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    The Gallery of New York Folk Artists at
The New York Folklore Society
presents
ARTIST IN THE GALLERY SERIES
129 Jay St., Schenectady
518/346-7008

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MON-SAT 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and SUN 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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ARTIST IN THE GALLERY SERIES
129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY ♦ 518/346-7008

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and Sunday hours 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

K. O. Wilson
Delaware County, NY

Exhibition of Current Trains

The New York Folklore Society is pleased to present an “Exhibition of Current Trains,” by writer and photographer K.O. Wilson,
in the New York Folklore Society’s Gallery of New York Artists at 129 Jay Street in Schenectady from September 27 through October 24, 2015. As part of NYFS’s “Artist in the Gallery” series, supported by Schenectady County Initiative Program, Mr. Wilson will be in the Gallery on Sunday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “Artist in the Gallery” series is free, and open to the public.

Mr. Wilson’s photographs are taken at remote locations along hundreds of miles of railroad tracks which he has traversed on foot, a quarter of New York’s 62 counties. This rare view is presented in photographs as part of the New York Folklore Society’s “Artist in the Gallery” series.

Unique to the generally unseen views of Mr. Wilson’s work is a vibrancy that is post mainstream photography. Wilson employs shooting in low-light conditions, directly into the sun, and upon colorless landscapes.

“I seek the surroundings that the trains set off. Adverse light, coupled with digital darkroom techniques, remarkably allows composition of surreal scenes that enhance the defining character of a subject,” says Wilson.


See an interview with K.O. Wilson in 2 Parts:


A selection of model trains of various scales will also be on display during Mr. Wilson’s exhibit. The model trains are provided by the Mohawk Valley Model Railroad Company, 2037 Hamburg St., Schenectady.

Kevin has been selling a particularly renowned postcard, “Catskill Mountain Rush Hour” at the New York Folklore Society’s Gallery since 2008. Also available for sale in the Gallery are Mr. Wilson’s “Kowcards,” a series of 57 postcards that define wide reaches of the Empire State, as well as assorted individual train and local postcards.

Kevin O. Wilson resides in Delaware County.
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“Binghamton”



wilson-train3-425“Main St., Oneonta, Otsego County”
Gallery of New York Artists at
the New York Folklore Society

129 Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Exhibit Dates:
September 27
through
October 24, 2015

Meet the Artist:
Sunday October 4
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free to the Public

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“Howes Cave, Westbound”



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“Northern Kingston, Rt. 9W”



DOWNLOAD THE FLYER:
train exhibition flyer


The New York Folklore Society’s “Artist in the Gallery” series is supported by Schenectady County Initiative Program.

The New York Folklore Society and its programs are funded by the
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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