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.

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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R & D #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #installationart #mixedmediaart #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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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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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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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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Missed this one from a few weeks ago. Thank you so much @instagrampadon!
#Repost @instagrampadon with @get_repost ・・・
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing. Sundown opens this Saturday 3-6 #catskillwaters #cvforcatskillwaters #sitespecificart #sundown #hurricaneirene#mixedmediaart #chrisvictor #sculpture #contemporaryart #fineart ...

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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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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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