The theme of the hand and its uniqueness to humans is archetypical and offers endless distinctive interpretations. Talk to the Hand at Lynch Tham Gallery (through Feb. 15) handily moves the viewer emotionally and imaginatively. The hand does indeed talk. (Image: Richard Serra’s “Hand Catching Lead,” 1968, video, black and white, silent.)
Here we are, at the last print issue of the WG News + Arts, a paper of integrity and fun, exploratory attitudes and true grit. Every artwork represented in these (30lb groundwood) pages was made by a local Williamsburg / Greenpoint / Bushwick artist who is highly professional and has donated work to the cause of honest local reporting; all the proceeds from the sale of these artworks at auction will go toward paying back the paper’s outstanding receipts. And if there’s any money left over? It will be divided among the artists themselves.
JULY 2012 — An exhibition of drawings by Ellsworth Kelly opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art two weeks ago. I found the show a profoundly moving experience. Take note that the exhibit is tucked away in the American Paintings Wing making its whereabouts difficult to find. I might have thought the setting was an oversight or an unintended offense but on further reflection I could agree with the curator’s decision as completely in sync with the character of the works.
Sun, sand, and creativity—along with food, drink, and an after-party—are the order of the day at public event at Rockaway Beach. • Friday, August 9, Noon – 9pm • Creative Time is hosting its second annual artist sandcastle competition in Far Rockaway. A group of ten selected artists and their teams will gather on the more…
We wanted to encourage the artists to come out of their studios and make work that the audience could dive into, to interact with each other and explore their own creativity. We were weaving in and out of dumpsters making art out of trash. You’d see really exciting trends—you really felt you were on the cutting edge.