Hudson Valley Brewery Makes Beer Based on Instinct, Not Instructions

This upstate New York upstart is already drawing drinkers by the hundreds

Hudson Valley Brewery, a mid-level upstart, has the prowess of a business bound for broader horizons. Their beer—oftentimes pillowy, velvety or (on the occasion when its sour) almost more like Kombucha than beer—is consistently named among the best in the country. The brand’s success thus far certainly pertains to the fact that beer doesn’t have to fit into any theoretical box. Other, stricter drinks—like wine or …

2015 SELECT Contemporary Art Fair, NYC

From large-scale LED light installations to bold oil-on-canvas works, this Frieze Week show has a lot to offer

by Jeffrey Keefe Now in its fourth year, SELECT Contemporary Art Fair (on now through 17 May 2015) is one of the fastest growing events to emerge amidst NYC’s widely praised Frieze Week. Since its inception, SELECT has provided a platform for galleries to market mostly emerging artists, while also devising new and unusual ways to showcase and initiate work. It’s been a welcome addition …

Studio Visit: Sculptor Matt Kinney

From his live/work space in Beacon, NY, the carpenter and artist creates wooden pieces that brilliantly trick the eye

by Janine M. Stankus In the sun-splayed parlor of his partially renovated 1850s home, Matt Kinney’s artwork mingles with tools of his craft. Paint buckets, sliced and with wood medallions at their mouths, lean beneath a bench strewn with chisels, rasps and mallets. In the corner, a burled axe gleams, nearly swallowed against the swirling camouflage of a matching maple stump. Kinney, a carpenter, creates …