Light. It’s one of the things we love most about summer, isn’t it? Longer days. Bright sunshine on warm afternoons. The morning sun in our eyes, chiding us for sleeping too long and not taking advantage of the day. With their latest exhibits, the Hyde Collection has deemed the summer of 2012 “the Summer of Light.”
Stephen Knapp: New Light is a showcase for works that “interact with, and are transformed by light.” Using a specially treated glass, Knapp creates prisms that transform traditional media into “light paintings” (like the one pictured here) and “light sculpture.” The Hyde exhibit will include 14 such works.
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, organized by the New York City-based Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, contains examples of lamps, “iconic windows,” and jewel-like art objects that reflect the range and beauty of the artists who worked at the Tiffany Studios.
Stephen Knapp: New Light and Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light open Sunday (June 17) and will remain on view through Sept. 16 at the Hyde Collection (161 Warren St., Glens Falls). There are Summer of Light-related programs throughout June, July and August; visit hydecollection.org for details and updates. For more info, call 792-1761.