2014 Guggenheim Fellow Robert Hite displays an array of work at Clermont State Historic Site both inside the historic mansion and on the site’s grounds.
Extending off of his Imagined Histories series, Robert Hite welcomes guests of Clermont State Historic Site to walk around his sculptural dwellings. Primarily made of reclaimed pieces or found natural materials, the sculptures stand against trees and atop hills, inviting viewers to roam the timeless spaces as well as inviting local wildlife to take up residence in them. Paired along the side of the 250 year old Livingston mansion, as well as old tenant farm-houses on the further premises, Clermont and Hite wed perfectly to set a view of a dreamy and aging America.
By: Danielle McCloskey
Hite was born in a rural town in Virginia where abandoned houses on dirt roads were commonplace. In 2006, Hite began increasing his mixed-media work and started his Imagined Histories series where he asks viewers to take on their own interpretation of his dwellings. Hite has shown his work globally, and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2014.
If You Go:
"Imagined Histories" through October 13th
Clermont State Historic Site
1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, NY 12526
$5 car fee, (518) 537-4240