John Cosby and Joe Paquet, two nationally known plein air (open air) artists, have been traveling some of the roughest areas of the Northeast for over five years now in an attempt to capture the industrial roadside of America. Last week, that journey put them in two different locations – painting the same structure from different angles – in Little Falls.
Kevin Mihaly with the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts had given me a heads-up on their visit, so I swung by and talked to John for about an hour the first day. Well, I was hooked on their Rust and Roadsides project, so I made an appointment to visit them the next day.
I did a podcast interview with them, shot some pictures, and wrote a feature story for Art in the Adirondacks website, which you can find here. Really enjoyed it and look forward to seeing more of their work!