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Peekskill's Field Library Exhibit, Project V Kicks Off Today

The Field Library opens the show "Informational Prospects" today as part "Peekskill Project V."

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In conjunction with Peekskill Project V: A Citywide Festival of Contemporary Art, which is being organized the weekend by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, the Field Library Gallery is pleased to bring you two very exciting contemporary artists Reynolds and Ryan Jennings Clark.

This innovative show, "Informational Prospects," highlights the artists’ thought-provoking work with installation, electronics, and photography runs today through Dec. 16. Reynolds will start things off today with a special performance at 2:30 pm.

Reynolds is an interactive installation/video artist based in Brooklyn. Exchange forms the central tenets of her studio practice, utilizing concepts from the history of sociology, psychology, and economics. Her immersive installation, performance, and video works invite the viewer to play along and directly experience the hierarchies present in everyday society.

Her recent work examines our ritualistic relationship with high-technology and its power to homogenize any foreign space into something immediately accessible and familiar. Within this body of work, economic transactions become metaphors for systematically evaluating interpersonal relationships.

Born in Southern California, the artist received her BFA from San Diego State University and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2011, she was selected as the Wassaic Project Fall Performance-Artist-in-Residence. She is also a teacher at Interlochen Center for The Arts in Michigan. Her studio is located in Brooklyn, New York. For more information visit: www.corinar.com.

Ryan Jennings Clark (Moving Image/Photography) is a visual artist working in New York City. The conceptual influences for his studio practice originate from an interest in the philosophy of time. This broad concept is explored more selectively, through visual metaphor and atmosphere by utilizing video, photography, electronics and installation.

His recent work focuses on the exponential rate of change in technologies and the way this affects our long-held cultural conceptions of individuality and progress. He earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art where he received the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award in 2011. For more information visit: www.ryanjenningsclark.com.

Project V is a citywide public art festival devoted to bringing contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. The event activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances, and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Click here for a schedule of events.

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