Art

Carrie Beckmann 7 BOMBAY BROOKLYN

From the WG News + Arts’ Arts Editor:

Did you ever stop to think…?

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.

"Six Persimmons" by Mu-qi.

Viewing Ellsworth Kelly

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.