Featured Image: Sleep by Peter Ydeen
Easton, PA – The Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition in the Chrin Gallery at the Sigal Museum. Opening August 11, 2022 is Easton Nights at the Sigal Museum.
The exhibition is a collaboration with photographer, Peter Ydeen. Featuring over 70 photographs, the selected works explore Peter’s major photography concentration: a series entitled Easton Nights. Inspired by the poetic works of George Tice, Peter wandered into the surreal and romantic world of Easton’s small hours, where he has become obsessed with the stage like places, which are at once animated, silent and cathartic; all acting as reflections of our uncommon world. The creation of the photography merged with the creation of engaging installations which surround the viewer with his nocturnal visions.
NCHGS Executive Director Megan van Ravenswaay, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Peter Ydeen to present this exciting photography exhibition at the Sigal Museum. As a lover of architecture, I appreciate the ability to look at many familiar Northampton County structures through Peter’s eerie and quiet photographic lens. I am left with a very deep appreciation of the built world all around us.”
Peter Ydeen said, “Easton Nights is a story which grew from the unique and uncommon valley in which the city lies, and is told with the images of unpeopled landscapes taken at night.”
Easton Nights at the Sigal Museum will open to the public on August 11, 2022 and run through May 28, 2023. Thursday through Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sundays 12noon – 4pm. Admission is free on Sundays and free every day for SNAP/EBT members.
Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society’s mission is to share the stories of Northampton County’s past to encourage personal reflection, community dialogue, and an understanding of history’s impact on our lives. Guests enjoy exhibitions at the Sigal Museum, accessing their genealogy or family history at the Jane S. Moyer Library and the NCHGS Archives, and dozens of programs, events, workshops, and tours at our three historic house properties: the Jacob Nicholas House, the Mixsell Illick House, and the Bachmann Publick House. We believe that by exploring local history, we will foster a more respectful, caring, and inclusive community.
Peter Ydeen currently lives in Easton, Pennsylvania and works in New York City. He studied painting and sculpture at Virginia Tech, under Ray Kass, (BA), Brooklyn College under Alan D’Arcangelo and Robert Henry and Phillip Pearlstein, (MFA Fellowship) and at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Scholarship) with visiting artists, Francesco Clemente, Judy Pfaff, William Wegman, Mark Di Suvero and others.
Information Provided By:
Megan van Ravenswaay
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society