Located in Amenia, New York, within the vibrant Hudson Valley, Troutbeck is situated on acres of bucolic landscape, bisected by the Webutuck River and Dunham Creek. The gateway to the upstate cultural and creative corridor, Troutbeck - re-envisioned and carefully updated – is again what it was to so many before us: inspiration, respite, restoration, folly, community, nature and nurture – carrying forward its 250-year legacy of hospitality.
And when you’re ready, enjoy breakfast in your spacious king-sized bed nestled in luxurious Frette linens. Devour a new book by the fireplace, the peace and abundance beyond your windows, or perhaps opened to the country air - the sounds of the Webatuck river and Dunham creek as they roll beneath. However you wish to spend your time away, each of our unique rooms will provide the escape you need.
We’re situated amongst the vibrant and engaging communities of the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Visit Millerton, Amenia or Wassaic, NY and Sharon, CT by complimentary bicycle. Zipline Catamount in summer or ski it in winter. Hike, fly fish, ride horseback, gravel or mountain bike, take a farm tour, visit a distillery, a bookstore or any number of beautiful shops nearby. Truly, there is something for everyone. Troutbeck is active with arts and cultural programming, with curated events on property and off all year.
August 19 - November 6, 2022Opening Reception: Friday, August 19, 5-7pm
Troutbeck is pleased to present in partnership with The Wassaic Project: The Cloth, a solo exhibition by Taha Clayton curated by Will Hutnick.
THE CLOTH is a series that travels through the transformational life of a cotton plant. Its history, symbolism and resilience parallel the women, men, and children that have come before me. I exist in their future and past. I am cut from their cloth. Fibers that were once exploited for its physical value, spun, stretched, and braided itself into eternal power. We move through the fabric of time, following intimate stories of fear, courage and joy.
Taha Clayton is a Brooklyn-based painter, Houston, TX born and raised in Toronto, ON. Clayton's style and aesthetic is rooted in classical practices, while his narratives juxtapose historical and futurist allusions. He creates realistic renderings, many through portraiture, to celebrate and transcend culture and legacy. His Muslim upbringing and cultural heritage shape his work in order to address mistruths of ethnic antiquity. This clash with Western perspectives is conveyed through images of empowerment rather than historically misguided portrayals of despair and strife. Whether his subjects are captured in their natural environment or composed within an imagined story, these figures embody dignity, culture and beauty. Clayton’s precise, labored, and intricate methods of realism is especially illustrated through his common use of fabric. His subjects are not only representatives, but should be seen as individuals with human stories. His work has been recently exhibited at the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), the Art Renewal Center (Port Reading, NJ), and at MEAM, the Europe Museum of Modern Art (Barcelona, Spain). Clayton’s artistic journey was also documented in the award winning 2016 documentary, “Heavyweight Paint".
For more information and to schedule a visit, please contact Will Hutnick:
Untitled Girl, 2022 Charcoal on paper 20 in x 16 in (oval)
Untitled Flower 1, 2022 Oil on cotton canvas 13 in x 11.25 in
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Art Show: The Cloth by Taha Clayton
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