Please join us this Saturday, March 8 from 2-8PM to celebrate the opening of CORRESPONDANCE: WORKS AND WRITINGS BETWEEN NEW YORK CITY AND CATSKILL, at PS Hudson, Catskill, NY.
Organized by PS Hudson and Lisa Hayes Williams.
In French, the word correspondance refers to connection points between trains, or, like its English translation, an exchange of letters or messages. It can also refer to similarity or analogy between two or more things. Publication Studio Hudson’s inaugural exhibition takes this multivalent word in considering two places–New York City and Catskill–as points of exchange between people, ideas, and objects. As a newly established book design, printing, and publishing studio in Catskill, NY, PS Hudson welcomes a group of artists and collaborators from the Greater New York area to send–via post or train–works of any medium as an initiation of dialogue.
Featuring over 40 participants, Correspondance is the first in a series of exhibitions that seeks to realize the philosophy of publication as the creation of a public, a common space where all are welcome and enter into dialogue on equal terms. An exhibition held right on the heels of the first will present responses made by Hudson and Catskill area artists.
About Publication Studios Hudson
Publication Studio Hudson designs, prints and binds original books by authors and artists we admire. Using a digital printer, paper trimmer and perfect-binding machine we make novels, poetry collections, artists’ books and more. We are not tied to any particular genre and in fact thrive on exploratory collaborations. PS Hudson launched in January 2014 and joins ten other independent studios in North America and Europe which also approach the work of publication as a political strategy: the creation of a public, again and again, through bookmaking and other means. Transparent work processes and hosting events in real space are also central to our vision of the publisher’s role. We operate out of spaces in the river towns of Hudson and Catskill, where we also facilitate hand papermaking processes, sew, screen-print, do sculpture, play music, and host workshops and exhibitions. Find out more at publicationstudio.biz and visit us at 460 Main St., Catskill NY.
Curator Lisa Hayes Williams is a New York based art historian and co-founder of Court Square, a project space in Long Island City devoted to supporting the production and exhibition of new work by emerging artists, writers, and curators.
PS Hudson, 460 Main Street, Catskill, NY, 12414