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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NYU GALLERY WINDOW EXHIBIT


ENLARGE  (Viewer discretion advised!)

BOLD AS LOVE  by Adam Parker Smith
A curatorial project for Broadway Windows 
Student Curators: Han- Yuan Chia, Sarah Ferguson, Molly Kleiman and Sari Mandel


On the corner, at Broadway and East 10th Street, a startling exhibit that captures the attention of passers by this month.

Among the menagerie are imagined creatures, American icons, high school crushes and self-portraits, an installation inspired by an execution scene in Ernest Hemingways's For Whom the Bell Tolls.

All images seem to have been cleverly fashioned from cut-out pieces of leather and felt, and are fascinating to look at as an 'aestheticized' consumption of violence, as well as a creative use of materials.  

 Yet this is a reminder of the reality of what war can do to people, as we hear about it today, and how it can be interpreted by an artist influenced by a writer whose novel was set during the Spanish Civil War.  NOTHING CHANGES, does it.  

For more information and pictures go to New York Art Beat 

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.



3 comments:

  1. Grisly but impressive.
    I'm sure it caught a lot of people's attention.
    An excellent idea for a group show.I'm glad you pointed it out.

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  2. the 'the blood' is dramatic...thanks for sharing!

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  3. Rather a shock for anyone shopping for a new dress, but very clever and evocative all the same. What wonderful shadows too!!

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