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.

One of our principal artists Chris Victor: opening reception of Hammer Dance, his solo show in Muroff Kotler Gallery at SUNY Ulster
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#cvforcatskillwaters #catskillwaters #chrisvictor #sculpture #installationart #contemporaryart #fineart #sitespecificart ...

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

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Paul’s Stevie Nicks concert ticket from the night Irene hit. #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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Paul and Barbara showing me a pic of flooding from Hurricane Jeanne in 2004. #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricanejeanne #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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I am feeling as elated seeing this image on my feed as I’m terrified. My heart is beating faster as I wonder what Paul will think of this. Feels like this project is doing exactly what it was intended to do, but I wasn’t quite prepared for what it would look like in real life. But that’s what art is all about.
#Repost @ceevictor ・・・
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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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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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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And so it begins... #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #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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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 #cvictorforcatskillwaters
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This is Paul, owner of the 3 Goldens Convenience Store in Sundown, NY.
@ceevictor is installing his work outside of this store and sharing the conversations and process in our new podcast!

#sitespecificart #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart
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Missed this one from a few weeks ago. Thank you so much @instagrampadon!
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This weekend, Victoria and I were lucky enough to attend the unveiling of this Hurricane Irene-inspired art created by @ceevictor, which was displayed just across the road from our cabin in Sundown, NY. (Hurricane Irene had a devastating effect on the communities in this area, and was as resonant a subject of inspiration as can be imagined.)
#art #sculpture #hurricaneirene #sundownny #upstateny #peekamoose #chrisvictor #cvforcatskillwaters
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#Repost @ceevictor with @get_repost
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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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#Repost @ceevictor ・・・
Installing. Sundown opens this Saturday 3-6 #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene#mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart
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Thank you, Chris Victor, for amazing work!
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Going...going...gone. #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart
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More update from Chrus Victor:
Much of the material for this piece is from Paul’s sand pile which was washed up on his property in hurricane Irene in 2011.
#catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene
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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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Chris Victor working on his installation in Sundown!
@cvforcatskillwaters with @get_repost
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Thoughts taking form #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundownny #mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart #outdoorsculpture
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