Monday, February 20, 2006

Mardi Gras @ bau was a hot and steamy party...
more images

b a u cordially invites you to

Celebrate Mardi Gras
in the tradition of New Orleans

in conjunction with bau14: Remnants, After the Storm
on Sunday, February 26, 2006 from 4-7pm
at b a u - beacon artist union
161 Main St, Beacon

Blues, R&B, country and old-time music
will be provided by
Chicken Bone Beach
Tony Sky, harmonica, Gary O'Connor, guitar, Pete Koster, bass

- A big pot of jambalaya and other goodies will be on tap
- Please BYOB to share
- Bring your friends and your dancing shoes
- Everyone is welcome

bau161 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508


Sunday, February 12, 2006

bau 14/remnants: after the storm

Despite the bad weather forecast the opening reception of bau 14/remnants: after the storm was an attractive event on Second Saturday. Curated by Sabine Meyer and new bau member Gary O'Connor, the photographs by Wyatt Gallery and Will Steacy are on display at bau until March 5, 2006.
Gallery talk and slide show presentation with the artists on Saturday, March 4 at 4pm.

Due to bad weather conditions the scheduled show for tonight
has to be canceled.
The new performance date will be announced.

Monday, February 06, 2006

bau 14/remnants: after the storm

photographs in the wake of Katrina by Wyatt Gallery and Will Steacy
Gary O'Connor, Sabine Meyer

February 11, 2006 - March 5, 2006

February 11, 2006 - Second Saturday - 6 to 9pm

beacon artist union

161 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
845 440 7584
Hours Sat/Sun 12-6pm and by appt


We arrived six weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Everyone had gone and the only traces of life were abandoned homes and personal belongings scattered throughout the silent city. The destruction was so unfathomable that it stole our breath away like a sucker punch to the gut. Each day we were continually reminded of one thing, the storm spared nothing and no one.
Wandering through neighborhoods that were completely destroyed, we encountered endless destruction of personal spaces and cherished possessions. What had once been private was now public, what had once captured memories was now stained and abandoned, what had once represented happiness, wealth, or success was now trash, waiting to be hauled to the dumpsite. In each location we experienced a certain spiritual presence within the emptiness and felt witness, even connected somehow, to the profound impact that this singular event had on the residents of the Gulf Coast.

These intimate large-scale color photographs quietly explore abandonment in a post Katrina world where personal memories and possessions were claimed by the unforgiving water of the storm.

Wyatt Gallery
Photographer Wyatt Gallery (yes that is his real name) got his love for architecture and space from his parents whom were both architects in Philadelphia. Gallery has been recognized as one of the "top 25 photographers under 25" by The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University/powerHouse Books and one of the top "30 under 30" by PDN Photo District News magazine. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to photograph Spiritual Sites of Trinidad in 1999 in addition to a Rosenberg Travel Grant to photograph Spiritual Sites of the Caribbean in 1997. Mr. Gallery graduated with a BFA and multiple honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and recently concluded three years of teaching Advanced Color Photography at University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. His new work examines the recent natural disasters and quietly captures the spirit of the incomprehensible power of nature and "man's" resilience to persevere.
In 2005, Gallery was selected as a one of ten finalists in the annual PDN Travel Photo essay competition and one of three finalists in the Photographic Center Northwest's exhibition Focused. He was one of four finalists in the 2004 Photo Review Magazine competition as well and has been commissioned by many magazines such as: The New York Times Sophisticated Traveler, Mother Jones, Architectural Record, Newsweek, Geo Saison, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Outside, and Vibe. His work is featured in Deborah Willis' book Black, A Celebration of A Culture and the forthcoming Saturday Night, Sunday Morning.
Recently, Gallery's work has been exhibited by various galleries and in photography fairs such as: Photo LA 2006, Photo New York 2005, Photo LA 2005, Photo San Francisco 2005, and Photo New York 2004. His work is in many corporate collections such as American Express, Wiley & Son Publishing, New York University, Citi Habitats and the homes of numerous personal collectors.

Image: Alma, St. Rita's Nursing Home. St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans 2005

Will Steacy
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Will received a B.F.A in Photography and Imaging from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003, where he received an award for creative excellence as a graduating senior. Will's work and vision are based on exploring the relationships that exist between man and his environment. Will is currently working on several long term projects; in The Long Way Home Will explores the idea of a journey gone wrong as he drifts through America, he investigates the effects the decline of industry has had on the American workplace in The Ruins. He lives and works in New York.

Image: Hands, New Orleans, LA, 2005

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Sunday, February 5, 2006 - 6pm

@ bau/beacon artist union

161 Main Street, Beacon, NY

LEWIS R. GREENEY, contrabass

BEN NEWSOME, saxophones

baubeacon artist union continues its “Sunday Series: Take Another bau” with a jazz performance by two very talented young musicians from the Hudson Valley area. The fact that Lewis R. Greeney, contrabass and Ben Newsome, saxophones, are both jamming regularly with jazz master Marvin “BuGaLu” Smith indicates the quality standard of both young men. With the upcoming session at bau, the artist run exhibition space on 161 Main Street in Beacon once more provides a platform for unusual artistic explorations.

No cover charge. Donations, as always, are appreciated and go to the performing artists.

Lewis R. Greeney:

Although he's always been an avid jazz fan Lewis began his musical career playing reggae bass for ex-Bob Marley sideman Natty Wailer. After completing his music degree from SUNY New Paltz He plunged head first into a life of late night jazz jam sessions throughout the Hudson Valley area. It has been at these ongoing sessions that he met many of the musicians he is currently working with. The two most influential band leaders he has played under have been Marvin BuGaLu Smith - the amazing drummer, and former Rat-Pack guitarist Al Defino.

"The Jam Session is a way of life for me. It’s where ideas are shared. Without the Session the music has no way to breathe and grow.
The goal of our duo project is to deliver the same strength, intensity and spontaneity while show-casing the full tonal spectrum of our instruments.
When it's just up to the two of us and tenor-man Newsome starts to dig in deep there's no telling what direction a song will take."

Ben Newsome:

21 years old, born and raised in the Hudson Valley.

“I started playing alto saxophone when I was 9 (later switched to tenor in middle school) participated in the kingston's'kools jazz festival 97-2002, Disney Magic music days 2000, rondout school jazz festival 2000, Rondout Jazz festival 2005, Beleayre jazz festival 2005.
I currently study jazz at the conservatory of music at SUNY Purchase.
Some bands I've played/performed with: Big Blue Big band, Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra, USAF Band of Liberty, New York Funk Alliance, Grey 46 project, Celebration – w/master drummer Marvin “BuGaLu” Smith.”