BED, AN EXHIBITION

Curated by Kei Andersen and Carrie Skoczek

April 7 through April 29, 2001

Opening Reception, Saturday April 7th from 4-6 P.M.

Beds are where we are born, sleep, dream, make love and die. Do you remember the bed you had as a child? The bed you lost your virginity in (if it was a bed...)? The desolation of your bed after being left by a lover, the solace and relief of your bed, like a welcome raft after an exhausting day? Beds in strange motel rooms, hospital beds, beds in fairy tales? If your bed could talk, what stories would it tell? Featured among others is Ursula Clark's bed of moss and roses, Hoop's teddy bear lawn mower bed, Carrie Skoczek's bed of satin breasts )aptly titled "Heaven"), a tiny bed in a silver walnut inspired by a favorite fairy tale by Stella magenta, s self portrait in a bed made from an enamel paint box by Kei Andersen. Mrs. C. Leonard Berman will be our guide in an instructional video on how to make a bed; and for the duration of the show Lex Grey will be conducting life from her bed in the gallery.

Kei Andersen, Meg Andersen, Mrs. C. Leonard Berman (aka Janet Ziff), Lucille Bertrand, Neal Borowsky, Richard Brachman, Ursula Clark, Nancy Goldenberg, Bill Graef, Sandra Greuel, Lex Grey, Betsy Heist, Hoop, Andrew Joslin, Lisa Levy, Meghan LeBorious, Adelma Lilliston, Tsaurah Litsky, Stella Magenta, Chris Moran, Seren Morey, Vernita N'Cognita, Pat Olesko, Marie Roberts, Bill Rodgers, Janet Rutkowski, Diane Sbano, Amy Shapiro, Joe Silva, Carrie Skoczek, Judy Thomas, Peter Whitney


WILD FLOWERS

Allen Henriquez WILD FLOWERS

DOVES IN SEVILLE

Richard Fox DOVES IN SEVILLE

SUNBURST

Yoko Sumida SUNBURST

4th annual MOTHER EARTH SHOW

1st Floor Galleries

Charles Basman, Richard Fox, Allen Henriquez, Sheryl Humphrey, Romauld Picard, Yoko Sumida, Gi Te

With Spring comes a special time in our relationship with Mother Earth, when with the first warm breezes and the budding of the trees and the green sprouts of plants & grass, the return of the songbirds, tell us of rebirth & awakening. The animals and man too are part of this great natural whole expressing joy in this truly wonderful planet Earth. This show celebrates the month of April, Earth Month.For this we are presenting a small selection of artists whose themes relate to nature: Drawings of Plants by Charles Basman, Central Park scenes and flower paintings by Richard Fox, another flower painter Allen Henriquez, personifications of nature by Sheryl Humphrey, flowers and sun by Yoko Sumida, Cats by Gi Te, and a finally deferment take on nature by the French artist Romauld Picard who works in three dimensional objects, spring zodiac signs, bouquet of hands, tin foil trees, and the human light fixture, all in high tech color lighted art. Picard's work is also Mother Nature because man made materials, such as plastic, tin foil, light fixtures, etc. are indeed quite natural! Nature has made them through the efforts of man, a natural creature, just as bees make honey or birds build nests from twigs. This is what Picard demonstrates in his art for this show.


COMING:

Henrik Ibsen's HEDDA GABLER

Fri., Sat. Sun. Apr. 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 2001 @ 8 P.M. Adm. $12 Directed by Patricia Skarbinski Thanks in part to a grant from BAC


FADING AD CAMPAIGN WALKING TOUR of Williamsburg Brooklyn
WITH FRANK JUMP Sun. Apr. 29th, 2001 @ 2.P.M. co-hosted by Brooklyn Historian John Manbeck and Sponsored by The Brooklyn HIstorical Society

For me, the Fading Ad Campaign has been a metaphor for survival. Like myself, many of these images of fading advertisements have long outlived their expected lifespan- sometimes outliving the products they advertise, even the advertisers themselves. The remnants of forgotten businesses and signs for products now extinct for over a century still fade silently in the sun, only to be briefly brought out of hiding- reveal when an adjacent building has been torn down or revitalized after a summer rain, the pigments in their paints slightly deepened by its moisture. These remnants dot the waterfront of Brooklyn. Williamsburg is a treasure trove of these vestiges of the past.