INSIGHT SUNDAY WITH JUDITH HUDSON
SUNDAY, MAY 28TH | 10:30 AM
Members: Free, RSVP required
Judith Hudson, this month’s Insight Sunday artist, wants to tweak your expectations. Come celebrate the freedom of women to be as humorous, desirous, covetous, and boisterous as she pleases. Working in watercolor, Hudson is known for her quixotic images and her colorful depiction of our all-too-human-foibles.
Often, she takes themes of sexual transgression and uses humor to turn them around and expose (pun intended) the good, bad, and inequitable behavior between men and women. As Hudson has explained: “I want to dispel the myth that boys seek, and girls fend off.” In her most recent series, the androgynous figure of the clown serves as our alter-egos in the performance of the self, with exaggerated make-up and clothes. Although she may enjoy the ridiculousness of the human condition, her intuitive works always express empathy. Her subversion of historical, social, and physical norms highlights the fact that despite our faults, all we have is each other.
Insight Sundays, held the last Sunday of each month, provide individual artists with the opportunity to talk in depth about their processes, techniques, and concepts in the presence of their work. The program allows the audience to see through the artist’s eye. It is a monthly program open to the public and free to our members. Stop by prior to Insight Sunday to view Hudson’s work, which will be on display from May 3rd – May 28th. Our open hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12 pm-5 pm.
Judith Hudson grew up in New Jersey and received an MFA at California College of Art. Her paintings have been dealing with sexual transgression and humor since 2010, with the view that “women should be allowed to be as offensive and have as much fun as men.” She has shown this work at Tripoli Gallery in Wainscott, NY, Salomon Contemporary, in New York, NY, and Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Other places she has shown include Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, the Parrish Art Museum, and Guild Hall.
The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th-century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of Indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid 20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.
48 Madison Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963