over 40 years has ranged from photojournalism to commissioned work, documentary, and fine art projects. His methodology has since evolved to employ a traditional documentary approach that allows for intuitive investigation. The driving concern behind all his work is to explore and reflect the realities of the human condition.
Menuez and his wife Tereza currently live in Kingston, NY, where he is pursuing a long-term project documenting his community.
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:The solo exhibition Wild Place: People of Kingston will be on view at Rezny Gallery at 76 Prince Street in Kingston and at CPW’s Kingston location at 474 Broadway. CPW galleries are free & open to the public.
Photo: DOUG MENUEZ, “Nicki, Tha Great, Musician, & Satin. Kingston, New York, 2019” from the series Wild Place: People of Kingston.
The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Kingston, NY 12401