Sundown

Artist’s Reception—You are invited!

Sundown is about collaborative creation of artwork between two unlikely individuals in an unlikely place. Chris Victor is an artist who creates installations and sculptures with various materials including found and discarded objects. He rarely exhibits outside of galleries, and museums. 

Paul Hnatiw moved from Manhattan’s Lower East Side to Sundown when he was a teenager in the 70s. He served in the Air Force before working at multiple jobs, landing on a position in the prison system that lasted for ten years until he retired last year. He now runs his small seasonal store in a popular camping and hiking section of the Catskills in upstate New York. His store is the only gun-and-convenience store in the entire county.

Chris will be installing a site-specific artwork outside of Paul’s store, partly using materials found around the store. He’ll be recording their conversations, which will cover a wide range of topics, from Hurricane Irene to the meaning of art.

On Saturday, July 27, we’ll be hosting a reception at the store. If you’re in the area, come for an afternoon of art, food, and a dip in Blue Hole! Please note that you must obtain a free permit from the NYS DEC site, at least 24 hours in advance but no earlier than one week, to enter Blue Hole.

Content, subject, art, nature, self, my leg, this moment, you reading this, the thing-feeling-energy-desire that compels us to do this or that, and of course, the open book of run on sentences that is art and nature into which we can dive as deep as we want. These are a few of my favorite things. #studiothoughts #contemporaryart #cvforcatskillwaters #artandnature ...

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The backside of Sundown #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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Work is in progress #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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This is Paul, owner of the 3 Goldens Convenience Store in Sundown, NY. #sitespecificart #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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Paul and Barbara at their 3 Goldens Convenience Store. I’ll begin installing my piece Sundown here next week. The reception is on July 27th, and we also have a podcast documenting the project so far, which will continue through the summer. Find a link to it in the bio. #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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R & D #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #installationart #mixedmediaart #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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And so it begins... #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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#catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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Sadly, this is the last week to see Sundown I person, the piece will come down Friday. The podcast continues with episode 3 getting the finishing touches. Stay tuned. #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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#cvforcatskillwaters #catskillwaters #chrisvictor #sculpture #installationart #contemporaryart #fineart #sitespecificart ...

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Scouting potential spots for site specific work for Catskill Waters. I love this place, X marks the spot, and yes, the pay phone works. #cvforcatskillwaters #catskillwaters #chrisvictor #sculpture #installationart #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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Working on my #catskillwaters project and came across this fresh breath of summer pic. Couldn’t be more grateful for this beautiful land and water. #hudsonvalley #cvforcatskillwaters ...

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Today I overheard the first tree murmur that it’s been a long summer and maybe a rest would feel good. #autumniscoming #cvforcatskillwaters ...

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Kids socks and sand from hurricane Irene. #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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#cvforcatskillwaters #catskillwaters #sundownny #sitespecificart #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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A rough draft, rehearsal, mock-up of my piece Sundown, to be installed next week. Opening 3-6pm, Saturday July 27th #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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In full production for my install Sundown with catskillwaters opening July 27th Follow along at cvforcatskillwaters and the podcast of the whole project on the Catskill Waters website #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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Here’s an initial concept for one of a couple site specific works I’m making with catskillwaters . This one will be planted next to a defunct coke machine. It’ll passively collect water and incorporate the almost certain repeated vandalism that will come its way. I’ll reinvent the piece each time it’s messed with. #vandalismcollaboration #cvforcatskillwaters #catskillwaters #chrisvictor #sculpture #installationart #contemporaryart #fineart #artvandalism #watercollection #waterislife ...

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Sadly, this is the last week to check out Sundown, the piece will come down Friday. The podcast continues with episode 3 about to launch. #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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Dreaming of things that may come together or may not #sketchbook #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart #cvforcatskillwaters ...

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Please join us today for the opening of Sundown, 3-6 at the 3 Goldens Convenience Store and Gun Shop. Also the second episode of the podcast is up! Take a listen, the link is in the bio #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #podcast ...

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Installing. Sundown opens this Saturday 3-6 #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene#mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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Many thanks to those who made the trek out for the opening. It was a beautiful day! And many, many thanks to catskillwaters and Paul and Barbara Hnatiw for graciously hosting the work and this project. The piece is up till the end of summer, stop by and take a look 👀 #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart #sunpodcast ...

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