Born in Jersey City, Tim Daly was trained at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has received three fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for his dramatic acrylic landscapes of city margins.
Historical photographs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries will accompany some of Daly's paintings. The photographs capture the formerly undeveloped, woodland edges of Hudson County's urban grids and the shifting parameters of its cities. Other works will appear with contemporary photographs to reveal the ongoing transformation of industrial regions to residential areas and low-rise buildings to high density complexes.
The exhibit will also include smaller works and a reading area where visitors will be able to look over newspaper clippings on activities that have altered Hudson County's constructed landscape during the past two decades.
There will be articles on the Hoboken tenement fires of the late 1970s and early '80s that were declared acts of arson and claimed 41 lives. There will also be clippings about the still uncertain fate of the disappearing Meadowlands.
"City Edge" and its accompanying 16-page color catalog were made possible in part by a Block Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts State/County Partnership Program for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
The Hoboken Historical Museum is located at 1301 Hudson St. in Hoboken. The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. There is a suggested $2 donation. For more information call 656-2240.